Having just completed a Master of Research at the University of Nottingham on Chengguan-street seller conflicts, Natalie is now beginning a second masters, this time in Multimedia Journalism, at Beijing Foreign Studies University. Her major interests include migrant issues, social conflict, and more generally the impact of political reform on civil society. Natalie has also previously worked for Chinadialogue and now blogs (in both English and Chinese) about her experiences as a journalism student in Beijing at

Hong Kong Netizens Respond To Nobel

The following are excerpts from the Hong Kong-based Tianya forum where netizens responded to news that Liu Xiaobo had won the Nobel Peace Prize: Liu Xiaobo wins Nobel Peace Prize: Hong Kong Netizens’ Response From the...

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Is Cheap Labour Drying Up?

Long the life-blood of China’s economy, it seems cheap labour is becoming increasingly hard to come by. Following an article written earlier last month by Duncan Innes-Ker of the Economist Intelligence Unit, Hong Kong-based...

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