Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

New York Times blog: Sinosphere

Ken Halla pointed out a new blog that might well be worth subscribing to. It seems to be the collection of reports from and about China by NYT reporters. Most of the ones now on the blog I've seen in the newspaper, but others are things that didn't make the editors' cuts or ran in Asian editions.

There's also a note on the NYT site about a Chinese-language Web site, if you want to read reporting in Chinese.

About Sinosphere
Sinosphere, the China blog of The New York Times, delivers intimate, authoritative coverage of the planet's most populous nation and its relationship with the rest of the world. Drawing on timely, engaging dispatches from The Times’ distinguished team of China correspondents, this blog brings readers into the debates and discussions taking place inside a fast-changing country and details the cultural, economic and political developments shaping the lives of 1.3 billion people.

For example:

China Venerates a Revolutionary, the Father of Its New Leader

Ancestor veneration in China is back. The Communist Party has devoted official meetings, books, a six-episode television documentary, a garish children’s performance and postage stamps to mark a century since the birth of Xi Zhongxun, a veteran revolutionary who served under Mao Zedong and then Deng Xiaoping.

It happens that Mr. Xi, born on Oct. 15, 1913, was the father of Xi Jinping, the present party leader…

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