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Passage to China

In the New York Review of Books, economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen writes about the historical interactions between India and China and their relevance for the development of the two countries today. While the two countries’ Buddhist connections have been widely studied, Sen writes, “religion is only one part of the much bigger story […]

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China’s moviegate: The Niu Niu Incident

From “The Niu Niu Incident in Shenzhen has yet to catch attention from the Western media but it is certainly going to be as significant as other incidents that have caused us to ponder the dynamics of the Internet and Chinese populace’s emboldening cry for social justice and reigning in corrupt officials.” Thanks to […]

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Bigger storage pushes more Chinese to get new e-mail

From Xinahua today: “Nearly 10 percent of Chinese Internet users switched e-mail accounts from June to August this year because the service providers offered bigger storage, according to a survey made by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC). About 33.8 percent of Chinese Internet users got new e-mail accounts in the three months before […]

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Government organizes trip for China’s Internet elite to improve their ‘political quality’  

From the Interfax today: Internet Media Association recently organized an educational trip for China’s leading Internet media companies with support from the Internet Affairs Bureau of China’s State Council. Internet Executives participating in the trip included NetEase Founder Ding Le and Sohu Founder Charles Zhang, two of the richest men in China. …… “The trip, […]

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Youth invited to sex festival in Guangdong

Teenagers are invited to attend a “sex festival” in Guangzhou which is intended to “promote sex education and enhance people’s sex health,” and educate people about AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. “Knowledge of and access to products, such as condoms, can help minimise possible harm to teenagers who might have sex, as they might […]

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Middle class becomes rising power in China

From Xinhua (via: China Daily): “The knowledge-based economy in China today, in addition to the central government’s strategy of constructing the country with science and technologies, has boosted the rapid development of higher education, which is the incubator of the middle class.”

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Buddhism in China Illustrates Cultural Integration

China View ( posts that Professor Xu Jialu, director of the College of Chinese Language and Culture of Beijing Normal University, and also vice-chairman of the 10th Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress said in a speech on Monday, October 20th at City University that the adoption of different religions in China showed the […]

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China Rising

The Globe and Mail has published a special edition that focuses almost entirely on China and includes articles about modern Shanghai, migrant workers, the environment, China’s spiritual vacuum, sex, drugs, and...

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Last known writer of coded women’s script dies

The IHT published an obituary of a woman believed to be the last person to be fluent in a rare script used for secret communication among women in Hunan Province: “The script, Nushu, represents the language spoken in Jiangyong Prefecture in southern Hunan. Women, who were denied education for many centuries, used it to share […]

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China leads the world in number of DSL lines

BBC quotes DSL Forum and reports that China has more DSL lines than any other country in the world. But the 13 million lines only reach 1% of China’s massive population. The story attributes the drastic development to growing online gaming community and the use of broadband in education. It also notices that the expansion […]

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