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A new blogroll: With focus—without the fat

It’s been years since I completely reviewed the blogroll on Transpacifica. Today, I decided to cut it in size and cut out the fat. Before, I had almost fifty links, all of which were at one time important. But many … Continue reading

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Disqus commenting restored

For the very few of you who were frustrated by Transpacifica’s recent Disqus outage, apologies. As far as I can tell, functionality is now restored. –Graham

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More on China’s environment tax: a response and a repost

A few notes of follow-up on my first experiment in translation: the People’s Daily Online interview looking at the prospects for an environmental tax being included in the next Chinese 5-year plan. My friend and former classmate Ella Chou offered … Continue reading

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A Trans-American move for Transpacifica

Most readers who would find this news important already have heard, but for the under-informed and those who don’t care, I offer an update on moves in my life. In May, I finished my master’s degree in Regional Studies–East Asia … Continue reading

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I’m a Twit. Follow me on Twitter.

After meeting with a fellow blogger in Beijing I decided it might be time to give Twitter a shot. So far, I haven’t been completely consumed and I like it. Follow me there. I’m gwbstr. follow gwbstr at http://twitter.com

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Transpacifica’s New Blogging Project: Sinobyte at CNET

They said this day would never come. Perhaps the biggest fight I’ve ever picked in the blogosphere was when I wrote an opinion piece while a writing intern at Editor & Publisher in 2005 arguing that newspapers should get over … Continue reading

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New Banner Image: A Wall Near Shanghai’s Moganshan Lu

Today I’m introducing Transpacifica’s third banner image. This wall near the Moganshan Lu (莫干山路) art district in Shanghai caught my eye. That placard advertising English tutoring is hanging several yards off the ground. We’re also saying goodbye to the previous … Continue reading

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Hitting the Road: Nanjing, Shanghai, and ???

I’m going to be bouncing around China a bit after more than four months in Beijing. I am flying tomorrow (Tuesday) from Beijing to Nanjing, where I will be doing some reporting and research. I’ll be heading to Shanghai around … Continue reading

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This Blog’s Reading Level: Why a Bit Lower is Better

China Economics Blog finds that it’s reading level is quite high. In fact, according to this automated rating site, you’d have to be a “genius” to understand their work. I don’t know how these ratings are generated, but I did … Continue reading

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The Transpacifica Link Feed is Back

We’ve re-introduced the link feed. Unlike before, when link posts crowded out the writing, when you visit transpacifica.net, there is now a (nearly) live feed of the links direct from the Transpacifica del.icio.us page (right). In order to keep the … Continue reading

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