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Lunch with Chen Guangcheng

The Financial Times’ Jamil Anderlini has pizza with Chen Guangcheng and discusses food in New York, house arrest in Dongshigu, and Chen’s plans to return to China. […] Before we start eating, he asks if he can hold...

An Architect’s Vision: Bare Elegance in China

The New York Times’ Jane Perlez profiles architect Wang Shu, whose selection as China’s first Pritzker Prize winner in February received a somewhat mixed reaction from some of his countrymen. In awarding this year’s...

Chen Guangcheng on Disability & Human Rights

On WNYC and PRI’s The Takeaway, blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng discusses disability as “a mirror to society”, the importance of proactive defence of one’s own rights, and his continued determination...

Chen Guangcheng’s Next Steps

A month on from Chen Guangcheng’s arrival in New York, The Washington Post’s William Wan reports on his life and studies in the US. Five times a week, under the guidance of an English tutor at New York University’s...

Chen Guangcheng Begins Life in New York

At The Daily Beast, Melinda Liu described the beginning of Chen Guangcheng and his family’s life in New York as they embraced the spring sunshine while avoiding, for now, the glare of the media. Feeling the warm sun on his...

Chen Guangcheng Speaks from New York

Chen Guangcheng, who arrived in New York on Saturday, greeted a cheering crowd outside New York University with a short speech. From NTDTV, via Shanghaiist: From the Associated Press: “I believe that no matter how...

"US Media Blackout of Protest Is Shameful"

Deputy editor of China Daily USA Chen Weihua accused US media of failing to give adequate coverage to the Occupy Wall Street protests in an editorial on Friday: As a journalist, I have wondered why the so-called mainstream US...

Beijing: Capital of the World?

The Economist’s moreintelligentlife.com wonders whether, were the host city for the UN headquarters to be chosen today, a Chinese city might win out. When politicians were debating where to put the headquarters of the new...

In Chinatown, Sound of the Future Is Mandarin

The New York Times reports from New York Chinatown on the switch away from Cantonese to Mandarin as the dominant language: With Mandarin’s ascent has come a realignment of power in Chinese-American communities, where the recent...

Cities of the Future

On China Beat, Anna Greenspan reviews an exhibit at New York’s Skyscraper Museum about Shanghai: The most fascinating aspect of the current exhibit on Shanghai, however, is the show’s framing thesis. China Prophecy:...

China Construction Bank Opens First Branch in US

From china.org.cn: China Construction Bank Corporation (CCB), the world’s second largest bank by market value, opened its New York branch on Friday. The New York branch, CCB’s first branch in the United States,...

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