Category Archives: civil society

A revised profile for Tricia Wang

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

What Chinese want – Tom Doctoroff

The Communist Party is certainly not on the way out, argues Tom Doctoroff in The Huffington Post. It is one of three arguments in Doctoroff’s upcoming book What Chinese Want: Culture, Communism and China’s Modern Consumer, expected in May 2012. Political change is not on the agenda.

Useful corruption – Zhang Lijia

Officially corruption is not done, also in China. But a bit of corruption can be very useful, explains author Zhang Lijia on her weblog. For example, when you have to catch the train to Nanjing on 9 a.m. and you do not have the right ticket.

Women holding up half of the sky? – Zhang Lijia

Author Zhang Lijia attended a meeting on the position of women in China at the US embassy in Beijing. At her weblog, she reports about her contribution. Are they holding up half of the sky, as Chairman Mao said?

China’s moral crisis – Zhang Lijia

Author Zhang Lijia discusses at CriEnglish the moral crisis of China, after the death of toddler Yueyue was overrun and ignored by bypassers triggered of a fierce debate. Is it time for a law to force citizens to rescue others, she wonders.

The final “Ich bin ein Beijinger” – Kaiser Kuo

After a decade, internet enthusiast and rock star Kaiser Kuo wrote his last column “Ich bin ein Beijiner” in The Beijinger, his take on his new home town in China. But he is not gone, he notes: “I’m not going anywhere, and you’ll know where to find me.” Kuo is currently spokesperson for search engine Baidu.

Most popular stories of October 2011

Our second edition of the monthly most-read stories on our website, after the successful start of our sequel “most popular stories” last month.

Receiving hate-mail after my Yueyue story – Zhang Lijia

Author Zhang Lijia’s analysis of the death of toddler Yueyue, ignored by 18 passersby, in the Guardian has been praised as one of the better ones on the gruesome story. But not everybody appreciated the story and she has been flooded with hate-mail, she writes on her weblog.

The new global consumer: Chinese – Tricia Wang

Researcher Tricia Wang sends us through her websitea telling advertisement from Guangzhou depicting the new global consumer: a Chinese couple, served by a while male. “The entire global economy right now depends on the Chinese elite and middle-class to spend.”

Why the Chinese, and the Americans, do not feel they are winning – Janet Carmosky

Unstoppable economic growth, more wealth and growing political leverage has not made the Chinese citizens really happier and they find themselves in a dead-end, like the Americans. Self-declared sino-centric Janet Carmosky explains why we need more than only a GDP number in the Scenario Magazine.