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.
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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.”
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.
The world, including China, reacted with shock at the pictures of toddler Yueyue, overrun by cars and ignored by passersby, hit the internet. Social commentator Zhang Lijia shares the feeling, but tries also to explain in The Guardian, why it happened.
China’s broadcast authorities cancelled recently a hugely popular Idols-like TV show called the ‘super girls’. Author Zhang Lijia explains on her weblog why those heavy handed censorship methods do not work anymore.
Drooling foreign publishers are trying to enter the Chinese market, like recently on the International Book Fair in Beijing. But author Zhang Lijia warns on her weblog for too high expectation, as the already limited number of books per Chinese is even dropping.
Author Bill Dodson muses in his hot pot podcast whether real innovation in China is possible when the internet has the slowest possible speed and keeps information away from the people who need it. He believes the censored internet curtails innovation.