Author: josh rudolph

Josh Rudolph currently lives in Vancouver, where he recently finished an MA at the Institute of Asian Research at UBC. His thematic focus is on Asia Pacific Policy and media representations of Asian culture, society and religion, while his main geopolitical interest lies in China.

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Public Increasingly Outraged by Abusive Chengguan

Abuse inflicted on China’s lower class by chengguan has long drawn public outrage. While the dictionary defines these officials as “city management” clerks, the Shanghaiist has (perhaps more accurately) characterized them as “glorified traffic wardens.” The Washington Post thoroughly describes the antagonistic role played by these officials

March 31, 2013 7:55 PM

Stop Photoshopping Us Into Porn, Ask Officials

Chinese citizens have been accused of Photoshopping the likeness of business and government officials into pornographic photographs to be used for blackmail. Shanghai Daily reported that as of March 18, eight had been arrested in one county in Hunan province: Eight suspects have been arrested and charged with using modified pornographic photos in an attempt to extort 4.5 million

March 29, 2013 1:51 PM

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