views of U.S.

Photo Essay: Chinese for Black Lives

Mengyu Dong is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Washington D.C. She is currently documenting the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement, focusing on the participation of a group of young Chinese and Asian protesters...

On Being Black in China

Long-time China resident Marketus Presswood reflects on his experiences of being black in China and on the history of relations between Chinese and prominent black intellectuals and cultural figures. From The Atlantic: While...

Is Prism Turning the U.S. into China?

Reaction to Edward Snowden’s disclosures of documents revealing widespread U.S. government surveillance of communication systems has been somewhat muted on Chinese social media networks. Some people have accused the U.S....

Mark Lilla: Reading Strauss in Beijing

In the New Republic, Mark Lilla writes about his encounters with philosophy students and scholars in China: At the end of their first year, I called one of them into my office to offer a little advice. He was obviously...

Chinese Media and Netizens on Virginia Shootings

With the tragic shootings in Virginia at the top of the news in the U.S., the Chinese media is also responding. From Danwei: Reports and discussion about Monday’s shootings at Virginia Tech filled the Chinese media and online forums today. News was gleaned from reports from the American press and from Chinese journalists stationed in […]

Chinese Official Publishes Rebuke of Bush – Joseph Kahn (Updated)

The New York Times reports on a rare public rebuke of President Bush by a senior Chinese official. Ye Xiaowen, director of China’s State Bureau of Religious Affairs, wrote in the overseas edition of People’s Daily: “The more they oppose terrorism, the more terror they produce,” Mr. Ye said in the article. “How many more […]

Hong Kong Poll About White House Meeting – EastSouthWestNorth

From EastSouthWestNorth (link): Oriental Daily interviewed 349 Hong Kong adults by telephone and showed the survey results with respect to the series of incidents at the Bush-Hu speeches on the White House lawn: – 79% said that the American government should apologize – 62% said USA is not a trustworthy partner

BBS postings on U.S. war in Iraq – David Cowhig

China analyst David Cowhig sent the following into CDT: A News.sina.com.cn BBS had a posting entitled “What you certainly won’t see on Chinese Central Television” showing US soldiers in friendly encounters with Iraqis and Iraqi children. A wide range of responses. Some of the responses were: — It is good to see both the good […]

As China changes, so does its image of US – Robert Marquand

From the Christian Science Monitor: Many Chinese still feel a century-old sense that America is young and flexible, a “sunshine society,” a place of wealth and generosity where laws are made to protect people, as one Beijing scholar here puts it. At the same time, more Chinese describe the US as trying to keep China […]

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