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Jeff South

U.S. journalism professor teaching in Northeast China. I blog at Manchurian, Candidly and tweet at @jcsouth. On WeChat, I'm JeffS63.

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Latest posts by Jeff South

6 May 2014

Specter of China Loomed Over Obama's Asian Tour

Many interpreted the U.S. president's actions on his much-ballyhooed "pivot to Asia" as a not-so-subtle message to China.

11 April 2014

Chinese Court Upholds Activist Xu Zhiyong's Prison Sentence

The ruling rejected Xu Zhiyong's appeal of his January conviction on charges of "gathering crowds to disrupt public order", a charge often used to clamp down on dissidents.

15 March 2014

Malaysia Airlines MH370 Mystery Fuels Conspiracy Theories

After a week of waiting for answers in the disappearance of flight MH370 and its 239 occupants, conspiracy theories have cropped to fill the void about what happened.

2 March 2014

Messages of Support Pour in From Abroad After Kunming Attack in China

Many people around the world were left shocked after more than 10 people armed with knives hacked and stabbed passengers and passers-by at a railway station in Kunming.

13 February 2014

Activists Ask China to Ban Bear Bile Farming

In China, moon bears are kept in captivity and their bile is harvested for use in traditional Chinese medicine.

11 February 2014

Why the Western Media Loves Hating on China

The Bridge

A shoddy but sexy report on pollution in Beijing was republished across news site around the world, exposing the bias that Western media has for bad news in China.

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