The Great Fire Wall and the Great Wall

 I’m part of a China File discussion about China’s increasing restrictions on the internet, called “Is China’s Internet Becoming an Intranet?” The full discussion is here. And my contribution is reproduced below:     What matters today is not whether the Great Wall kept the barbarians out. In fact it did not; eventually they entered in..

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Elected to the Global Editors Network board

  I was elected to the board of the Global Editors Network at its 2014 Summit in Barcelona. GEN has as its mission “enabling sustainable journalism, empowering newsrooms and media innovators through a variety of programs designed to inspire, connect and share”. The organization brings together more than 1000 Editors-in-Chief and media professionals from all platforms, touching people..

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New ChinaFile conversation: Uncomfortable Bedfellows: How Much Does China Need America Now?

  I took part in a new ChinaFile conversation today spinning off the US debt ceiling/government shutdown kerfuffle. The whole conversation is here. My contribution said: “The debt standoff is temporarily over, apocalypse isn’t now and everyone can take a deep breath. For China, its big dance partner, the U.S., is still too big and..

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