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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Who’s Afraid of Huawei?

Huawei (or “WAH-way” for those untrained in the ways of pinyin, according to a promotional video made by the company) is now the world’s largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment. The company, founded by former PLA engineer Ren Zhengfei, has become an economic powerhouse and a ubiquitous part of the global telecommunications infrastructure,

August 3, 2012 6:15 PM

China’s Olympic Fetish for First

With 42 medals, 20 of them coated with those much coveted 30 carats, China is just behind the U.S. for first in the overall and gold medal counts at London 2012 (as of August 3, 14:00 PST). In China, there has long been a philosophy viewing medals as worthless if they aren’t received on the highest podium. This belief was seen when a teary-eyed Wu Jingbiao apologized for

August 3, 2012 2:02 PM

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