Farewell, Leighton Stuart? The US Ambassador’s Jasmine Stroll in Wangfujing

Jon Huntsman, the American ambassador to China, caused a bit of a stir with his attendance at a non-demonstration-turned-media-event at the Wangfujing area McDonalds last week, an event held (or not held) in the wake of the “Jasmine Revolutions” in the Middle East. Danwei.org carries the story and calls our attention to this rather critical video produced by some Chinese netizens about Huntsman (with English subtitles): … Continue reading Farewell, Leighton Stuart? The US Ambassador’s Jasmine Stroll in Wangfujing

GVO Hits the Wharf: Promising Global Aggregate

I want to strongly recommend reading a trilingual essay linked below. How do Chinese netizens view the efforts of Western “China experts” like Rebecca MacKinnon? The essay leaves plenty to ponder, esp. how global internet and media interaction polish or nick, rather than fundamentally transform , Chinese self-regard, particularly in the extreme but by no means pure-fringe Chinese core of the “Anti-CNN” web movement from … Continue reading GVO Hits the Wharf: Promising Global Aggregate