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.

China to regulate transplants – The Age

From the Age (link): CHINA has issued long-awaited regulations on human organ transplants aimed at reducing botched operations and improving survival rates. They explicitly ban the sale of body parts, require written permission from donors and introduce medical standards. An estimated 2 million patients in China need organ transplants each year, but no more than […]

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Fujian arrests 27 Internet “prostitutes” – Huang Yiwei

From Strait Metro Daily via sina.com (in Chinese), translated by CDT (link): More than 150 policemen from Fuzhou City, Fujian in early morning of Mar. 26 raided 12 locations in Fuzhou, Xiamen and Zhangzhou and arrested totally 27 women, and 9 men, who have been offering nude women show over the Internet, mainly serving Taiwanese […]

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Shanghai mayor urges underground defence build-up – China News Agency

From China News Agency via Xinhua News Agency (in Chinese), translated by CDT (link): Shanghai Mayor Han Zheng said in a civil defense working meeting that greater attention should be paid to strengthening “civil defense” work. One of his proposals is to speed up the building up of urban underground defence network. Present at the […]

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China to re-start R&D of large airplanes – Outlook Weekly

From Outlook Weekly via Xinhua News Agency (in Chinese), translated by CDT (link): Developing large airplanes, with 100-ton and greater cargo or 150-passenger and greater capacity, has become a key component in promoting the development of aeronautics industry in China’s 11th “Five-Year Plan.” China will, at an appropriate timing during the 11th “Five-Year Plan,” launch […]

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