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June 30, 2013

The Allure of the Older Man

According to recent surveys, large percentage of young Chinese women favor men at least ten years older than themselves. Is this the result of simple pragmatism or a reversion to traditional norms? This blog entry by Li Yinhe grapples with the implications of the "uncle complex" in today's China.

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June 27, 2013

The "Extra Points" Policy on Chinese Exams

A lot is at stake in the year-end exams in China each June. That's why government policy allocates extra points on the exam to certain groups, and why some critics, like blogger Xin Li, consider such a policy, at least in its current implementation, deeply unjust.

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June 10, 2013

The Internet and Social Change

The internet is huge in China and, according to this thoughtful post by blogger Ding Dong, it's having major transformative effects on every aspect of Chinese society. In US newspapers, we read frequently of internet censorship and the clever use of web satire as a form of political protest. According to this essay, these stories mask the deeper role online forums are playing in the development of a robust democratic political culture on the mainland.

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