“We Shanghainese value our image. We don’t want to lose face in front of the entire world…”
The 2010 Shanghai World Expo is not just about the beautifully-designed pavilions. There are a lot of things the world (and China) can learn from Expo 2010. The World Expo provides areas where various nationalities and cultures can understand each other and be ambassadors of good will and development.
Why authoritarian China is defying Western democratic expectations by not failing & imploding…and how foreigners indeed interfere with its internal affairs.
Kaiser Kuo speaks at TEDxHonolulu about the crisis in US-China relationships on a person-to-person level, exacerbated by large-scale and unmediated contact over the internet.
…and why that is one of the lousiest arguments in the never-ending debate over whether Taiwan is an independent state or merely a renegade province that rightfully belongs to the PRC.
Review of China’s star-studded epic chronicling the Chinese Civil War between Chiang’s Nationalists & Mao’s Communists. This film celebrates the PRC’s 60th anniversary.
Take a sneak peak of the massive parade being planned & rehearsed in Beijing for the People’s Republic of China’s upcoming 60th Anniversary on October 1, 2009.
What can a former American presidential candidate and Frankenstein double teach us about diplomacy in communications over sensitive but important issues?
Review of “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress,” a movie adaptation of Da Sijie’s book of the same title telling the tale of two young men, a beautiful rural girl, and reading banned books.
Seeing both sides of the ethnic violence and resentment between Uighurs & Han Chinese that led to the Urumqi riots, and finding what’s missing in the narrative.
Song You believes his brother’s name has been written incorrectly on his county’s monument to revolutionary martyrs. For thirty years he’s appealed to the local authorities without resolution.
As more and more mainland Chinese are able to travel abroad, how are they being received? Here’s one account of a mainland tour group in Taiwan by a Taiwanese.