China

World Policy Journal

by Mark P. Barry

Chris Eberhardt (汪哲伟)

BEIJING – When I was designing my research for my dissertation, I put together a model or ideal type that consisted of three processes: Chinese youth learn about climate change; figure out one’s responsibility; take action as able and willing. Yet carrying out my research, focusing on responsibility was awkward to say the least. As this blog cites below, there are various Chinese and foreign governments and organizations asking about one’s responsibility, but when one finishes the questionnaire and returns to one’s daily life the story can be somewhat different.

J. K. Fowler

On the Series

Dorjee Cairang

Feng Jianmei, a 23-year-old frail woman was lying in hospital bed in a shabby hospital in western China’s Shaanxi province, her black long hair covering her face. Lying next to her was the body of her unborn baby that was aborted. The fetus was bloody and showed signs of struggling before her short life was ended by ruthless officials using a poisonous injection.

Chris Eberhardt (汪哲伟)

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Chris Eberhardt (汪哲伟)

BEIJING - Recently the headlines read that the CO2 emissions of China may actually be 20% greater than previously thought, essentially equal to adding the emissions of #5 emitter Japan to China’s total (see article). The difference lies in how the central and local government authorities measure energy use as a means of calculating greenhouse gas emissions.

Dorjee Cairang

Every morning after one hour commute in Beijing, I come to Zhong Guancun, a place the Chinese call China’s Silicon Valley. Some Internet companies and countless computer products stores are located here. The streets in morning rush hour are packed with cars, buses and people going to work.

Shaun Randol

In yet another stellar issue of World Literature Today (May/June 2012), the dastardly practice of censorship of literature and writers in general was given due attention.

Chris Eberhardt (汪哲伟)

BEIJING - I woke up at 6am this morning to discover that my main Gmail account was sending out emails to all of my contacts. I quickly tried to change the password, and discovered that I couldn’t because Gmail takes you first to a plus.google.com domain, and all “plus” sites in China are blocked.

Chris Eberhardt (汪哲伟)

BEIJING - About a week and a half ago a co-worker sent a message in Chinese that army vehicles were spotted in east-central Beijing near where I used to live. That day and the next rumors swirled, in no part due to the fact that Bo Xilai, the Mayor of Chongqing, the largest city in China had recently been dismissed.

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