Commentary Sep. 10, 2008

Rural Internet Access (in China)

James Fallows writes in the current Atlantic Monthly about the power of blogging… in rural China.

Commentary Aug. 5, 2008

No Longer in the News, Earthquake Survivors Face a Painful Recovery

Media focus in China turned away weeks ago from the May 12 earthquake to the Beijing Olympics, which begin in just a few days.

Commentary Jun. 17, 2008

China’s earthquake and internet

People say the Chinese internet is mostly an entertainment network. But looking at what happened online during the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake reveals a Chinese internet with a depth and soul and much, much more.

Presentations Jun. 13, 2008

What has China’s earthquake done to its internet?

People say the Chinese internet is mostly an entertainment network. But looking at what happened online during the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake reveals a Chinese internet with a depth and soul and much, much more.

Commentary May. 21, 2008

Dispatches and Data from China

Senior Research Fellow Deborah Fallows has been living in China for the past two years, sending us whimsical dispatches as well as in-depth reports about the impact of the internet on social life.

Commentary May. 19, 2008

China’s Earthquake on TV and on the Internet: Part II

Senior Research Fellow Deborah Fallows reports from China on how the earthquake recovery is portrayed on TV and on the internet.

Commentary May. 16, 2008

China’s Earthquake on TV and on the Internet

(Read on for an account of how blogs, Twitter, and Google provided news coverage in China this week.)

Commentary Apr. 7, 2008

Team China

Another example of how Chinese newspapers, websites, and internet users react in harmony and rally on many issues: “People ‘sign up’ to slam media bias.”

Commentary Sep. 14, 2007

Screens Along the Silk Road

In my ongoing quest to visit as many internet cafes in China as possible, I was on the lookout last week during our visit to Urumqi (aka: Wulumuqi), a city of about 3 million along the Silk Road in the northwest corner of China.

Commentary Sep. 7, 2007

Internet Addiction in China

Internet addiction in China has been described as a “severe social problem that could threaten the nation’s future.”