16. 08. 2013

Picture of the week: Foxconn China by Gilles Sabrie

There are more picturesque lunch spots than an industrial site on the outskirts of Zhengzhou, north-central China. But this young woman is probably enjoying the solitude as well as the break from her work, making...

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16. 08. 2013

Don’t Dream Big — Four Vignettes on Social Mobility in Modern China

The New York Times recently ran an article that detailed the struggles of three young college women from low-income backgrounds, raising questions about whether education remains the “great equalizer” in America. How does the picture look...

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16. 08. 2013

A life in legal limbo

When Zhu Shuibao found a naked, crying baby in a basket on the roadside one August morning 14 years ago, she decided the baby shared the same destiny with her and brought him...

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16. 08. 2013

Why Chinese do not read books anymore – Zhang Lijia

In volumes, quality and quantity China’s book industry might have exploded, but Chinese are no longer reading books, concludes The Atlantic, quoting the author Zhang Lijia on how a changing China changed book-reading habits. http://www.chinaspeakersbureau.info/2013/08/why-chinese-do-not-read-books-anymore-zhang-lijia/ The...

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16. 08. 2013

Wuhan: The next New York?

On July 4, the Wuhan local government announced its intention to transform its city of 10 million into a world-class cosmopolitan metropolis comparable to London, New York, Paris and Tokyo by 2049. The...

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16. 08. 2013

China Population Map

Map of the Day: If the world were divided by the population of China Red is China. Every other color is a region with the population of China. There are very, very many...

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