TV Song Contest Inspires Nationalist Angst

China’s hottest television show, HunanTV’s “Singer 2024,” has inspired nationalist angst after two foreign contestants took first and second place—easily besting a field that included legendary Chinese pop star Na Ying. The show...

Censored Essay: Peter Hessler Sells His Car

Acclaimed writer Peter Hessler is selling his car in Chengdu, after leaving China in 2021 when his teaching contract was abruptly terminated. Online, the sale of his Honda CRV has spurred a series of reflections on Hessler’s...

Impressions of America From the Streets of China

At The Washington Post, U.C. Berkeley’s Center for Digital TV and The World presents a series of interviews with passers-by on America, Sino-U.S. relations, and how China’s rise will affect them. “In my...

Five Books: Orville Schell on China and the US

For The Browser’s Five Books series of recommended readings, Alec Ash talks to Orville Schell about the past and present of Sino-US relations, and asks how America can most effectively influence China in the future....

Stymied At Home, Chinese Hunt for Property Abroad

Property speculation has long been a problem in Chinese housing markets. Now Chinese investors are also trending towards buying property overseas. From Reuters: Stifled by a clampdown on property speculation at home, cash-rich...

Chinese Reactions to State of the Union Address

Evan Osnos’ Letter from China looks at Chinese reactions to Obama’s State of the Union address: Obama made four explicit references to China—the most of any S.O.T.U. that I can recall—but he also made several other,...

Arizona Shootings: Chinese Reactions

Evan Osnos’ Letter from China and the Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time Report blog both look at Chinese reactions to the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and several others in Arizona on Saturday....

US Offers $30 Million to Scale the Great Firewall

The US State Department is offering $30 million to fund projects fostering “freedom of expression and the free flow of information on the Internet and other connection technologies in East Asia, including China,” and...

China Produces More Engineering Graduates Than India, US: Study – Times of India

From Times of India: China is “racing ahead” of both the United States and India in producing graduates with advanced engineering and technology degrees and in its ability to perform basic research, according to a new study. The trend is part of a complex picture that challenges popular wisdom and sheds new light on how […]



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