Michael Zhao

Michael Zhao graduated from UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where he produced an in-depth multimedia thesis on electronic waste dumping from the rich world to developing countries. He also made a short documentary on the same topic, available on his personal site. He now works at Asia Society's Center on US-China Relations as a multimedia producer in New York. Michael worked for the New York Times Beijing Bureau as a reporting assistant from 2003-2005. He graduated from the Beijing Language & Culture University with a bachelor's degree in English. He co-authored a book on learning Chinese language and culture, Urban Chinese: Mandarin in 21st Century China. Michael was born and grew up in Wuhan, China.

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Memorial Video: “China Shaken”

Yet another sad video story to present after “eDump.” But this one was so heartbreaking to make that my laptop crashed right after I finished editing it at 3 am on Saturday, May 24 (true story). The earthquake and...

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China: Welcome Gas Guzzlers

A sober commentary looking at China’s newfound love for oil guzzling SUVs and its consequences. Translated by CDT from the Beijing News. China, the second largest petroleum consumer behind only the United States, increased...

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