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Losing Sleep Over Choice of Schools

For the New York Times, Didi Kirsten Tatlow reports on a dilemma facing many globalized Chinese parents: For many cosmopolitan Chinese parents, the agonized deliberations look like this: How Chinese should our child’s education...

Why There Isn’t a Chinese Fast Food Mega-Chain

As Chinese consumers devour more and more fast food (and begin to experience the correlated health impacts), and the multinational chains that cater to the growing appetite for processed convenience adjust their menus for the...

The Argument For Chinese Innovation

The New York Times’ Thomas Friedman checks in from “AliFest” in Hangzhou, an annual gathering of Chinese entrepreneurs sponsored by Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba.com, and discusses how China may be changing...

How Mao Became a Hipster Icon

While the fall of Bo Xilai and suppression of leftist revivalism shows a significant dip in Mao’s posthumous political standing, he remains, for some, a potent symbolic alternative to the country’s social and...

Recycling America’s Christmas Lights

China’s hunger for materials and its powerful economies of scale can make a viable business of recycling what would occupy landfills elsewhere. At The Atlantic, Adam Minter describes the town of Shijiao, whose factories...

Noam Chomsky in China

Global Voices translates a Southern Metropolis Daily interview with Noam Chomsky during his recent visit to Beijing: SMD: Most Chinese have accepted globalization. In the past three decades, especially after China joined the...

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