The coronavirus outbreak in China highlighted the nation’s huge “digital divide”—the uneven distribution of information technology’s accessibility, use, and impact between different socioeconomic and demographic groups. At the...
by Natalie Ornell | Mar 18, 2014
At The New York Times, writer Yu Hua describes how Chinese people today avoid the language of...
by Elena Favilli | Oct 1, 2005
From The Washington Post: The Communist Party vowed Friday to spread the benefits of economic growth more fairly among all levels of Chinese society, seeking particularly to close the wide income gap between farmers and city dwellers. The pledge, issued by the Politburo, the country’s top policymaking body, was seen in part as a response […]
by Xiao Qiang | Nov 25, 2004
From today’s New York Times: China’s growing material wealth has eluded the countryside, home to two-thirds of its population. But there is a bull market in sects and cults competing for souls. That has alarmed the authorities, who seem uncertain whether the spread of religion or its systematic repression does more to turn peasants against […]
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 11, 2003
This is not about Internet, but China. I got up early this morning (5 am) and the first unopened email in my mailbox was this link, sent from an emailing list I subscribed. It is a collection of photographs of poor and disadvantaged people in China, posted in one of the China’s literature BBSs. I […]
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