Nicholas Kristof on Tiananmen and Sweatshops

In an open Q&A session at Reddit this week, The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof discussed his experience covering the Tiananmen protests and his views on sweatshops, among other important issues. CaptainApathy419:...

America: a ‘Foolish and Backward Nation’

As Hillary Clinton visits China, Tea Leaf Nation’s David Wertime translates an anonymous satirical essay on America’s many supposed failings compared with the author’s native China. The post also appears at The...

Groaning on the ‘Industrial Migration’ Trail

Some Chinese factories moved inland in hopes of securing cheaper and more readily available land, as well as lower labor costs. Caixin reports on the impact of “industrial migration”: Inland cities and regions are...

Silk Price Soars as China’s Farmland Shrinks

Urbanization in China is leading to a rise in the price of silk worldwide, the Financial Times reports: The price of silk cocoons, the raw material for the fabric used in expensive items of clothing, has doubled since the start...

The Great Leap: Scenes from China’s industrial revolution – Bill McKibben

From The Harpers, via A Glimpse of the World: On the flight from Newark to Beijing, I read the following small item in the China Daily: According to media reports, several air conditioner installers have fallen to their deaths in the last couple of days in Beijing alone. As the sweltering summer heat sweeps the […]



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