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From Half the Sky to ‘Leftovers’

Leta Hong Fincher

The three-plus decades since the inception of the ‘one child’ policy have resulted in a huge female shortage in China. The country is now seriously unbalanced, with 18 million more boys than girls.



Welcome to Uighur Web—Now Watch What You Say

Tea Leaf Nation, Alexa Olesen

China’s Internet is vast, with millions of sites and more than 618 million users.

Solving China’s Schools: An Interview with Jiang Xueqin

Ian Johnson

In December, China stunned the world when the most widely used international education assessment revealed

Sinica Podcast


American Football in China

David Moser

“American football in China” is a sport/location combo that at first sounds like a joke, like “Jamaican bobsled team.” But according to the rule that, in a country of 1.3 billion people, everything is happening somewhere, the



The Specter of June Fourth

Perry Link

If yesterday was typical, about 1,400 children in Africa died of malaria. It is a preventable, treatable disease, and the young victims lost their lives through no faults of their own.



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.



Captain America Conquers China

Tea Leaf Nation

SHANGHAI—This week, while U.S.

Sinica Podcast


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.

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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.

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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.



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

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


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.



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?

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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.