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This is a video message by the Dalai Lama shared at a press conference held by the Friends of Liu Xiaobo in Flushing, New York, on December 8, 2012, where democracy activists called for the release of Liu Xiaobo, the jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate. In the video, the Dalai Lama describes Liu...

Dream of Ding Village is the story of a blood collection craze that led to an outbreak of HIV/AIDS and a huge loss of life in rural Hunan due to poor transfusion/collection practices and lack of regulations and national oversight. Yan’s prose is a pleasure to read: neither overly dense...

A look at contemporary China through essays written on ten Chinese terms, including “disparity” (差距), “grassroots” (草根), “copycat” (山赛), and “bamboozle” (忽悠). Part personal stories, part social analysis, this book—in the words of a reviewer for The Wall Street Journal—“captures the...

This app provides updates on food safety scandals in China day by day, and categorizes the information to make searching easy. For today’s Chinese people, nothing is more important than food safety! The app surpassed 200,000 downloads within three days of its launch on May 23, 2012. Because it’s...

A New York Times Magazine article about the “human-flesh search engines” (人肉搜索), which has become a form of online vigilante justice in China. Downey sheds light on the unique power of the Internet in China, providing several shocking examples of the “human-flesh search” in action,...


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