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10.01.2014

They Can Take Our Freedom, But They Will Never Take Our Instagram

Tea Leaf Nation

When thousands of Hong Kong protesters clashed with police on Sunday, September 28, many residents of the city immediately took to the photo-sharing platform Instagram.

Viewpoint

09.25.2014

How Bad Does the Air Pollution Have to Be Before You’d Wear a Face Mask?

Stephanie Ho

“Mommy, why don’t I wear a face mask?” asked my nine-year-old daughter Maggie nearly every day during the first few weeks of school. Two of her expat classmates had been in Beijing less than a year, but it seemed as if they wore theirs all...

Caixin Media

09.16.2014

Grappling with Ammonia in China’s Haze

Caixin

Chicken farmers and auto designers follow different career paths, but soon both may be changing how they do their jobs as part of a campaign to clean up China’s polluted air. Emissions from poultry waste and auto engines alike can contain...

Media

09.10.2014

iPhone 6: Designed in California, Leaked in China

Tea Leaf Nation, David Wertime

China’s cyberspace is bursting with anticipation for the iPhone 6—never mind that it promises to cost more than most citizens make in a month.

Environment

09.03.2014

China Air Daily

Michael Zhao

Beijing’s air pollution regularly makes international headlines. But exactly how bad is the air in the Chinese capital, home to more than 21 million people? That’s the question China Air Daily strives to answer—in pictures we take every...

Caixin Media

09.03.2014

Beijing Must Address Claims of Anti-Foreign Bias

Caixin

Once mocked as a “toothless tiger,” China’s anti-monopoly law is finally demonstrating some bite, six years after it took effect. The three agencies responsible for enforcing it—the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the...

Features

08.14.2014

Making It in China and the U.S.

Jonathan Landreth, Emily Parker

Emily Parker is a creator of Green Electronics: A U.S.-China Maker Challenge. The Green Electronics Challenge was an unprecedented collaboration between the New America Foundation, Arizona State University, Slate Magazine, China’s Tsinghua...

Video

08.12.2014

Chinese Dreamers

Sharron Lovell, Tom Wang

A dream, in the truest sense, is a solo act. It can’t be created by committee or replicated en masse. Try as you might, you can’t compel your neighbor to conjure up the reverie that you envision. And therein lies the latent, uncertain...

Conversation

07.24.2014

Alibaba: How Big a Deal Is It?

David Wolf, Duncan Clark, The Editors

When Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba goes public some time after Labor Day it is expected be one the largest initial public offerings in history. This week, a story in The New York Times shed light on ties between Alibaba and the sons and...

Conversation

07.09.2014

The U.S. and China Are At the Table: What’s At Stake?

William Adams, Zha Daojiong

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew are in Beijing this week for the sixth session of the high level bilateral diplomatic exchange known as the Strategic and Economic Dialogue. We asked contributors what...

Culture

07.01.2014

Inside the Mind of a Chinese Hacker

Emily Parker

In May, the U.S. announced the indictment of five Chinese hackers for breaking into the computers of U.S. companies. The men went by code names like UglyGorilla and KandyGoo. A recent report revealed that the hackers, who worked for Unit...

Caixin Media

07.01.2014

China Pulling the Plug on Foreign Mainframes

Caixin

E-commerce companies and banks in China are scrapping hardware and uninstalling software for mainframe servers made by American suppliers in favor of homegrown brands said to be safe, advanced, and a lot less expensive. The movement has...

Sinica Podcast

05.27.2014

History of the Internet in China

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn, Duncan Clark, Gady Epstein, Bill Bishop

The Internet has always been near and dear to our hearts here at Sinica. Four years ago, our very first show covered Google China and the fracas that followed their decision to pull out of China. And in the years since, we've frequently...

Conversation

05.19.2014

Is This the Best Response to China’s Cyber-Attacks? 

Robert Daly, Chen Weihua, Rogier Creemers, Jon R. Lindsay, Graham Webster, Tai Ming Cheung

On Monday, the United States Attorney General Eric Holder accused China of hacking American industrial giants such as U.S. Steel and Westinghouse Electric, making unprecedented criminal charges of cyper-espionage against Chinese military...

Caixin Media

04.23.2014

Graft Inquiry at CNPC Uncovers Shady Deal

Caixin

A little-known deal related to an equally little-known, yet highly productive oilfield has come to light as a graft investigation unfolds at oil giant China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC). A businessman with strong ties to officials is...

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