Even with all the reading about China that I do, some stuff still slips through the cracks. It’s been a fairly slow summer news wise, so lately I’ve been challenging people to tell me about some interesting stories. Here are a few good pieces that I missed when they first came out–thanks to various journalist friends for passing these on.
Local officials judged by the people on a new reality TV show
Towns built on exhausted coal mines are sinking into the earth
Increased openness is finally making the scope of China’s child sexual abuse problem clear
How one Chinese welder navigated the economic slowdown
Robotics parks are springing up like mushrooms after the rain
Bonus link: amazing photos of China in 1956