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New Year in Bed

As Chinese return to work after the New Year, NPR’s Morning Edition aired this commentary about an American’s experience of Spring Festival in China: Commentator Alison Klayman has been living in China for a year and...

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Images of Mental Illness

Someone has posted a stunning series of pictures on the Sina BBS that appear to come from a Chinese mental asylum. The glare in the images suggest they are photos of photos, and there’s no information as to exactly where...

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Great (Middle Class) Expectations

New rules aimed at regulating online video on the Chinese internet, implemented last week, may cut down on embarrassing episode’s like Hu Ziwei’s outburst at the unveiling of the new CCTV sports channel (posted widely on video sharing sites like Tudou), but some worry such efforts to control online will clash with the increasingly global concerns of the country’s swelling middle classes.

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