trust crisis

Trust Among Chinese Drops to Record Low

The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ newly released Annual Report on Social Mentality suggests that social trust in China continues to fall. From He Dan at China Daily: The Blue Book of Social Mentality, the latest...

Bo Said to Be Uncooperative as Trial Delay Lengthens

With the former flood of news about fallen Chongqing Party chief Bo Xilai slowing to a trickle, rumors have rushed in to fill the gap, even in China’s own state media. According to some of the more recent mutterings,...

One-Child Policy Accused of Breeding Mistrust

An Australian study published last week attempts to quantify the psychological effects of the “one-child policy” on those born under it, who have often been disparaged as a generation of spoiled “Little...

Trust in China’s New Media Era

China Media Project carries a translation of an article from the Southern Metropolis Daily [zh], written by fellow Zhang Ming. Zhang surveys the history of news dissemination in China, arguing that recent changes and the...

The Faithless Masses

A recent public panic and run on salt, which was falsely rumored to prevent radiation, has sparked a discussion on the crisis of confidence in the Chinese government. From the Economist: On one day alone, some 4,000 tonnes of...

Foreigners Access China Via Joint Trusts

From Caijing Magazine: In a move likely to foreshadow increased overseas access to China’s growing financial sector, Beijing regulators have approved three joint trusts that combine foreign investors with Chinese institutions....

Quake Could Signal a Social Change in China

Alan Wheatley of Reuters reports, via the International Herald Tribune: It may seem callous when nearly 70,000 people lie dead to wonder whether anything good economically could emerge from the rubble of the earthquake in...

Chinese Trial Over Fake Receipts

From BBC News : Five men are to appear in court in China charged with producing fake receipts that could have cost the state billions of dollars, state media said. The men are accused of forging over one million receipts worth a...

China Photog Blacklisted for Fake Photo

After being questioned and exposed by Internet users, Chinese photographer Liu Weiqiang admitted that he has published a fake photo about Tibetan antelopes, which won a national prize. These photos were used by Chinese...

“The Truth is More Endangered than Tigers in China”

The “South China Tiger” [华南虎]saga continues. Now known as “Tigergate” among Chinese netizens, this event will no doubt be one of the top media/internet stories of 2007. On December 2nd, NetEase (one of...



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