Reporting on Trafficked Women in China

Excerpted from his new book Apologies to My Censor: The High and Low Adventures of a Foreigner in China, in Salon Magazine, journalist Mitch Moxley grimly describes his travels to Erlian and to Macau where he interviewed local...

What Do First Foreign Visits Tell Us?

With Li Keqiang traveling to India on his first foreign visit since taking office as China’s Prime Minister in March, The Diplomat’s Mu Chunshan explores what the early trips of China’s new leaders suggest...

Mongolia: Before the Gold Rush

China’s hunger for raw materials has brought double-digit economic growth to its northern neighbor, the coal and mineral-rich republic of Mongolia. But an anti-Chinese nationalist backlash has arisen in response to the...

In Mongolia, Clinton Calls Out China

Speaking yesterday at an international forum on democracy in Mongolia, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised the nation as an “inspiration” for linking political and economic liberalization, while taking an...

CDT Money: Positive Breeze Amid Diplomatic Firestorm

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s arrival in Beijing for a fourth round of Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) with several high-ranking members of the Chinese leadership took...

Mongolian “Ninja” Miners Sate China’s Gold Lust

Reuters’ David Stanway delves into a Mongolian gold rush in which tightening environmental regulations and soaring prices fuelled by Chinese demand “‘have – pardon the pun – driven mining...

Googling Pollution Hotspots & the Lost Great Wall

At Smart Planet, Tom Hancock reports on the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs’ use of Google Maps to catalogue pollution cases: A crowd of blue markers covering the map show the location of each firm, and the...

Chinese Government Protest Dalai Lama Visit to Mongolia

China’s Foreign Ministry has filed a formal protest to the Mongolian government over a visit to the country from the Dalai Lama. From the San Francisco Chronicle: Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said the protest was in...

Biden to Meet Hu & Wen on Asia Trip

Joe Biden will visit Beijing during a tour of East Asia later this month, at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart, Vice President Xi Jingping. From The Vice President will depart for China, Mongolia, and...

Mongolians Destroy Great Wall of China

“More than 2,000 years after it was built to keep out their ancestors, Mongolians have succeeded in punching a hole through a large section of the Great Wall of China.” Malcolm Moore reports from Shanghai, on the...

The Neo-Nazis of Mongolia: Swastikas Against China

Time Magazine reports on a disturbing subculture in Mongolia: In the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator, “Shoot the Chinese” is spray-painted on a brick wall near a movie theater. A pair of swastikas and the words...



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