Tag Archives: Renminbi

China should be aiming lower, not higher


Recently I had the chance to discuss the fascinating article, “The Sick Man of Asia” with the doctors at my hospital. The author, Huang Yanzhong, argues that despite China’s seemingly impressive gains in health over the past 60 years, they … Continue reading

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Ge Xun: 21 Hours in Beijing – part 1


Yaxue’s note: Before I knew Ge Xun (葛洵 @gexun), I came to know his Free Chen Guangcheng website when it re-published the CGC profile I wrote and posted here on Seeing Red in China in November. Later we met on … Continue reading

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The biggest challenge facing China


This year a crowd of economists and social spectators have started to wonder aloud if 2012 will be the year China’s system collapses (to be fair, this is an annual tradition). This time they are pointing to mass incidents, economic … Continue reading

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