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21 years: Modern China is too busy to remember

21 years: Modern China is too busy to remember

On the 21st anniversary of the Tiananmen incident, it feels that modern China is just too busy to remember what happened.

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The 12 Sustainables Of The Shanghai World Expo

The 12 Sustainables Of The Shanghai World Expo

Is the Shanghai World Expo sustainable enough? Guest blogger Elizabeth Balkan shares her insights. Vote for the most “energy-saving” design.

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Saying Goodbye to CNReviews… and Entering The Divide

Saying Goodbye to CNReviews… and Entering The Divide

“Entering the divide?” Are you serious? Yeah, that’s cheesy, real cheesy. But now you want to know the full extent of that cheesiness, right? Whether you enjoy Kai Pan’s posts here, or hate them, or him, it’s time for Kai to leave.

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Google Leaving China Will Not Be A Revolution, Televised Or Not

Google Leaving China Will Not Be A Revolution, Televised Or Not

Google leaving China will not be as big a revolution in the business world as you think. Getting excited over China’s loss of face may be playing into its hand.

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Google In China Is Better Than No Google In China

Google In China Is Better Than No Google In China

Google.cn features manipulated & censored search results, but it still offers Chinese internet users a choice other than Baidu. Less choice is less freedom.

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CN Reviews looks back at 2009 – part 2

CN Reviews looks back at 2009 – part 2

CN Reviews looks back at 2009 and highlights our best posts. We covered social networking, social entrepreneurship, microblogging in China, growing online extremism, Chinese media, the Urumqi riots, the Lou Jing incident, National Day celebrations, and more.

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CN Reviews looks back at 2009 – part 1

CN Reviews looks back at 2009 – part 1

In the first half of 2009, CNReviews covered Jackie Chan’s controversial statements, reviewed and interviewed China bloggers, covered the Green Dam and CCTV attacks on Google, broke news on CCTV fire, covered the Swine Flu situation, and remembered the sensitive anniversary of Tiananmen.

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Stanford’s FACES Student Exchange Program Experiences

Stanford’s FACES Student Exchange Program Experiences

Forget Obama and Hu, can 40 American & Chinese exchange students contribute to and strengthen US-China ties? I think so and here are my three reasons why.

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Quote: Howard French on China-Obama Press

Quote: Howard French on China-Obama Press

“It may have made certain people in this society feel better about themselves, but if the goal is changing behaviors in China…” ... 

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America Interferes With China’s Internal Affairs, Yes, True, And…?

America Interferes With China’s Internal Affairs, Yes, True, And…?

Why authoritarian China is defying Western democratic expectations by not failing & imploding…and how foreigners indeed interfere with its internal affairs.

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Rednecks, Red Guards & Trolls: Kaiser Kuo on US-China Online

Rednecks, Red Guards & Trolls: Kaiser Kuo on US-China Online

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.

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English Blogs About China: Moser Interviews Goldkorn & Anti

English Blogs About China: Moser Interviews Goldkorn & Anti

Summary of interesting points and the English-language China blogs mentioned in the recent BON TV David Moser interview with Jeremy Goldkorn and Michael Anti.

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Quote: Andy Keller on the CCP

Quote: Andy Keller on the CCP

“…the Party seems to view itself as more of a shepherd in charge of moving sheep around…than the vanguard of a rising world power.” ... 

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Quote: Jeremiah Jenne on What Chinese Fear

Quote: Jeremiah Jenne on What Chinese Fear

“…Chinese see their history through the lens of chaos/order with the forces of the latter fighting a constant battle against the former.” ... 

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Taiwan Is A Renegade Province Because China Says So

Taiwan Is A Renegade Province Because China Says So

…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.

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