Beijing Listens to the People. What Does That Mean?

At The Washington Post last week, Simon Denyer reported on the expansion of Beijing’s efforts to gather data on public opinion, both online and through surveys: [… T]he government is trying to understand public opinion on...

China Missing From Global Corruption Report

When China placed 80th out of 176 countries in Transparency International’s 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index, some netizens suggested that the organization must have been bribed to give it such a high ranking. But when TI...

Polls Show US Concerns Over a Rising China

Committee of 100 (百人会), a non-partisan, non-profit organization striving to bring “a Chinese-American perspective to issues concerning Asian Americans and U.S.-China relations” recently released the results of their...

China’s Far Too Rosy Self Image

John Pomfret writes on his blog about a recently released poll indicating that 92 percent of Chinese believe their country has a mostly positive influence on the world. From Pomfret’s China: To me this poll illustrates one...

The Rigged Jiangsu Public Opinion Poll

Roland Soong of ESWN translates a piece from China National Radio on the discovery of rigged answers to a Jiangsu public opinion poll. Villagers complained that questions regarding annual incomes, social security, and overall...



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