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...Read More
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.
With food crisis alarms sounding around the world, Guangdongers may stop thinking “I can buy whatever as long as I have the bucks.” A CCTV report translated by CDT from sina.com: Guangdong is well known as the...Read More
The hand foot and mouth disease outbreak seems like a local version of the 2003 SARS epidemic. And there’s one more similarity: the silence of the local media. A commentary translated by CDT from the Beijing News: I am the...Read More
An interesting analytical commentary on China’s latest wave of (ultra-)nationalism, and how the West lessons from dealing with Germany’s in 1930s. Translated by CDT from Southern Breeze magazine, via sina.com: [The...Read More
Posted by Michael Zhao | May 3, 2008
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...Read More