State-affiliated nationalist tabloid Global Times reports that all references to “family planning”...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 1, 2013
Incoming president Xi Jinping has pledged to uphold the constitution and rule of law in China. But, as Stanley Lubman points out in a post on the Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time, this is a complicated prospect given...
by Scott Greene | Jun 25, 2012
The recent controversy over forced abortions, which grew after officials in Shaanxi province forced a woman to abort her 7-month old fetus and graphic photos surfaced online two weeks ago, has reportedly grown uglier. The South...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 27, 2010
An article in Caixin looks at the tensions between traditional and modern societies and universal values vs. the “China Model Theory,” and what these ideas mean for the future of China: Early this century,...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 1, 2010
Howard French, former New York Times’ Shanghai bureau chief, returned to the city this summer and noted changes on the streets: As this society rapidly grows richer, its social fabric and mores have been changing in ways...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 24, 2010
An essay on the New York Review of Books blog looks at the social impact of China’s one-child policy: China instituted its one-child policy in the late 1970s, just as Deng Xiaoping’s economic reforms were beginning. There...
by Sophie Beach | May 13, 2010
Experts interviewed by the Sydney Morning Herald say that the recent attacks on school children in China are a result of the government’s focus in recent decades on economic development while not confronting the...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 27, 2010
The New York Times looks at the social repercussions of the arrests of participants in a group sex session in Nanjing: On April 7, Mr. Ma and 21 other members of his swingers’ circle were tried in the central city of Nanjing on...
“It’s Time To Stop the Absurd Promotion of John Naisbitt’s ‘China’s Megatrends’,” (Updated with Photo)
by Sophie Beach | Jan 5, 2010
On the Diane Rehm show, the host interviews John and Doris Naisbitt about their book, “China’s Megatrends: The 8 Pillars of a New Society” According to the book’s promotional materials: China is creating...
by Sophie Beach | May 19, 2009
The latest article in the Guardian’s weeklong series, China at the Crossroads, looks at changing social dynamics and attitudes toward marriage, and begins with a visit to an elderly matchmaker: You might assume Zhao envies...
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