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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Promotion-gate of Officials’ Children

Another score for Internet users and the online press for prompting an apology, sort of, from a local government for cronyism in the promotion of four positions. Translated by CDT from the Beijing News and others. It all started...

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Be Patriotic? First Be Cool!

A summary of a meeting with Beijing Police who “advised” student groups to cancel patriotic demonstrations. This post originally appeared in a university online forum Shuimu Community (水木社区 ), posted by someone with...

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Saving Beijing’s Reservoirs

As the Olympics approach, Beijing’s fragile water supply is in the spotlight. Gaoming Jiang explains on ChinaDialogue.net how to prevent contamination risks – and ensure an adequate supply. Beijing suffers from a severe...

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