Author Archives: Hannah

Trending: China Skepticism


Those of us who live in China take it for granted that it is not the “miracle” often portrayed in media reports. Changes over the past thirty years have been vast indeed, but as this blog’s posts of the past … Continue reading

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Top Stories of the Week: Sept 24 – Oct 1


Tea Leaf Nation reports that netizens again flex their power-muscles and successfully oust a Shaanxi government official who became instantly notorious after a picture of him smiling at the scene of a car accident went viral. An admirable grassroots anti-corruption campaign, … Continue reading

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Why I have no female Chinese friends


The other day I shared a story about forging some special friendships in China, and in it wrote, “I have always had trouble making female Chinese friends.” I was hoping I wouldn’t have to get too into this — mainly … Continue reading

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