China Links - May 2011
A Shanghai Novice blog that I guest posted in, detailing the culture shocks to prepare yourself for as you move or travel to China.
China and the U.S. have periodic “discussions” on human rights issues. Here is a NY Times article with an overview how little gets done because China refuses to accept criticism from foreign countries.
Since I don't tend to write about politics on this blog, this month's linker post focuses on some of the political realities going on in China.
You will now need a VPN to access Skype and other VoIP services in China. China is banning foreign services 1) to protect domestic VoIP companies 2) because they cannot spy on people like they can with their own state-run media companies.
The following are descriptions to recent China-related articles or websites I have found most interesting.
China to spend $280 billion on 45 new airports to serve booming travel demand.
Many think China is ready to become the next big superpower. Not so fast. This article details China’s major pitfalls.