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Don Weinland

An American journalism student and translator of Chinese, interested in urbanization, reform, and socio-economic change in China and Asia.

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28 November 2010

China: ‘Ditch oil’ floods restaurants

An economic investigation team detained a Hubei oil refiner Nov. 10 who pumped more than 60 tons of “ditch oil” into the local restaurant industry during the past three years, Hubei’s Jingzhou...

27 May 2010

China: Hebei’s “Great Leap Forward”

More than 1000 residents of Hebei Province will be subject to forced evictions before June 5, in a government development project online opinion has dubbed a “Great Leap Forward.” Guangping...

14 May 2010

China reconnects Xinjiang

After more than 10 months of near to complete online darkness, internet service resumed Friday in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, according to a notice from the Xinjiang Government News Office,. The...

10 May 2010

China: expelling the unemployed from Shenzhen

Ridding the city of those unemployed for longer than three months—that’s what Shenzhen’s vice mayor and police chief suggested April 29 in response to security problems in this special economic...

26 April 2010

China: New real estate policy hits market

A new housing policy in China issued on April 17 is being called “the strictest in history.” The State Council has requested a steep increase in down payments on loans...

17 April 2010

China: Premier Wen remembers Hu Yaobang

In an open letter published Thursday in the People’s Daily, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao recalled an enlightening journey with purged and disgraced former Premier Hu Yaobang.  The letter commemorates the...

10 April 2010

China: The brief lives of Chinese buildings

At a construction and energy conservation conference that opened March 29 in Beijing, a Ministry of Housing and Construction official revealed that construction in China only has a 25–30 year...

4 April 2010

China: County citizens subject to moral appraisal

Defaulting on a loan, running a red light, having a second child, or receiving a serious warning from the Communist Party—just some of the behaviors that might give Suining County...

24 March 2010

China: Official Nudity

A township government in Sichuan Province is being called “China’s first completely nude government” after township officials issued salary and expenditure information online.  The reference to nudity recently found in...

20 March 2010

China: Revaluing the One-Child Policy

Amidst talk of an aging society and a depleting demographic dividend, appeals for a reconsideration of China’s One-Child Policy were voiced during the annual meetings of the National People’s Congress...

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