Category Archives: Wuhan

Second, third-tier cities: today´s winners – Shaun Rein

China´s first tier cities seem to be getting out of breath, while second and third-tier cities blossom. Business analyst Shaun Rein has been predicting the shift already for a long time, he tells the South China Morning Post. The rising prosperity of lower-tier cities may boost tourism to cheaper destinations like the Philippines and Thailand, he adds.

Hu Fayan: an independent writer in China – Ian Johnson

Some critical writers became dissidents, others stayed in the Chinese network for authors. Journalist Ian Johnson talks for the Pulitzer Center to the Hu Fayan, neither a part of the system, neither a dissident. How is he managing in China?

Making banned documentaries – Ian Johnson interviews Ai Xiaoming

Ai Xiaoming is one of China´s leading documentary makers, and all of them are officially banned in the country. Journalist Ian Johnson sits down with her for the NY Review of Books and discusses how it is to make banned documentaries, and (amongst many other subjects) why China has no intellectuals.

Are China’s authorities starting to listen to revolting workers? – Zhang Lijia

Apple, and its supplier Foxconn, are in the middle of revolts by workers, who are standing up for their rights. Former factory worker Zhang Lijia supports their actions, and hope China’s government will continue to support those workers, she writes in The Guardian.

A revised profile for Tricia Wang

Sociologist Tricia Wang has updated her profile for the China Speakers Bureau.

Singapore sets up naval design firm in China – Wendell Minnick

Singapore Technologies (ST) Engineering’s marine arm, ST Marine, has incorporated a wholly owned subsidiary, ST Marine (Wuhan) Engineering Design Consultancy, in Hubei Province, China, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News.

Tricia Wang hits mainstream websites with sleeping internet users

It took a while, but Tricia Wang’s amazing set of pictures of sleeping internet users at cafe’s has hit mainstream websites, like Techrice and Shanghaiist. Tricia Wang researches the internet and mobile usage by migrant workers in Wuhan. Amazing it took so long.

Living as a migrant worker “Are we too dirty?” – Tricia Wang

Sociologist Tricia Wang is trying to blend in as a migrant working in Wuhan and reports on her weblog about her experiences. “Are we too dirty for your eyes?”

Why Weibo is cuter than Twitter – Tricia Wang

All too often Sina’s microblog service Weibo is described as a kloon of Twitter. Sociologist Tricia Wang in Wuhan has been using Weibo for a few months and starts to report on her weblog about the differences of the two. About fun, love and entertainment.