Catching Fish Using Birds: Images of a Dying Art

At The Atlantic, American documentary photographer Michael Steverson unveils a photo essay on the ancient yet dying Chinese art of cormorant fishing, featuring two elderly brothers who supplement their income from fishing by...

Chinese College Graduates Play It Safe and Lose Out

At The Wall Street Journal, Bob Davis describes how prestige and security are driving fresh graduates towards jobs in government or state-owned enterprises, rather than private companies or entrepreneurship: Over the past...

Eating Bitterness: China’s Great Urban Migration

April Rabkin reviews Michelle Dammon Loyalka’s new book, ‘Eating Bitterness’, for the San Francisco Chronicle: Being a migrant in China is a bit like being an illegal immigrant in California. Essentially, when...

Yao Ming Courts China's Wine Boom

With demand for wine in China ripening – both for domestically produced and, more dramatically, imported wines – one of the country’s most recognizable faces is taking aim at the market. From The Wall Street...

Red Tide

In Time, Jeffrey Wasserstrom reviews the new book by Zha Jianying, Tide Players: The Movers and Shakers of a Rising China, which he says, “covers all the bases” for someone trying to understand contemporary China:...

Chinese Entrepreneurs in Africa, Land of a Billion Customers

A report on Danwei looks at the individual entrepreneurs and small companies from China who are trying to strike it rich in Africa: Although multi-billion natural resource deals dominate the headlines, as many as 80 per cent of...

Nine Young Chinese Entrepreneurs To Watch

Forbes has profiles of the nine young entrepreneurs to watch: By 2015 there will be 500 million people under age 30 in China–roughly the population of the entire European Union. And they aren’t idolizing Lei Feng, a...

Chinese Stars Poised To Become Household Names

From The Sunday Times: In the late 18th century, China was probably the biggest economy on earth. When British envoys came to plead for trade, the Emperor Qianlong dismissed them grandly. But China fell into revolutions, war,...

Documentary: Win in China

Ole Schell has filmed a documentary on “Win in China,” a reality show in which competitors showcase their entrepreneurial savvy and business knowledge to vie for prize money. Dustin Wright from The China Beat spoke...


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