Brother, Can You Spare a Renminbi?

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Who deserves to be poor in modern China? One man in China’s southern Zhejiang province certainly seemed sympathetic: each day, he pushed himself along the street on a homemade wooden skateboard, his apparently paralyzed legs …

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A Taiwan Where Politics Is Cool

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TAIPEI — Over the final weekend in February, a crowd gathered in downtown Taipei for the third annual Gongsheng Music Festival, a combination of hip music and youthful political activism. Twenty-somethings distributed banners and stickers …

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Now Viral in China: Tolerance

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Coming out is still exceedingly hard in China, but it just got a bit less so thanks to an unusual short film. In a country where grassroots activism is tightly circumscribed, it’s perhaps unsurprising that online videos …

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What’s With All the Chinese Misogyny?

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The contrast, while unintentional, could not have been more obvious. The image on U.S.-based search engine Google’s front page greetingsearch engine users on March 8, International Women’s Day, was a collage honoring women astronauts, scientists, athletes, judges, …

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China’s Real Inconvenient Truth: Its Class Divide

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HONG KONG — China is talking about its pollution problem, but its equally serious class problem remains obscured behind the haze. Smog leapt to the forefront of Chinese national discourse after the Feb. 28 release of Under the Dome, a 103-minute-long documentary …

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