‘China’s Bio-Google’ BGI-Shenzhen has attracted increasing attention in recent months, not least for its work with American psychologist Robert Plomin on tracing the genetic causes of exceptional intelligence....
by Sophie Beach | Jun 28, 2010
John Pomfret writes in the Washington Post: Centuries after it led the world in technological prowess — think gunpowder, irrigation and the printed word — China has barged back into the ranks of the great powers in...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 21, 2010
ChinaGeeks translates a pledge written by Xu Zhiyong, Teng Biao, Wang Gongquan, Li Xiongbing, Li Fangping, Xu Youyu, and Zhang Shihe, which is being circulated online. The drafters are asking people to sign it here: Whereas...
by Ying Jiang | Jun 30, 2008
Xinhua has reported on new ethics regulations that will be implemented following the controversial case of so-called Runner Fan, a teacher who fled his classroom before his students during the Wenchuan earthquake: A draft of the...
by Linjun Fan | Jun 19, 2008
Fan Meizhong, a high school teacher in Sichuan Province, has become a household name in China after he posted an online article saying that he had fled a classroom before his students during the recent devastating earthquake....
by Sophie Beach | Apr 30, 2007
The Los Angeles Times reports on sweeping new ethics rules which cover a range of behavior both personal and professional, with little mention of how they will be enforced: Chinese officials who have mistresses, fail to financially support their parents or abuse and abandon their families could be out of a job, according to a […]
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- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods