Huawei Ads and Test Prep: The Writing on the Wall at Peking University

Posted on by Graham Webster

These days, I spend a lot of time at Peking University, and I’ve noticed a few interesting things around campus. There are a ton of things you might expect to see at any big university: ads for part time jobs, for print shops, and for student groups and events.

A few, however, caught my eye. Today, here are three pictures and three…

Continue reading Huawei Ads and Test Prep: The Writing on the Wall at Peking University

Decoding the ‘voice of China’ through media reports

Posted on by Graham Webster

As U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wraps up meetings today in Beijing, it’s hard to say how her most recent Asia-Pacific trip has gone. And that’s partly because interpreting media reports from the Chinese side is more art than science.

When Clinton was in the Cook Islands, Voice of America captured media consensus with the headline “U.S. And China Soften the Rhetoric.” Then most reports changed tone. The New York Times reported that Clinton…

Continue reading Decoding the ‘voice of China’ through media reports