Michael Kan

American freelance journalist based in Beijing. Currently studying Mandarin at Tsinghua University. Graduated from the University of Michigan.

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China: Made-in-China Snow

  4 November 2009

This past Sunday on Nov. 1, Beijing saw its earliest snowfall in 22 years. The sudden change in weather, which blanketed the entire city in snow, surprised many residents. But the news media later reported that the snowfall had actually been enhanced by the city’s weather modification office. The reasoning...

China: Relics of the Old Summer Palace

  25 October 2009

Back in the news again is Beijing’s Old Summer Palace, whose destruction still remains a sensitive topic in China. Built during the Qing Dynasty, it was later sacked by British and French troops in 1860 during the Second Opium War. Countless works of art were also looted from the palace...

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