Category Archives: civil society

Fat childrens’ health problems – Paul French

Bad teeth and type 2 diabetes are just two of the problems China’s fat children develop, tells Paul French in an interview with The Daily Telegraph. Paul French is the co-author of the bestseller Fat China: How Expanding Waistlines are Changing a Nation.

China sends its inflation to the US – Shaun Rein

Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke is not worried about inflation in America, writes Shaun Rein in CNBC, but he should be worried when China sends its high costs to the US.

Superstar entrepreneurs inspire young people – Rupert Hoogewerf

China’s entrepreneurs have changed in a few decades from outcasts into role models for the youth, Hurun-founder Rupert Hoogewerf tells the BBC. Making money has become fashionable.

How to treat women, China’s super spenders? – Shaun Rein

Women in China have become a major force among the country’s super spenders, writes Shaun Rein in CNBC. When you want to tap into China’s booming market, that is a group you have to understand.

Chinese websites: crowded and kinetic – Bill Dodson

China veteran Bill Dodson describes in EON Business wire how different Chinese websites are from their Western counter parts. “Chinese websites reflect the condition and dynamics of Chinese society itself: crowded and kinetic”

Fuzhou bomber gets a martyr status – Victor Shih

Three blasts, two deaths and six wound is the toll of a bomb attack by the disgruntled farmer in Fuzhou, who had been petitioning the government in vain. Political analyst Victor Shih notes in his weblog how the bomber – against all odds – turned into a martyr at the internet.

About not writing a book about China – Janet Carmosky

It took Janet Carmosky thirty years not to write a book about what she knows about China, she tells in Forbes, and hopes Former US Treasury Secretary and Goldman Sachs CEO Hank Paulson will take at least that much time before he finishes his announced book on China.

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.

Survival tips for Wuhan – Tricia Wang

Tricia Wang comes up with some really useful tips to get around in Wuhan, and possibly other cites in China. In her weblog she claims this is valid for all rather busy, messy cities, but we cannot imagine you need these tips in Shanghai or Beijing.

Helen Wang speaks at Kepler’s bookstore, May 26

Celebrity author Helen Wang of The Chinese Dream: The Rise of the World’s Largest Middle Class and What It Means to You will speak on May 26 at Kepler’s bookstore, Menlo Park, California.