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04.15.2014

Hidden Taxes

Sohu Business, David M. Barreda

It is tax day in the United States, when many citizens groan and grumble at the size of their refund (what refund?) or scratch their heads as they try to maximize deductions.

Media

04.15.2014

Captain America Conquers China

Tea Leaf Nation

SHANGHAI—This week, while U.S.

Sinica Podcast

04.14.2014

Live at the Association for Asian Studies

Kaiser Kuo, Jeffrey Wasserstrom

This week, Sinica presents a special live recording from the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) which convened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sinica Podcast

04.07.2014

In Conversation with Timothy Garton Ash

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn, Timothy Garton Ash

This week on Sinica, Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn are pleased to host a conversation with Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of History at Oxford University and recent participant in the Capital M Literary Festival in Beijing.

Sinica Podcast

03.24.2014

We Will Make You Learn to Love Baijiu

Jeremy Goldkorn, David Moser

Forget our complaints about the pollution, China has an even more intractable public relations problem that has everything to do with the country’s favorite hard liquor. And yes, we are talking about baijiu.

Chinese Atheists? What the Pew Survey Gets Wrong

Ian Johnson

Earlier this month, I came across a fascinating opinion survey by the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project. The report asked people in forty countries whether belief in God is necessary for morality.

Features

03.21.2014

Punching a Hole in the Great Firewall

Jeff South

In January, when the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published its exposé of the use of offshore tax ha

Caixin Media

03.11.2014

Li Ka-shing’s Remedy for ‘Coddled’ Hong Kong

Caixin

Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing is again in the media spotlight after he mentioned in late February the possibility of publicly listing his retail business A.S.

Media

03.07.2014

A Map of China, By Stereotype

Tea Leaf Nation

Why is the northwestern Chinese region of Xinjiang “so chaotic”? Why are many from the southern metropolis of Shanghai “unfit to lead”? And do people from central Henan Province really steal manhole covers?

Sinica Podcast

03.07.2014

Wealth and Power: Intellectuals in China

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn, David Moser, Orville Schell

This week, Kaiser and Jeremy are joined by David Moser and Orville Schell.

The Brave Catholics of China

Ian Johnson

Like most pilgrimage sites in China, the shrine in the village of Cave Gulley in Shanxi province is located partway up a mountain, reachable by steep stairs that are meant to shift worshipers’ attention from the world below to heaven abo

Other

03.05.2014

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 Documen

Books

03.05.2014

Sporting Gender

When China hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics—and amazed international observers with both its pageantry and gold-medal count—it made a very public statement about the country’s surge to global power.

Caixin Media

03.03.2014

Kunming Attack Is ‘China’s 9/11,’ State Media Says

Caixin

In the days after a major terror attack in Kunming, state media outlets are calling for a united front to combat terror and warning against excusing the attackers or criticizing the government’s policies on minorities.

Media

03.03.2014

‘Enemies of Humanity’ — China Debates Who’s to Blame For the Kunming Attack

Tea Leaf Nation, Rachel Lu, David Wertime

It’s already being called “3.01,” or “three oh one,” a date that will likely burn in China’s collective memory for years to come. According to Xinhua, China’s state news agency, on the evening of March 1, around 9:00 p.m.

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