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Sinica: Time to leave China?

I did my valedictory Sinica last week, with usual suspects Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn. My departure and the broader meme of foreigners-abandoning-China was part of the discussion, but we also got into some political stuff regarding Xi Jinping’s “great … Continue reading

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Sinica: Muckraking with Chinese characteristics

Another Sinica podcast this week, this time focusing mostly on a favorite topic of mine: Media corruption in China. We were lucky to have Caixin editor Li Xin as a guest. Caixin is one of the handful of Chinese publications … Continue reading

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Sinica: Weibo comment shutdown and end of the expat package

After a longish break I was back on Sinica to discuss this week’s three-day comment moratorium on the Chinese microblogging services and the evergreen “death of the expat” topic. David Wolf was the other guest, with Jeremy Goldkorn and Kaiser … Continue reading

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Remembering Talk Talk China and the “Cycle of Funk”

A lot has changed in the China blogosphere since I first put (virtual) pen to paper for Imagethief in June, 2004. I can’t think of many blogs that are still around from those days in anything like their original form. … Continue reading

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Sinica: The gutter oil podcast (and props from City Weekend!)

I was back on Sinica this week for a lively discussion of China’s serial and apparently unsolvable food quality problems as well as SARFT’s recent ban on Hunan TV’s smash hit performance competition show, “Super Girl.” As usual, the guests … Continue reading

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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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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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Sinica: Osama, Saab goes Chinese, regulatory fun and May 4th

The latest Sinica is up, hosted by Jeremy Goldkorn of Danwei with yours truly participating for the first time in a couple of months along with repeat offenders Gady Epstein, Charlie Custer and Jeremiah Jenne. Topics for the week included … Continue reading

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Sinica: Turmoil in Egypt, Groupon’s China woes, beggar children

The Sinica podcast is back following a long holiday break, and I was back on the show to help kick off the year with a lively discussion. Topics included the impact of developments in Egypt and the rest of the … Continue reading

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The Sinica that wasn’t

If you’re wondering what happened to last week’s Sinica, it was eaten by Gremlins. Kaiser, Gady, Jeremy and I recorded a nice, tight show on a range of topics –Korea, crazybad, the Shanghai apartment fire, and the woman who was … Continue reading

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