nicholas kristof

Getting Meth in China

Currently traveling in China, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof writes that while authorities are quick to crack down on political speech online, it is not difficult to by drugs, guns or prostitutes via the Internet:...

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:...

Great Leap Backward

Nicholas Kristof writes on China’s ongoing crackdown at the New York Times, concluding that “for those of us who love China and believe in its future, this retreat is painful to watch.” Since China is in the...

Nicholas Kristof: Banned in Beijing!

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof started a blog on Sina in order to see how long it wold stay up after he published “counterrevolutionary” posts supporting Liu Xiaobo and other dissidents: On this visit, I...

Nicholas Kristof: Earthquake and Hope

From the New York Times: In the aftermath of the great Sichuan earthquake, we’ve seen a hopeful glimpse of China’s future: a more open and self-confident nation, and maybe — just maybe — the birth of grass-roots politics here....

Siege at Labrang Monastery

On his visit to Xiahe, Gansu province, Nicholas Kristof wrote a number of columns for the New York Times and has also produced this video about the current situation for monks at Labrang Monastery who participated in protests in...

Calling China

Planning to write his next column on China and the Tibet protests, New York Times pundit Nicholas Kristof has issued an open call for commentary on his blog. The invitation is as follows: In any case, my sense is that many...

The Educated Giant – Nicholas D. Kristof

From The New York Times, via The Unknown Candidate blog: There are, I think, four reasons why Chinese students do so well. First, Chinese students are hungry for education and advancement and work harder. In contrast, U.S. children average 900 hours a year in class and 1,023 hours in front of a television. Here in […]

In China It’s ******* vs. Netizens – Nicholas D. Kristof (Updated)

From the New York Times: All this underscores, I think, that China is not the police state that its leaders sometimes would like it to be; the Communist Party’s monopoly on information is crumbling, and its monopoly on power will follow. The Internet is chipping away relentlessly at the Party, for even 30,000 censors can’t […]

China’s Cyberdissidents and the Yahoos at Yahoo – Nicholas Kristof

From The New York Times, via The Peking Duck: Suppose that Anne Frank had maintained an e-mail account while in hiding in 1944, and that the Nazis had asked Yahoo for cooperation in tracking her down. It seems, based on Yahoo’s behavior in China, that it might have complied. Granted, China is not remotely Nazi […]

Nicholas D. Kristof: China still needs more than spaceships

From the International Herald Tribune: “For the last century, the title of “most important place in the world” has belonged to the United States, but that role seems likely to shift in this century to China. . So what are China’s new leaders, Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao, really like? Are they visionaries who are […]

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