Chinese Doubt Their Own Soft Power Venture

Lotus Ruan, October 2014

 

Not only have American partners begun fighting back against what they views as threats to academic freedom, but many Chinese view the soft-power initiative as a waste of money.

 

China's Bizarre Fixation on a 23-Year-Old Woman

Lotus Ruan, August 2014

 

Guo Meimei is being used to represent all that's wrong with Chinese charities -- and maybe China itself.

Just How Free Is Shanghai's Free Trade Zone?

Lotus Ruan, October 2013

 

After months of speculation, the Shanghai Free Trade Zone became a reality on Sept. 29. But many Chinese have reacted to the launch with skepticism, questioning how "free" the free trade zone will really be.

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China and Democracy

China and Democracy

For Chinese, Violence in the Middle East Sparks Debate on Democracy, Stability

Mental Illness in the Middle Kingdom

Mental Illness in the Middle Kingdom

A prevalent stereotype in China is that the mentally ill are thought to be more violent than so-called normal people and thereby represent a potential risk to public safety. When news about mental patients harming others comes out, comments as reckless as “why let them out [of asylums or homes] to injure people?” go viral online.

China’s Not Just Urbanizing

China’s Not Just Urbanizing

— It’s ‘Townizing’

The Ultimate Resume-Booster

The Ultimate Resume-Booster

The CCP, the largest political party in the world, had over 82 million party members as of 2011, 2.33 million more than in the previous year. It takes up around 6% of the total population of mainland China, and the total number is increasing by an average of one million people each year.

Facing Toughest Job Market

Facing Toughest Job Market

Chinese Grads Ask, ‘Who’s to Blame?’

China's Glass Ceiling

China's Glass Ceiling

Chinese Women Still Excluded from High-Level Politics