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...

In New Research, A More Cynical Urban China

Patrick Boehler of the South China Morning Post reports that new research by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences showed that conservatives outnumber liberals in Chinese cities: Some 38.1 per cent of those surveyed held more...

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...

You Are as Happy as the Government Says You Are

Danwei translates an article from the Nanjing Morning Post about a telephone survey in a town near Nanjing to measure residents’ well-being: Early this month, the people of Shiqiao, a town in Nanjing’s Pukou...

A Chinese Government Survey

Guo Yukuan (郭宇宽) writes in his blog on, translated by the EastSouthWestNorth blog: I just read a great story in Nanjing Morning News. In Shiqiao town, Pukou district, Nanjing city, there was a survey of how well-off...



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