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01.28.2015

The View from Wasteland

Michael Meyer

In winter the land is frozen and still. A cloudless sky shines off snow-covered rice paddies, reflecting light so bright, you have to shield your eyes. I lean into a stinging wind and trudge north up Red Flag Road, to a village named ...

Sinica Podcast

01.26.2015

Inside the Property Revolution

Jeremy Goldkorn

Luigi Tomba, expert on municipal government in China, fellow at the Australian Centre on China and the World, and author of the book The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban China, is this week’s Sinica Podcast guest. Since...

Other

01.22.2015

The Abigail Cohen Fellowship in Documentary Photography

At a moment when the world is more engaged with China than ever before, ChinaFile, a project of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society, and the Magnum Foundation are pleased to announce the Abigail Cohen Fellowship in...

Environment

01.21.2015

‘New Measures Needed’ To Take China’s Cars Off the Roads

As air pollution once more soared to hazardous levels last week in Beijing, in Washington a panel of Chinese and other international experts explained some of the solutions to taking cars off the roads in the world’s most populous country...

Religion Among African Immigrants in China

Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden

Nestled in apartments and offices throughout the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou are dozens of improvised churches that cater to the region’s Pentacostal Africans, largely from Nigeria. These churches not only serve the community’s...

Media

01.13.2015

This Culture Has Not Yet Been Rated

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian

It all started with plunging necklines. After the sudden withdrawal and subsequent sanitizing of a popular Chinese show, viewers in China have renewed longstanding calls to strip government censors of their power, using one simple solution...

Media

01.13.2015

‘Where’s Our Unity March?’ China Wants to Know

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Rachel Lu

The January 7 terrorist attack on satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo that left 12 dead has mostly inspired unity in the West, but the massive march held in its aftermath is spurring controversy, and even some disdain, in China.

Caixin Media

01.12.2015

China Turning Gray Over Pension Reform Stress

About 8,000 teachers in the northeastern city of Zhaodong stayed home for three days in November to protest an experimental pension scheme they called tantamount to a pay cut. The teachers claimed they’d been illegally forced to...

Sinica Podcast

01.12.2015

From the Interpreter’s Booth

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn

This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy are joined by Lynette Shi and William White, two globe-trotting adventurers who’ve found unconventional careers navigating the shoals of the professional interpretation circuit in China. So whether...

Caixin Media

01.09.2015

Baby Hatch Programs Struggle to Cope With Number of Infants With Birth Defects

Caixin

Giving birth to her first baby granted Zheng Yuling no happiness, but instead brought pain and sadness. The seriously ill girl died hours after birth, and Zheng’s husband, Chen Dafu, was arrested on suspicion he abandoned the newborn...

Media

01.08.2015

What Will Happen to Uber in China?

Tea Leaf Nation

Ride-sharing app Uber has expanded around the world at a blistering pace, launching in a new city every one or two days. At first glance, China would appear the ideal fit for the Silicon Valley startup.

Sinica Podcast

01.06.2015

The Sinica Podcast’s Second Annual Call-In Show

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn

If you’ve been following all of the news and gossip involving China for the last year, join Kaiser and Jeremy as they take call-in questions and talk insider politics on everything from the ongoing anti-corruption campaign to the question...

Reports

01.01.2015

The Politburo’s Predicament

Drawing on an analysis of hundreds of official documents, censorship directives, and human rights reports, as well as some 30 expert interviews, the study finds that the overall degree of repression has increased under the new leadership....

Other

12.30.2014

A Look Back at 2014

The Editors

It’s hard to believe, but ChinaFile is almost two years old. It’s been an exciting year for us, and, as ever, an eventful year for China. It was a year of muscular leadership from Xi Jinping, who has now been in office just over two years...

Photo Gallery

12.30.2014

Seeing China in 2014

David M. Barreda

In 2014, ChinaFile published great original work in photography. As always, we worked to look beyond stereotypical images of the country to find nuanced representations of the new and ChinaFile contributors’ commentary on it. Still, many...

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