Corruption on College Campuses

While China’s explosion in college admissions has led to a glut of graduates with gloomy job prospects, the corresponding boom in campus infrastructure offers rich opportunities for corruption. From Shen Nianzu at the...

11 Kindergartners Killed in Van Accident

Amid the recent knife attack on a primary school injuring 22 school children, Chinese state media say an van accident has killed 11 kindergarteners, from The Washington Post: Xinhua says an initial investigation found that the...

Rational Patriotism in the (Canned) Air

Recycling tycoon Chen Guangbiao leapt into action after the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, travelling to Japan to distribute food, blankets and good wishes from China, and personally—according to one Chinese newspaper—pulling three...

World’s Oldest Pottery Confirmed in Jiangxi

An report released today in Science details the dating efforts that have confirmed pottery fragments found in Jiangxi province’s Xianren Cave (仙人洞) to be the world’s oldest. Radiocarbon samples have proven the...

China Defrosts Nuclear Plans, Though Issues Remain

With Beijing reviving its nuclear power plans a year after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, the top safety expert of China’s civil nuclear watchdog spoke in Hong Kong over the weekend about the importance of nuclear energy...

Why Liu Ping’s Candidacy Failed

Caixin Online reports on the hardships one local woman faced while trying to run as an independent candidate in a Jiangxi election. Liu Ping wanted to be an everyman’s candidate in a race for a local delegate to the...

China’s Critical Disconnect

At China Real Time Report, Stanley Lubman examines the “critical disconnect” between China’s national and local governments, its historical roots, and its consequences in areas from food safety to intellectual...

China’s Environmental Report Card

The Guardian’s Jonathan Watts assesses China’s recent environmental performance following the publication of the government’s annual “State of the Environment” report. He gives grades in areas from...

Reflections on China’s Future – ChinaGeeks.org

Charles Custer marks the 500th post on the ChinaGeeks blog in a subdued fashion, reflecting on the Jiangxi bomber Qian Mingqi and the widespread anger that has led many Chinese to sympathise with him. Originally, I had planned...



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