April 25, 2014

In China, the Journalists Police Themselves

Leslie Anne Jones, Aeon Magazine

The Associated Press

You know that censorship has won its war on truth-telling when journalists happily police themselves.

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April 22, 2014
What if China Goes All Putin on Its Neighbors?
Steinberg & O'Hanlon, FP
As President Barack Obama prepares for his trip to Asia this week, he will face questions not just about the administration's signature rebalance, or "pivot" toward that region, but also about the crisis in Ukraine. The leaders... more ››
April 22, 2014
Chinese Police with Guns?
Lotus Yuen, Tea Leaf Nation
Thanks to Hollywood movies, quite popular here, the average Chinese person is familiar with the image of a gun-toting policeman who yells “freeze or I’ll shoot!” after an escaping criminal. But that trope also makes many... more ››
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April 22, 2014
Chinese Spies Keep Eye on Leading Universities
John Garnaut, SM Herald
China is building large covert spy networks inside Australia's leading universities, prompting Australia to strengthen its counter-intelligence capabilities. Chinese intelligence officials have confirmed to Fairfax Media that... more ››
April 22, 2014
Why We Can't Predict China's Real Estate Bubble
James Griffiths, GP
Despite the prevailing opinion among many observers that China's property market is a bubble ready to pop, not everyone is convinced. Robert Shiller, a Yale University economist who warned of the 2008 US subprime housing meltdown... more ››