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China has a lot of people. Something like 1.3 billion of them. We write about a very tiny fraction of them. However, this tiny fraction of people are usually pretty cool. Maybe they’re successful, influential, or just plain nifty. Either way, they’re doing something meaningful in China and we just might learn a few good things from them.

Personal update: joining Google in China

Personal update: joining Google in China

CNReviews blogger Elliott Ng shares his plans to join Google in China. He will be commuting to Beijing until July 2011, then moving to Beijing.

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Review of Richard Baum’s China Watcher

Review of Richard Baum’s China Watcher

Quickly becoming a 2010 must-read, chapter-by-chapter breakdown of Richard Baum’s “China Watcher”–a decidedly non-scholarly work of non-fiction for the Zhongguotong (China Hand) and layman alike.

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The Party: The Secret World Of China’s Communist Rulers

The Party: The Secret World Of China’s Communist Rulers

Book review of the banned book by Richard McGregor that talks about the Chinese Communist Party. What did McGregor write that earned the ire of the Chinese censors? Point-by-point summary of what to expect when you get yourself a copy (if you don’t get arrested for buying it).

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The End of North Korea As We Know It?

The End of North Korea As We Know It?

(Bam Bam waving good-bye?) The North Korean English-language blogosphere reported last week on the recent “significant breakthroughs” in US-North Korea relations.... 

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Interview: Host Steven Weathers Of ICS EXPO 360°

Interview: Host Steven Weathers Of ICS EXPO 360°

Interview with ICS EXPO 360° man Steven Weathers. How he started his career in China. His initial thoughts on the Expo. Advice for people going there like where the best coffee is, etc.

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Day 1 at CHINICT 2010 — China’s Biggest Tech Conference

Day 1 at CHINICT 2010 — China’s Biggest Tech Conference

Late May every year sees the gathering of a who’s who of startups in the IT world here in China. They’re both the known — such as China’s number... 

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Yushu Earthquake: Expo Volunteers, Students, Etc. Mourn

Yushu Earthquake: Expo Volunteers, Students, Etc. Mourn

The Chinese people came together to mourn the victims of the Yushu Earthquake. Expo volunteers, students, and online portals contributed in their own ways.

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CN Reviews’ 2nd Anniversary: thanks to our blog friends

CN Reviews’ 2nd Anniversary: thanks to our blog friends

Two years, 503 posts, and 4,298 comments ago, we started the CN Reviews blog journey. Here’s 20 blogs that sent us traffic and linked to us and otherwise gave us intellectual food and water and kept us on our odyssey.

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Quote: British Paul Carr on American Paranoia

Quote: British Paul Carr on American Paranoia

“This is of course typical American paranoia of all points foreign. ‘The natives are savages! We won’t be able to walk the streets in safety!’” ... 

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Prominent IT Blogger Keso Suspended By Twitter

Prominent IT Blogger Keso Suspended By Twitter

Famous IT blogger Keso has his Twitter account blocked. Despite contacting Twitter, the account has not been restored after 48 hours. Another case of Silicon Valley ignoring the rest of the world?

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Qifang.cn founder Calvin Chin interview

Qifang.cn founder Calvin Chin interview

Calvin Chin, founder/CEO of Qifang.cn, shares advice on social entrepreneurship in China, and shares some details about Qifang.cn, a new person-to-person student loan program.

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Tania Branigan: China Correspondent For The Guardian

Tania Branigan: China Correspondent For The Guardian

Of well-known Beijing-based British journalists, bloggers, good journalism, buying books on the street, mango-passionfruit slushies, interracial relationships, and Urumqi riot coverage.

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Quote: Custer on Hu Jintao As The New Hitler

Quote: Custer on Hu Jintao As The New Hitler

“…because truly, censoring a video game and orchestrating the mass murder of eleven million people is totally the same…” ... 

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Quote: Alec Ash on Political Education Classes

Quote: Alec Ash on Political Education Classes

“He could watch 666 episodes of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ …and wonder at how much sex doctors have with their colleagues in American hospitals.” ... 

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Shanghai Blogger Summit: Not To Be Outdone By Beijing Bloggers

Shanghai Blogger Summit: Not To Be Outdone By Beijing Bloggers

An introduction to the bunch of China bloggers based in Shanghai who met up for drinks and lively conversation, and a review of the shenanigans they were up to.

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