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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Lei Jun: “China’s Steve Jobs”

Lei Jun (雷军), founder and major shareholder of Xiaomi Tech (小米科技) [zh], has just joined the ranks of Chinese billionaires. Now worth an estimated $4 billion, the company was founded in 2010, and released the Xiaomi Phone – a major Chinese contendor to the iPhone – in 2011. The phone’s success in the mainland has led some to label Xiaomi “China’s

July 18, 2012

The Chinese Media Reciprocity Act

In September of last year, California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R) introduced H.R. 2899 – the Chinese Media Reciprocity Act of 2011, now being debated in the U.S. House of Representatives. If the bill were to be passed, it would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, allowing the U.S. government to revoke and limit visas issued to journalists working for

July 18, 2012

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