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Who Dreamed Up the Chinese Dream? [Updated]

This week, Party general secretary and Chinese president Xi Jinping graced the cover of The Economist for the second time, accompanying a special feature on his “Chinese Dream” initiative. At South China Morning...

The Choking of China — and The World

In The Independent, Johann Hari writes about China’s “ecological disintegration”, heavily citing Jonathan Watts’ book, When A Billion Chinese Jump. Swiping at “gasbag” Thomas Friedman’s...

Thomas Friedman: Aren’t We Clever?

On a trip to China, New York Times’ columnist Thomas Friedman strikes again: While American Republicans were turning climate change into a wedge issue, the Chinese Communists were turning it into a work issue. “There is...

Thomas Friedman: Our One-Party Democracy

In the New York Times, Thomas Friedman opines about the state of democracy in China and the U.S.: One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is...

China to the Rescue? Not!

Thomas Friedman continues his reporting from China. Writing from Dafen, home to knock-off masterpiece paintings, Friedman looks at how the U.S.-China relationship will change in the wake of the global financial crisis: After...

Thomas Friedman: The Great Unraveling

Writing from Hong Kong, Thomas Friedman discusses the Madoff scandal, and relates it to the different approaches the U.S. and China have taken toward managing the end of communism and the rise of capitalism: It is both...

A Biblical Seven Years

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman writes: As I sat in my seat at the Bird’s Nest, watching thousands of Chinese dancers, drummers, singers and acrobats on stilts perform their magic at the closing ceremony, I couldn’t...

Thomas Friedman Gets the Middle Finger in the Middle Kingdom – Rebecca MacKinnon

From RConversation: It’s not every day that you get to sit and watch a senior Chinese diplomat rip Thomas Friedman “a new one” (as we say in American colloquial parlance) as all the Chinese members of the audience cheer him on. But on Friday morning in a panel discussion titled “China’s Soft Power” that’s what […]

Chinese Journalists Tire of Thomas Friedman – Danwei

From Danwei and ESWN, translations of Chinese blogger’ reactions to Thomas Friedman’s recent visit to China: New York Times rock star columnist Thomas Friedman has just concluded a speaking tour of China to promote the Chinese language edition of his book. It seems that Chinese journalists and media people are getting a little tired of […]

China: Scapegoat or Sputnik – Thomas L. Friedman

From The New York Times: As I was saying, Mr. Rove, Americans aren’t as stupid as you think. Now that we’ve settled that, and now that we’ve had an election that clarified which country is most important in shaping U.S. politics in 2006 ” Iraq ” I’ve come to visit the country that’s most likely […]

The Low Post: How the Media Lies About China – Matt Taibbi

From Rolling Stone: Remember Roger and Me? Remember those two rich old white ladies on the golf course who waxed poetic on the first tee about the despair of laid-off auto workers in Flint, Michigan, talking about how people just need to “try harder” and “keep at it” or whatever to overcome their problems? Well, […]

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