The Associated Press’ Huizhong Wu reports that at least 23 people have been detained following protests across Inner Mongolia against recently announced language education reforms. The new policies would gradually replace...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 30, 2010
In the Wall Street Journal, Ian Buruma writes about Google vs. China and the history of information control in China: Thought control, in terms of imposing an official orthodoxy, is a very old tradition. The official glue that...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 25, 2009
Martin Jacques writes in the New Statesman: Apart from its extraordinary longevity and bursts of efflorescent invention, the most striking feature of Chinese history is the fact that while Europe, following the fall of the Roman...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 23, 2009
The Guardian hosts a debate over the concept of “Chineseness” and the influence of the West. Martin Jacques begins: Let me give a number of examples of how China is and will remain different. Although for the last...
by Xiao Qiang | May 2, 2009
From EastSouthWestNorth blog, translated by Roland Soong: The nationalist feelings that have been rising and falling in recent years reflect the anxiety of the Chinese people over their self-identity. Our anxiety is causing the...
by Jenny Leung | Dec 4, 2008
This is a continuation of the series on CDT relating to relevant China issues in 2008. This article deals with Chinese Nationalism and Internet Culture. Please see also previous posts on the Developing World. Chinese nationalism...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 6, 2008
The Globe and Mail reports on the Chinese government’s effort to use the Olympics as a means to recreate the national image: At the glitzy show that China will unveil to the world at the opening ceremonies on Friday, it is...
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