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.

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More
Open popup

Welcome back!

CDT is a non-profit media site, and we need your support. Your contribution will help us provide more translations, breaking news, and other content you love.