Breaking News: Clear Sky in Beijing

June 13, 2015

@BreakingNews Clear Sky in Beijing on June 13, 2015. Image courtesy of Li Qiwen. BEIJING – The New York Times is investigating the weather case, but said it would probably not report it. “This is […]

Orwellian Rules of Writing at The New York Times

April 23, 2015

Featured image (above): Most ‘Style Guides’ in the US are still obsessed with purity of language, and advice: “…avoid foreign words. Write in English.” What’s the point in learning Chinese if you’ll never be given the […]

When journalists ARE the story: Angela Köckritz

March 16, 2015

Great show China Uncensored (hosted by Chris Chappell) on the the case of Angela Köckritz: Satire and sarcasm is nice. However, I am not so sure about Angela Köckritz. We only have what she herself wrote and said in […]

Legions of lesser, disposable China watchers

March 12, 2015

“Last, we have legions of lesser, disposable China watchers. Few of them enjoy fat expat packages, bigwig relatives in the media, or peddling political influence. Unable to find proper jobs and secure a future in […]

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