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Edmund Backhouse in the Long View of History

Kaiser Kuo, David Moser
Edmund Backhouse, the 20th century Sinologist, long-time Beijing resident, and occasional con-artist, is perhaps best known for his incendiary memoirs, which not only distorted Western understanding of Chinese history for more than 50 years, but...

Q. and A.: Johannes Chan on Academic Freedom in Hong Kong

The governing council of the University of Hong Kong rejected this week the nomination of Johannes Chan.



Weak Case for UK’s China-Funded Nuclear Plant, Critics Say

Isabel Hilton
The U.K. and China moved closer this week to finalizing the finance of a highly controversial plan to build the first new nuclear power plant in the U.K. for a generation. The plant, Hinkley Point C in Somerset, western England, is seeking Chinese...

Respect Your Elders: Confucian Kindergartens Catch On in China

Jeremy Page
The Party is now introducing traditional culture classes in state-run kindergartens and other levels of schooling.

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China’s Millennials

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn, Eric Fish
This week on Sinica, Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn record from San Francisco, where they interview Eric Fish, a long-time China resident, writer at Asia Society, and author of the recent book China’s Millennials: The Want Generation. The hosts talk...

China’s Economic Crisis Ripples at Area Colleges

Laura Krantz and Jacqueline Tempera
As of last year, more than 13,000 Chinese students were attending college in Boston, out of a total of 44,000 foreign students in the city.

China Punishes Nearly 200 Over ‘Rumors’ About Stocks, Blasts and Parade

Edward Wong
The moves indicate the political sensitivities aggravated in recent weeks by several volatile issues.

6 Arrested in China After Dressing Room Sex Video Goes Viral

Julie Makinen
A 19-year-old man was charged with disseminating obscene material. The couple pictured and three others were detained.

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Coming Home

More Chinese students headed abroad for university studies last year, but many of those returning for work expressed disappointment not only about their pay, but also about the types of companies employing them.A subsidiary of Beijing New Oriental...

China’s Confucius Institutes and the Soft War

David Volodzko
The first Confucius Institute opened its door in November 2004 in Seoul, South Korea. Hanban, or the Chinese National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language.

Chinese Tourists Warned over Turkey Uighur Protests

China advised citizens against travelling to Turkey after it said several tourists were attacked in protests over the Chinese government's treatment of Uighur Muslims...

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Who Will Save Us from the Self-help Revolution?

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn, David Moser
Someone desperately needs to call a fumigator, because China’s self-help bug is eating up the woodwork. Train station bookstores may always have served the genre’s trite pablum to bored businessmen legging it cross-country, but in recent months the...



China Deepens Planned Cuts to Carbon Intensity

China has mapped out how it will try and peak greenhouse emissions by 2030 or before, details that could have a major bearing on U.N. climate talks aimed at delivering a deal in Paris later this year.The world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases “...



‘Why Do Chinese Lack Creativity?’

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian
On June 19, the University of Washington and elite Tsinghua University in Beijing announced a new, richly funded cooperative program to be based in Seattle and focused on a topic that has become a sore point in China: innovation. Republican...



A Chinese Feminist, Made in America

Nancy Tang
In August 2010, two weeks after turning 18, I traveled about 6,700 miles from Beijing, China to attend Amherst, a liberal-arts college in Massachusetts in the northeastern United States. I packed a copy of Harvard economist N. Gregory Mankiw’s...