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Robert Woo

I am a college student coming from Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. I am studying economics, political sciences and international relations and a whole bunch of other stuff at Macalester College in Minnesota. During my spare time I am interested in astronomy, science news, history, cycling, street-walking, hiking, camping and others’ lives.

China, a chaos of 1.3 billion types of phenomena; China, caught between now and then, right and left, east and west, power and rights, interests and conscience, stability and unrest, “harmony” and progress; China, my own motherland — is the single biggest mystery that I still struggles to understand. I wish writing at Global Voices Online could help me move closer to some kind of comprehension.

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I also run this signature-collecting website www.yangguangchina.com for supporting public official asset disclosure in China. Check it out!

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Latest posts by Robert Woo

10 March 2010

China: Do Chinese people live with dignity?

China’s top leader has made a historic statement regarding human rights and human dignity which has posed both doubts and meaningful questions. During this year's Spring Festival, China's Premier Wen...

23 February 2010

China: Netizens make fun of charges for hacking Google

The so-called ‘Operation Aurora’, which attacked Google and at least 33 other western conglomerates, allegedly originated from two Chinese universities, according to a recent New York Times story. One of...

17 February 2010

China: Amateur short film satirizes internet censorship

Famous amateur film-maker, Hu Ge, has recently made a new satirical piece on the Internet censorship in China. The 7-minute piece, ‘Animal World: the Home-living Animal’ is styled as an...

11 February 2010

China: The end of 32-year-long football “Korea-phobia”?

China’s football (soccer) team beat South Korea by 3-0 in the East Asian Men’s Football Championship in Tokyo on Wednesday. The victory created a storm of euphoria among China’s sports...

24 January 2010

China: How does the young generation view Confucius

A rumor circulated on the web that all the 2D versions of Avatar have been pulled out of the Chinese cinemas to make way for the domestic movie Confucius. Despite...

28 November 2009

China: Law or Justice?

According to Chongqing Evening News, by November 15th 2905 suspects had been arrested during a massive crackdown on gangs in the municipality of Chongqing, a major city with 30 million population and provincial status. The campaign...

28 October 2009

China's Dark Satanic Mills

On Oct. 14th, Chinese photographer Lu Guang won this year's $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for his photos on China’s environment. The Fund’s website posts the following...

9 October 2009

China: The Founding of a Republic! Propaganda, or a commercial success with some irony?

Only 3 weeks after hitting the screen, The Founding of a Republic has already taken in nearly $ 60 million. Naturally, it has created a huge stir in China’s online...

21 September 2009

China: Mainland Blogger’s ironic review of shabby government buildings in Taiwan

Blogger Lv Se De Shou Cang recently ran a photo journal titled 'A look at some of the administrative buildings in Taiwan', which has also generated interesting comments.

11 September 2009

China: Why Zhu Rongji remains popular

A new book of transcripts of major press meetings attended by China’s former Premier, Zhu Rongji (朱镕基), (the second-ranking leader) has immediately become a best-seller. As a statesman, he was...

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