Author Archives: Joel Martinsen

A new literary magazine features new writing from Zhou Zuoren

Annie Baobei’s O-pen (大方) features a translation of a long interview with Haruki Murakami, a previously unpublished essay by Zhou Zuoren, and other interesting reading material.

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Energy-based cultural transmission

Batteries decorated with traditional Chinese cultural elements.

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Copyright Society to reprint out-of-print texts

A plan to reprint orphaned works draws criticism from publishers.

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Beijingers agree with Beijing Daily‘s position on stability: they’re all for it!

The Beijing Daily published two front-page editorials over the weekend calling on the general public to do their part to work for stability. As it continued to push the stability theme in a front-page local news story, today’s paper referred several times to the “strong response and resonance” its editorials had generated among Beijing residents.

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Good and bad news for food safety

Shenyang Evening News reports on caustic soda in beef tendon and leather in milk.

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Chinese universities add emerging industry programs

The Yangtse Evening Post reports on college programs in the Internet of Things (物联网).

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Looking for the next Yao Ming

2.15 meter tall Zhou Qi helps China’s under-16 squad best Turkey. Chongqing Times calls him the next Yao Ming.

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A national strategic language for China

An opinion piece from the Global Times (环球时报) argues for the importance of naming China’s national language correctly to preserve national unity.

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Snow comes to Beijing at last

The Beijing Times reports on the light snowfall that dusted the city last night after 108 days without precipitation.

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Holiday ends, rates up, kids found, Sudan splits

New Express reports on the interest rate hike, the crowd-sourced reunion of child beggars with their parents, and southern Sudan’s vote to secede.

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