One of the major misconceptions about China is that the country and its citizens will become more like us, the Americans, writes Fortune. Wrong, says China watcher Tom Doctoroff in his latest book What Chinese Want: Culture, Communism and China’s Modern Consumer. A review in Fortune.
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Hard landing of the economy or no hard landing. Getting the China story right is tough for Western observers, says China-watcher Tom Doctoroff, author of What Chinese Want: Culture, Communism and China’s Modern Consumer. Forbes lists his ten popular misconceptions.
In a decade the number of internet users in China grew from 22 million to 513 million, creating the country’s first publish sphere ever, cause great changes in society, tells Baidu communication director Kaiser Kuo to China.org.
How come a student from China’s country side ends up throwing shoes at the architect of the elaborate internet censorship systems, and gets away with it? Sociologist Tricia Wang told at the Lift conference in Geneva how building trust relationships in China go through a major shift.
While the government is still firm in control, the online debate in China has become more outspoken, and the authorities rather try to manage the information flow, rather than shut it up, tells internet watcher Jeremy Goldkorn in the Global Post.
Despite ingenious internet censorship, China’s internet users has always been able to circumvent those filters to a certain degree. Sociologist Tricia Wang see even a new group emerging, who is becoming more outspoken, under their own name, write Global Post.