Monthly Archives: August 2011

Sinica: Libya, Zhao Liang sells out, and slaking North China’s terrible thirst

I was back on Sinica this week for our discussion on China’s reaction to the Libya uprising, the evolving work of documentary film-maker Zhao Liang, and the state of the immense south-north water diversion project. We didn’t have too much … Continue reading

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I can haz international funds?

After seven years and change in China it’s hard not to come to the conclusion that the purpose of the Chinese banking system is to keep you from doing anything useful with your money. It is widely said that the … Continue reading

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The best of the Imagethief archives restored at last

Since starting Imagethief in June, 2004 I’ve written about 1500 posts. Something like 1300 of them vanished from the Internet when a server hosting the pre-2010 version of Imagethief crashed catastrophically early last year. For about 1200 of those posts … Continue reading

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Sinica returns! Train wrecks, Weibo and the enigma of David Sedaris

After a couple of months off, Sinica was back last week. It was hard to pass up something as interesting as the high-speed rail disaster on the Wenzhou line, a story that is still unfolding and that I suspect we … Continue reading

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