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Yantao BI

an independent observer, nonpartisan freelancer and communication scholar based in China. educated in China, UK and Ireland. major research interests: political communication, international communication and discourse analysis.

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Latest posts by Yantao BI

China: Expectations of Xinjiang people

An article now popular in Chinese cyberspace depicts the sufferings and expectations of the people in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The post suggests that “all the friends across the country”...

China: Religious demography and house churches

Last November (21-22, Nov 2008), the China State Council Development Research Center organized a seminar on “Christianity and Social Harmony — Special Session on House Church”. This is the first...

China: CCTV under fire

On the night of February 9, part of China Central Television (CCTV) Tower caught fire when a squad was shooting fireworks to celebrate the Lantern Festival. The fire has reportedly...

China: update on Xintai mental asylum abuses

Prof. Yu Jianrong(于建嵘)exposed [zh] that the governmental probe into the Xintai mental asylum abuses of the 18 protesters who were reportedly locked in a mental hospital in Xintai City, Shandong...

China: netizens regret donations to Sichuan

Beichuan County, the hardest hit area in 5.12 Sichuan earthquake, has spent RMB 1.1 million (USD160, 854) on one Land Cruiser, an imported luxury car, which has triggered explosive critique...

China: Sino-French Ties in 2009

Mr. Song Luzheng (宋鲁郑), a Chinese blogger who specializes in international politics, recently listed the five factors that have undermined the Sino-French relations (zh). He asserts that it is too...

China: victims of Sichuan earthquake

The victims of the Sichuan 5.12 earthquake are suffering from the chilly winter. A local official says the lowest temperature in the earthquake zone can be 21.1 degrees below zero...

China: A new black business flourishes

In China, to publish an academic essay is extremely difficult for simply one reason: Too many people are compelled to publish essays in a miserably limited number of journals. Reluctantly,...

China: Does the secret “Fifty Cents Party” exist?

Wu Mao(五毛)is fifty cents or half yuan in Chinese currency. Wu Mao Dang (五毛党), or Fifty Cents Party, is a derogatory term applied to those pro-government bloggers who are suspected...

China: Different Interpretation of Taiwan Politics

A well-known Chinese blogger WU Jiaxiang (吳稼祥)argues the “riot” that happened at Taipei Hotel November 6 is in fact part of the rampant “political kidnapping” in Taiwan [zh]. The blogger...

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