China Archive

Report: Air pollution, it’s so simple. Isn’t it?

All too often, visitors to Beijing fret and cluck their tongues at the air p0llution. While it certainly is awful, clearing the air is certainly no simple matter. This year, the most encouraging aspect of the whole

Mirror, Mirror: How did I not know?!

Come poke fun at me as I stumble through the new year holidays, caught on the word “give.” I mean, can they “give” you days off, when you then have to return them the following weekend? Oh,

Cat, Out o’ the Bag: Big Days Around Here!

If you’re like me, there is little more exciting than seeing an idea come to fruition. Of course, if you’re not like me you may feel like slapping me. It’s OK. I’m ready. It’s worth it! Because when

Context: “Tough talk won’t work with Beijing”

It is hard not to feel like a rock star when soon after you assert something, articles in the media echo your very thoughts. I’m not saying anyone read my writing and decided to write similarly. Instead,

Reaction: Worrying about China’s currency is oh, so 80s

Fellow Americans, who remembers the jokes about the Japanese from Reagan’s era? One day in the not too distant future its my prediction that the China bashing abounding today will be equally stale. That’s because it results

Report: debt problems on local levels

The article below from the South China Morning Post covers some of the issues regarding local debt levels which are slowly percolating up to be seen. While I don’t want to be an alarmist, and while the article