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11.26.2014

Three Views of Local Consciousness in Hong Kong

Ho-fung Hung

Hong Kong has been in turmoil. The 2003 demonstration in which more than half a million demonstrators successfully forestalled the Article 23 anti-subversion legislation, as well as the 2012 rally of 130,000 and the threat of general...

Sinica Podcast

11.22.2014

Banned but Booming: Golf in China

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn, Dan Washburn

Despite China’s legal moratorium on the development of the golf industry, a policy driven by concerns over illegal farmland seizures and the potential misallocation of agricultural land and water resources, the golf industry has...

Infographics

11.20.2014

Who Really Benefits from Poverty Alleviation in China?

Sohu Business

A series of reports issued by China’s National Audit Office highlights problems in 19 counties that have received funding from national poverty alleviation programs. News of “impoverished counties’” constructing luxurious new government...

Books

11.12.2014

The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History

For 250 years, the Turkic Muslims of Altishahr—the vast desert region to the northwest of Tibet—have led an uneasy existence under Chinese rule. Today they call themselves Uyghurs, and they have cultivated a sense of history and identity...

Culture

11.07.2014

‘The Training Wheels Are Coming Off,’ But That’s Not Necessarily A Good Thing

Jonathan Landreth

Making a movie is a wild ride no matter where you are in the world, a process fraught with ego and pride; wobblier, riskier, yet potentially more lucrative, the bigger and faster it gets.

Features

11.06.2014

No Women Need Apply

Lijia Zhang

“Applicants limited to male.” 23-year-old job-hunter Huang Rong (not her real name) noticed this line in a job announcement only after she had heard nothing from the recruiter and gone back to check the advertisement online.

Media

11.05.2014

Tim Cook Coming Out Has Turned China Into a Nation of Fifth-Graders

Tea Leaf Nation, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian

“Let me be clear,” wrote Apple CEO Tim Cook in a Bloomberg Businessweek article published on October 30. “I’m proud to be gay.”

Media

10.29.2014

Foot Spas, Steamed Buns, and Midday Drinking

Tea Leaf Nation

It may not be Monty Python’s famous “Ministry of Silly Walks,” but it’s close.

Media

10.27.2014

What China’s Reading: ‘Broken Dreams, USA’

Tea Leaf Nation

Zhou Xiaoping, a 33-year-old selfie-snapping blogger, has quickly become the new face of Chinese patriotism—or, some would say, nationalism. On October 15, Chinese President Xi Jinping held a forum in Beijing in which the president called...

Media

10.24.2014

Hong Kong Documentary Explores the Roots of Dissent

La Frances Hui

To many observers, Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Movement”—thousands of students and other citizens in the streets demanding to choose their own political leaders—seemed to unfurl, fully formed, out of nowhere. Residents of the former colony were...

Environment

10.23.2014

Tibetan Plateau Faces Massive ‘Ecosystem Shift’

chinadialogue

Large areas of grasslands, alpine meadows, wetlands, and permafrost will disappear on the Tibetan plateau by 2050, with serious implications for environmental security in China and South Asia, a research paper published by scientists at...

Viewpoint

10.21.2014

‘We Can Only Trust Each Other and Keep the Road’

Ilaria Maria Sala

Snip. Snip. Snip. The officer’s face shows concentration as he cuts one yellow ribbon after another along a metal fence on Queensway in the Central district of Hong Kong. Next to him, other policemen have just finished dismantling the...

Other

10.20.2014

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...

Sinica Podcast

10.17.2014

China Daddy Issues

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn, David Moser

We’ve all heard about the difficulty of finding good schools in China, and know first hand about the food and air safety problems. But what about the terrors of pedestrian crossings, the dilemmas of how much trust you should inculcate in...

Books

10.15.2014

China’s Super Consumers

China has transformed itself from a feudal economy in the 19th century, to Mao and Communism in the 20th century, to the largest consumer market in the world by the early 21st century. China’s Super Consumers explores the extraordinary...

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