How effective are Beijing’s efforts to manage environmental degradation in China? What is the public opinion in China on air pollution? Ma Tianjie, managing editor of Chinadialogue and founder of blog Chublic Opinion offers his insights.
President Xi Jinping has used military reforms to strengthen his command over the People’s Liberation Army. He uses personal connections to fill central positions within the military, says professor You Ji of Macau University in this new podcast interview from YCW Partner MERICS.
How has the Chinese philanthropic and non-profit sector changed in the last ten years? What does the future hold? Jasmine Lau, co-founder of Philanthropy in Motion (PIM) and a choice for Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs in Asia 2016, shares her insights into the Chinese non-profit sector.
Three years after China’s leadership announced a new wave of market oriented reforms, Barry Naughton is disappointed with the outcome: According to the professor at the University of California, San Diego, China’s economic problems got worse under President Xi Jinping. Listen to this podcast by MERICS, a YCW Partner, for more.
As an author and reporter, Angela Köckritz brings stories of everyday China to everyday Germans—both the good and the bad. In this interview, Köckritz shares her thoughts on writing in China, the story of her China’s colleague’s arrest, and contends that citizens of China are going through a profound period of reflection: “People are in the process of soul-searching, trying to find out what they stand for and how they see their own culture.” Read on to discover what else she learned.