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Tania Branigan: China’s Momentous 2008

Tania Branigan recounts extraordinary events from the last 12 months in China and introduces video highlights of the year. Click here to see the videos on the Guardian blog: This autumn, the chill winds of the world’s...

A Media Star Is Born (and It’s a Pig)

While parents whose children died in the Sichuan earthquake are suing government officials and contractors, some lighter post-quake news is being reported, in the form of a miracle pig. From the New York Times blog: In the weeks...

China 2008: Human Rights

This next installment in the CDT series on important issues facing China in 2008 concerns the state of human rights in China.  See also these previous China 2008 articles: China and the Developing World, Nationalism, Internet...

China 2008: Revaluating the Currency Question

This next article in the CDT series on important issues facing China in 2008 focuses on the revaluation of the Chinese currency, the yuan (or renminbi). See also previous posts on Nationalism, the Developing World, the Global...

China 2008: Food & Product Safety

CDT has produced a series of posts which summarize the key issues facing China in 2008. This latest installment focuses on food and product safety. Previous post in the China 2008 series include: China and the Developing World,...

China 2008: The Global Financial Crisis

This next article in the CDT series on important issues facing China in 2008 focuses on China’s role in the global financial crisis. To give a deeper understanding of China’s up-and-coming role on the world stage,...

China 2008: Environmental Crisis

This next article in the CDT series on important issues facing China in 2008 focuses on the Environment. See also previous posts on Nationalism, the Developing World, and the Global Financial Crisis. China’s environmental...

China 2008: China and the Developing World

Over the next week, CDT will post a series of topic pages on relevant issues facing China. The first, below, is on China’s relations with the developing world: One of the most interesting developments in China’s...

Add Locusts to China’s List of Calamities

Mark Magnier at the Los Angeles Times reports on an infestation of locusts that is threatening the Olympics, set to open in just over a month: Locusts? What is going on here? The litany of near-biblical woes would seem to lack...

China’s Inauspicious Year

In The Nation, Jeffrey Wasserstrom writes about the series of major events that have gripped China so far this year: the anti-Maglev protests in Shanghai, the crippling snowstorms in February, the unrest in Tibetan areas in...

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