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.

Taipei firms forced to rethink mainland links – Kathrin Hille

From Financial Times (link) As Taipei moves to tighten supervision of cross-strait economic exchanges, bankers and business leaders are warning that companies might be forced to minimise their ties with China or retreat from it altogether. Under a new regulatory framework announced on Wednesday, large investments in China or those involving “sensitive technology” will only […]

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China lifts price of domestic oil products – Mure Dickie

from Financial Times (link) China on Sunday announced its first rise in domestic oil product prices in eight months, but promised to soften the blow to farmers, fishermen and urban transportation companies with a new system of subsidies. Refinery petrol prices were raised by Rmb300 ($37.36) a tonne and those for diesel by Rmb250 in […]

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