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CDT Bookshelf: JFK Miller on “Trickle-down Censorship”

Between 2005 and 2011, Australian JFK Miller served as editor-in-chief of the Shanghai-based English-language entertainment magazine That’s Shanghai. Coming to China with little prior knowledge of the country, Miller’s role at the magazine required him to quickly become acquainted...

Fear and Loathing at the China Daily

Mitch Moxley, who arrived in China in 2007 for a job at The China Daily, recounts the frustrations of working for China’s English language, Communist Party mouthpiece newspaper. He has recently published a memoir of his six...

Life in a Toxic Country

The New York Times’ Edward Wong discusses the difficulties of raising a family amid China’s relentless pollution and food safety problems, especially milk contamination: Before this assignment, I spent three and a...

Is the “Beijing Cough” Driving Away Expats?

Foreign companies are finding it harder and harder to attract top expatriate talent to Beijing, where air pollution reached record levels in January as the capital city battled a winter “airpocalypse” that saw the...

Evan Villarrubia: Portrait: Mr. Fu, Our Chinese Paisano

From Portrait of an LBX blog, written by Evan Villarrubia: We met Mr. Fu by pure happenstance in front of a little store outside his family’s colossal home in the mountain village of Fangshan, Zhejiang (浙江省芳山村). Standing near...

For China, A Reverse Brain Drain in Science?

Peter N. Spotts of the Christian Science Monitor reports on why some expatriate scientists and engineers are feeling drawn to return to China: China has hung a “Help Wanted” sign for scientists and engineers, dangling big-bucks...

The New American – Chris Jones

Esquire magazine recently published an article by Chris Jones on the new international yuppie factor in Shanghai.  Yet, the breed isn’t as stereotypical as meets the eye.  They are, as Jones illustrates, culturally savvy,...

High school to target foreign kids – Yan Zhen

From Shanghai Daily (link): A LOCAL high school will team up with one of the top universities in America to provide a little competition for foreign schools in the city starting this fall. The high school affiliated to Fudan University will team up with Columbia University to set up an international department this fall semester, […]

Thomas Fuller: Skilled help hard to find in China

From the IHT: China is scouring the world for supplies of oil, steel and whatever else it takes to feed its ever-expanding economy, but the last thing you would expect the country to need is more people. Think again, say human resource managers at multinational companies. In the world’s most populous country, good engineers and […]

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