Mike Daisey’s one-man show, ‘The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs’, brought widespread attention to labour practices at the Foxconn plants in China where many Apple products are assembled (and which produce,...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 18, 2011
Suzhou authorities have ordered a partial factory closure following complaints from local residents, offering some faint hope of a broader new responsiveness to citizens’ environmental concerns. The plant belongs to one of...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 2, 2011
An ongoing series at The Economist’s More Intelligent Life site searches for a new global capital, with a particular focus on London, New York, Washington DC, Beijing, Delhi and Singapore. As noted in ‘Beijing:...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 18, 2011
Xinhua reports the executions for corruption of the former vice mayors of Hangzhou and Suzhou: Xu Maiyong, a former vice mayor of the city of Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province, was convicted of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 16, 2007
In anticipation of the Olympics, the foreign media are cranking out the travel pieces on China. This weekend, the Los Angeles Times writes about walking neighborhoods in Beijing, while the New York Times indulges in spa treatments and the rejuvenated waterfront in Suzhou. From the LA Times: Maps don’t convey the city’s size, which together […]
by Sophie Beach | Jul 4, 2007
by Xiao Qiang | Mar 31, 2007
Here is some short video footage of three Chinese cities: Suzhou, Wuzhen, and Hangzhou, through a western tourist’s eyes.
by Mo Ming | Oct 4, 2006
From Bloomberg News: Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei, better known as I.M. Pei, has brought his love of geometric design back to his family’s hometown in China with the opening this week of the new Suzhou Museum. The angular white and gray building is the latest — and some say the last — major design […]
by Mo Ming | Aug 14, 2006
From BusinessWeek: Not so long ago, Suzhou was known as a sleepy city of gardens, temples, and canals. A favorite on the tourist circuit, it was basically a business backwater. But over the past decade Nokia, Samsung, Philips, Dupont, Emerson, Honeywell International, 3M, Bosch, and Delphi have poured billions of dollars into Suzhou, making it […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods