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 tackle residency issue for migrant workers, gradually – Tian Yu

From Xinhua News Agency (in Chinese), translated by CDT (link): The State Council, China’s cabinet, issued a document with suggestions to solve problems for migrant workers, urging big cities to actively and steadily issue residency, or hu kou, to migrant workers, numbered more than 100 million. The document also called attention to law enforcement efforts […]

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China’s moon program pressing ahead – Beijing Star Daily

From Beijing Star Daily via Xinhua News Agency (link): Chief director of China’s moon orbit program Luan Enjie said that 2006 is a key year for research and development for the moon program. This year will see the completion of producing flying object and the joint testing of launching site, monitoring and ground application systems, […]

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US secretary of commerce visits China on piracy – China News Agency

From Sina.com (link): US secretary of commerce Carlos M. Guti√©rrez is visitig Beijing to, again, raise concern about the lack of crack down on software piracy in major Chinese firms, among other issues. Deputy Director of China’s National Copyright Administration said at a recent press conference held at the State Council Information Office that there […]

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HK urges China to speed up financial reform – Tom Mitchell

From Financial Times (link) Hong Kong’s central banker on Thursday challenged his Chinese counterparts to increase the pace and scope of financial liberalisation, urging them to allow mainland investors to purchase Hong Kong securities and permit renminbi bond issuance in the territory. Wading into a previously internal Chinese debate about whether financial reforms have advanced […]

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