Longtime followers of China Hearsay will not be surprised to see that the topic forcing me off the proverbial blogging sidelines is religion, the question being whether China should use the “beneficial” aspects of organized religion to promote social harmony. This of course made my head explode and drove me to the keyboard. To be [...]
Depending on who you ask, China is either a leading global economic superpower or a developing nation. Or perhaps both.
Factoid: most poor people in the world do not live in poor countries. What does that mean for poverty assistance programs?
The wait is over. Now we know who has the most money in China. Remind me again why this is so important?
Whenever there is government money up for grabs, someone is going to find a way to defraud the public. Happens every time.
I don’t know about you, but this news from the FT hit me even harder for some reason than more traditional quake coverage (I guess you get numb to that after a while). Anyway, the situation that these figures represent are quite disheartening. As the official death toll from the Sichuan earthquake hit 40,075 on [...]