Max Woodworth

Mind your language – Steven Ribet

From the Weekend Standard: From the third floor restaurant in Shanghai’s Oriental Riverside Hotel, the view west across the Huangpo river is uninterrupted. The European architecture along the Bund on the opposite bank remains a symbol of Shanghai’s 1930s heyday, in the same way that the skyscrapers on this side of the river in Pudong […]

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The irresistible pull of pure mass – Paul Mooney

From International Herald Tribune: In October, China Construction Bank raised $8 billion on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in the world’s biggest initial public offering in four years. Institutional demand for the offering, the first by one of China’s big four state banks, outstripped supply by 10 times, despite a price at the top of […]

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In China, Echoes of the Past – John M. Glionna

From Los Angeles Times: Video recorder in hand, Wang Hong sat inside a small stone-and-brick house with one of China’s aging musical masters ” a Mongolian vocalist named Hajab who once sang his region’s ancestral melodies for Chairman Mao Tse-tung. Wang had ventured from his home in San Francisco to the grasslands of Inner Mongolia […]

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United States Congressional-Executive Commission on China – China Human Rights and Rule of Law Update

After the release of the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China Annual Report on October 11, 2005, the commission released an update November 1, 2005 (in pdf format). The updated report contains a position paper on the household registration system, as well as translations of the Regional Ethnic Autonomy Law, the court judgment in the Zhang […]

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