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Shanghai's Auto Show: 'Rough Around the Edges'

Apr 22, 2011
"It's more chaotic," auto analyst Michael Dunne told me, comparing this week's Shanghai auto show to shows in the US. "It's a little rough around...

Psst... Where's the Revolution?

Mar 10, 2011
No jasmine here. I've put the blogging on hold to focus on a reporting trip up North in Beijing (more to follow on that front)...

Help Wanted in the World's Workshop

Feb 17, 2011
The photo on the left was taken two days ago by the China Daily outside the train station in Liwu, Zhejiang province--the manufacturing hub of th...

China-Taiwan Reunification? Not Tonight. I've Got a Headache.

Feb 11, 2011
Perhaps Yuan Yuan and Tuan Tuan weren't the right names. But that's what the Chinese government named a male and a female panda it loaned to Taiw...

China's Netizens Help Reunite Father and Son

Feb 10, 2011
Here's a story that challenges the commonly-held notion in the West that the Chinese don't care much for coming together for a charitable cause (...

Gong Xi Fa Cai: Marketplace China Bureau Survives Relentless Fireworks Attack

Feb 3, 2011
I recently reported on the arduous start to the journey home for many Chinese migrants during the New Year holiday. Now that many have made it ho...

Maverick, Goose...and CCTV

Feb 1, 2011
One of my favorite China-related stories the past week has been the revelation that state broadcaster CCTV allegedly used footage from the 1984 ...

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Shanghai's Blue Skies Are But a Smoggy Memory...

Jan 26, 2011
November 1st, 2010: The view from my office disappears. After living in an industrial region of China in the 90s, my lungs kn...

China Goes Home

Jan 20, 2011
There's a lot to think about when you're standing in line for two days. And, by and large, you're more willing to talk to a foreign reporter abou...

Update: Wuxi's Land Grab

Jan 18, 2011
A month ago, I blogged about the case of Ding Hongfen, a woman in the Yangtze Delta city of Wuxi. Her family was forced out of their home to make...

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