Americans in China

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...

US Interns in China “Homeless for a Month”

This summer, things went badly wrong for a group of US college students taking part in the South China Internship Program to gain real-world working experience related to their majors. Their experience serves as a warning to...

Doing Business in China – Is the Pain Avoidable?

After a friend and fellow longtime China Hand in Beijing complained about the treatment of American companies in China, calling the shenanigans the worst he has ever seen, Forbes contributor Janet Carmosky asks “two...

Chinese-American Faces Trial in China

A Chinese-American businessman, Vincent Wu, is facing criminal charges in China after a business dispute with Lin Qiang, a former provincial security official. Andrew Jacobs at New York Times reports: That confrontation is...

US Citizen Ge Xun Beaten & Interrogated in Beijing

At Seeing Red in China, Yaxue Cao translates Ge Xun’s account of his recent detention and deportation (Part 2 here). Having travelled to Beijing for his mother’s funeral, Ge was held for 21 hours and violently...

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....

Special Report: Does Corporate America Kowtow to China?

Small and medium sized American factories are already losing out to China in a big way. A new Reuters article asks a intriguing question: How should America deal with its China problem? The best answer, they suggest, is to...

Understanding China And Ourselves

Mark Seldon blogs in a series titled “My First Trip to China”.  Read his blog in the Hong Kong Economic journal here: I was a fellow traveler in the 1972 Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars trip to China with Richard Bernstein...

For American Workers in China, a Culture Clash

From New York Times: As more Americans go to mainland China to take jobs, more Chinese and Americans are working side by side. These cross-cultural partnerships, while beneficial in many ways, are also highlighting tensions that...

China Hopes to Attract More US College Students

China hopes that the Olympic Games will bring more American college students to China. From the Washington Post: There are almost certainly at least 10,000 U.S. students now enrolled annually in programs in China, up fivefold...

A guide to success in China, by Americans who live there – Calum MacLeod

From The number of Americans living in China has reached a historic high of 110,000. They are teachers, hairdressers, diplomats, travelers, students and business fat cats. There’s even a bluegrass banjo player and singer who is scheduled to perform in Mandarin here Friday night. What kind of advice about dealing with the Chinese can […]



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