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China Diary
Opinion  /  Published 08.07.22

Swift and decisive action

The Tangshan attack took place almost a month ago, but its echoes have not died down. Four women out dining late at night were attacked after one of them resisted the physical advances made by a stran...
By Neha Sahay

Opinion  /  Published 04.03.22

China Diary: The modern family

Seventy-five years after Mao Zedong said “Women hold up half the sky,” the women of the country he liberated are fighting to claim that space. A Shenzhen woman has just sued the governmen...
By Neha Sahay

Opinion  /  Published 07.01.22

China Diary: Hives of activity

Even though Chinese sportspersons dazzle us at every Olympics, China is struggling to inculcate fitness among its youth. A recent announcement by Yunnan University, that students will not get their de...
By Neha Sahay

Opinion  /  Published 03.12.21

Once bitten, twice shy

In a rare move, the government in Beijing has apologized to some residents who were wrongly barred from returning to their city as part of Covid-19 control measures. Blaming the lapse on technical gli...
By Neha Sahay

Opinion  /  Published 22.11.21

China Diary: Different battle

You may get admission in an Ivy League university, but if your parents are part of the Chinese Communist Party or your phone has pictures of the mandatory military training you underwent in college, y...
By Neha Sahay

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Opinion  /  Published 04.10.21

Old problem new solution

How should a 14-year-old who bullies another of the same age be punished, especially if the bullying results in permanent physical damage? In what way can the victim be compensated? More than a year ...
By Neha Sahay

Opinion  /  Published 06.09.21

China Diary: Old anger for Japan

China has 1.01 billion netizens in a population of 1.43 billion people. Their clout can be enormous, or negligible, depending on how the Communist Party of China perceives it. Last week, the authorit...
By Neha Sahay

Opinion  /  Published 03.08.21

The dangers of silence: Flood deaths in China

Could the 12 lives lost in the flooded subway in Zhengzhou on July 20 have been saved had the decision been taken to shut down the metro line early enough? The train was stuck between two stations. Wh...
By Neha Sahay

Opinion  /  Published 02.07.21

China Diary: time to change the rules

In the factory of the world, where productivity is paramount and everyone is set on being upwardly mobile, the first stirrings of rebellion are being seen. Thousands of young people, most of them coll...
By Neha Sahay

Opinion  /  Published 07.06.21

A Tale of two Heroic lives

The rain didn’t deter the mourners from lining up to pay their respects. The funeral of Dr Wu Mengchao, who died last month at the age of 98, witnessed a display of public grief normally reserve...
By Neha Sahay


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