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Radish is the pen name of an undergraduate student at UC berkeley, majoring in Political Economy with a focus on economic development in China.
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Can China’s Dying Villages Be Saved?

China’s urban population has grown faster than any other country’s and is currently 54% of the total population. The fast rate of urbanization has resulted in the disappearance of villages as large numbers of rural residents leave for jobs offered in the cities. Linda Poon reports for National Public Radio on a documentary that explores the possibility of reversing

January 6, 2015

Mao Secretary’s Daughter Sues Over Book Seizure

As Fourth Plenum legal reforms promise to increase citizens’ powers to sue the authorities, NPR’s Anthony Kuhn describes one legal battle already underway between customs officials and the daughter of a former secretary to Mao Zedong. Li Nanyang is challenging the unexplained confiscation of 53 copies of her father’s memoir at Beijing airport last year. “My

December 3, 2014