Tag Archives: Beijing

Quoted by AFP on Biden visit, and a pic of his motorcade

[Cross-posted from gwbstr.com] As U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visits East Asia, a lot of the media focus has centered around the recent Chinese announcement of an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea, a move apparently … Continue reading

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Former Obama Asia advisor: Media’s US-China rivalry articles ‘represent lazy journalism’

Jeffrey Bader, a former senior director for East Asia at the U.S. National Security Council during the Obama administration and a key Obama advisor, spoke at Beijing’s Tsinghua University Tuesday, almost a year after he appeared the last time. While … Continue reading

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Among China expats today, echoes of Orwell’s time in Burma?

At the recommendation of a friend in Beijing, I’ve been reading George Orwell’s Burmese Days. Coincidentally, Jane Perlez of The New York Times recently traveled to the real town Orwell was stationed in that inspires the novel’s setting. She calls the book “a … Continue reading

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Now you can compare Beijing PM 2.5 air quality readings on your phone

It just so happens that today is not one of the more beautiful days in Beijing. After a week of generally glorious fall weather, with exceedingly clear air (except once or twice), the national holiday is over and whatever process … Continue reading

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Back to Beijing with a new collaboration with 88 Bar

[Cross-post from gwbstr.com] This week marks my long-planned return to life based in Beijing. My arrival was met with two days of absolutely beautiful weather and clear air (obviously the result of my arrival and not the half-day downpour that … Continue reading

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New Beijing bike-share company sued for discrimination (Translation)

The following is a partial translation of a Caixin article, 北京公租自行车涉嫌户籍歧视被起诉, published June 20 and written by Wang Qingfeng (王箐丰). Caixin Online (Journalism Intern Wang Qingfeng) — Just this month, Beijing saw the launch of a public bike share service. On … Continue reading

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‘Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry’ Debuts at Sundance

Just as Ai Weiwei was detained in Beijing, Alison Klayman was working to finalize her years-in-the-making documentary on Ai’s life and his recent political outspokenness. I haven’t seen the full film, but it apparently received a standing ovation at its … Continue reading

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Polluting in the new year!

First, of course, happy new year to all those greeting the year of the dragon this week. I, for one, am suitably stuffed. Second, via Angel Hsu, this image depicting what is most likely a huge cloud of noxious firecracker … Continue reading

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Pics: U.S. VP Joe Biden visits in Beijing neighborhood eatery

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Beijing is designed to lay the groundwork for later meetings between U.S. officials and rising leader Xi Jinping, who is currently Biden’s Chinese counterpart. Opting for a local favorite rather than a sterile … Continue reading

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Police-led protests? Satire and the ‘Jasmine Revolution’ [translation]

Twitter and several online communities lit up last night with talk of gatherings in several cities in China that had apparently been organized online and were given the moniker “Jasmine Revolution.” The people who gathered, according to the reports I’ve … Continue reading

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