We suggest checking out the following links:
The Atlantic: The Connection Has Been Reset – James Fallows has a great article on the mechanics, thinking and social factors that make the GFW what it is
The Australian: Myth of China’s new middle class – Review of a new book that says: “They are quite unlike the 19th-century European bourgeoisie in the extent to which they have emerged from and retain close relationships with the established political system.”
China Media Project: Chinese media highlight information access as the railway ministry faces off with a local official – “But we now have the first real rumblings of contention over government missteps, and the debate has been set off not by bolder media but by a now-embattled small-time official from Guangzhou.”
VentureBeat: Leading VC firm Kleiner Perkins loses partner in China – Joe Zhou leaves to start his own firm. Tina Ju and co continue the Shanghai office.
WSJ: Beautiful Country: Personal Lives, Office Lives – Former Xinhua editor and reporter Li Yuan, who now works at WSJ, writes this column. Here she says Americans keep their personal lives out of the office, while its the opposite in China.
Guardian: Top Communist thinktank urges political reform and press freedoms in China – About a report by the Central Party School in Beijing
Slate: The Air Force doesn’t need any more F-22s – The USAF says it needs twice as many F-22s to deal with China. Slate wonders if that’s really necessary