Will China Shut Out the Foreign Press?
The Editors, Winston Lord, Paul Mooney, Ron Javers, Bill Bishop, Andrew Nathan, Perry Link, Jeremy GoldkornSome two dozen journalists employed by The New York Times and Bloomberg News have not yet received the visas they need to continue to report and live in China after the end of this year. Without them, they will effectively be expelled from the country....
|Business, Education, Media, Politics||2 days 15 hours ago|
Why’s the U.S. Flying Bombers Over the East China Sea?
Chen Weihua, James Fallows, Tai Ming Cheung, Stephanie Kleine AhlbrandtChen Weihua:The Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) is not a Chinese invention. The United States, Japan and some 20 other countries declared such zones in their airspace long time ago.China’s announcement of its first ADIZ in the East China Sea...
|History, Law, Military, Politics||1 week 5 days ago|
What Should the Next U.S. Ambassador to China Tackle First?
Mary Kay Magistad, Robert KappMary Kay Magistad: Gary Locke succeeded in a way that few U.S. ambassadors to China have—in improving public perceptions of U.S. culture. Locke’s down-to-earth approachability and lack of ostentation certainly helped. So did the initiatives of...
|History, Media, Politics||2 weeks 2 days ago|
What Will the Beginning of the End of the One-Child Policy Bring?
Leta Hong Fincher, Vincent Ni, Isabel Hilton, Yong CaiLeta Hong Fincher:The Communist Party’s announcement that it will loosen the one-child policy is, of course, welcome news. Married couples will be allowed to have two children if only one of the spouses is an only child, meaning that millions more...
|Education, Health, Law, Politics||2 weeks 6 days ago|
Spiked in China?
John Garnaut, Sidney Rittenberg, Andrew Nathan, Dorinda Elliott, Vincent Ni, Jeremy Goldkorn, Emily BrillLast weekend, The New York Times and later, The Financial Times reported that, according to Bloomberg News employees, Bloomberg editor in chief Matthew Winkler informed reporters by telephone on October 29 that Bloomberg would...
|Business, Law, Media, Politics||3 weeks 21 hours ago|
Trial By TV: What Does a Reporter’s Arrest and Confession Tell Us About Chinese Media?
The Editors, Wang Feng, Jeremy GoldkornThe Editors: The latest ChinaFile Conversation focuses on the case of Chen Yongzhou, the Guangzhou New Express journalist whose series of investigative reports exposed fraud at the Changsha, Hunan-based heavy machinery maker Zoomlion. Chen later was...
|Business, Law, Media, Politics||1 month 1 week ago|
Can State-Run Capitalism Absorb the Shocks of ‘Creative Destruction’?
The Editors, Barry Naughton, Shai Oster, Steve Dickinson, Gordon G. ChangThe Editors: Following are ChinaFile Conversation participants’ reactions to “China: Superpower or Superbust?” in the November-December issue of The National Interest in which author Ian Bremmer says that China’s state-capitalism is ill-equipped to...
|Business, Economy, Politics||1 month 2 weeks ago|
Why’s China’s Smog Crisis Still Burning So Hot?
Alex Wang, Isabel Hilton, Jeremy Goldkorn, Shai OsterAlex Wang:On Sunday, the start of the winter heating season in northern China brought the “airpocalypse” back with a vengeance.Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang Province and home to 11 million people, registered fine particulate (PM2.5) pollution...
|Education, Energy, Environment||1 month 2 weeks ago|
Uncomfortable Bedfellows: How Much Does China Need America Now?
Bill Bishop, David Schlesinger, Arthur Kroeber, Robert Kapp, Isabel Hilton, Shai OsterBill Bishop:The D.C. dysfunction puts China in a difficult place. Any financial markets turmoil that occurs because of a failure of Congress to do its job could harm China’s economy, and especially its exports. The accumulation of massive foreign-...
|Business, Economy, Media, Politics||1 month 3 weeks ago|
Obama’s Canceled Trip to Asia: How Much Did It Matter?
Winston Lord, Susan Shirk, Andrew Nathan, Michael KulmaLast week as the U.S. Federal Government shut down, President Obama canceled his planned trip to Indonesia and Brunei, where he was to have attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Bali. Some foreign policy analysts have argued the...
|Politics||2 months 23 hours ago|