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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“I Thought I Could Do a Better Job,” Says Fake Official

Zhao Xiyong, the Shenyang man who had been posing as a departmental head at the State Council Research Office on various “official” trips since 2010, was declared an impostor by provincial and central authorities and placed under arrest last month. An update from the South China Morning Post reports that Zhao will be pleading not-guilty to charges of fraud, and provides

April 4, 2013

First Known H7N9 Bird Flu Deaths Confirmed

The New York Times reports on the H7N9 virus, a new strain of bird flu that has so far killed two and left another ill: Two men have died here after contracting a strain of avian flu that had not been previously found in humans, Xinhua, China’s official news agency, reported Sunday. The authorities said the two Shanghai men, 27 and 87 years old, fell ill after contracting the H7N9

March 31, 2013

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