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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More Reflection on Tibetan Protests

In an article for Radio Free Asia, veteran Asia correspondent Dan Southerland uses his decades of experience reporting in China to sum up the situation in Tibet. Of the many topics addressed, Southerland focuses on the recent wave of self-immolations on the Tibetan plateau, and government propaganda campaigns to discredit them: Over the past 25 years in Tibet, repression has

March 30, 2012 5:56 PM

Beijing’s Taxicab Contention

As economic expansion benefits China’s growing middle class, long stagnant fares are leaving Beijing’s 66,000 taxi drivers discontented. The Economist reports: Beijing’s base fare of 10 yuan ($1.60) has not changed in a decade. Charges for travelling farther than the minimum fare were adjusted in 2006, from 1.6 to 2 yuan per kilometre. Since 2009 drivers have added

March 30, 2012 4:30 PM

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