China http://nhpr.org en American Politics And The Asian Pacific http://nhpr.org/post/american-politics-and-asian-pacific <p>The administration wants&nbsp; to “pivot east” - to move away from Europe and the Middle East and more towards Japan, South Korea, and especially China - given its economic and military power.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p><ul><li><strong>Kathleen Molony </strong>– director and executive committee member of the Fellows Program at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. She was formerly the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade.</li></ul> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 38463 at http://nhpr.org American Politics And The Asian Pacific Why Your Mother Will Love 'Bubbe's Law' http://nhpr.org/post/why-your-mother-will-love-bubbes-law <p>On July 1<sup>st</sup>, the Chinese government enacted a new law called the <a href="http://On July 1st, the Chinese government enacted a new law called the “Protection of the Rights and Interests of Elderly People”. It is, in effect, a state-sponsored guilt trip for the adult children of older parents…stipulating the need for frequent visits, phone calls, etc.">&ldquo;Protection of the Rights and Interests of Elderly People&rdquo;</a>.&nbsp; It is, in effect, a state-sponsored guilt trip for the adult children of older parents&hellip;stipulating the need for frequent visits, phone calls, etc.</p><p>Retired teacher and computer consultant Barry Davis read about the new law in the <em>New York Times...</em>&nbsp;then <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/08/opinion/visit-mom-its-the-law.html">wrote an op-ed </a>suggesting America follow suit with its own &ldquo;Bubbe&rsquo;s Law&rdquo;, as he calls it.&nbsp; We tracked Barry down at his home in Connecticut for more.</p><p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:53:08 +0000 Virginia Prescott 31100 at http://nhpr.org Why Your Mother Will Love 'Bubbe's Law' The Battlefront Against Cyber Attackers Is An Adorable Miniature City http://nhpr.org/post/battlefront-against-cyber-attackers-adorable-miniature-city <p>On Monday, the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/confidential-report-lists-us-weapons-system-designs-compromised-by-chinese-cyberspies/2013/05/27/a42c3e1c-c2dd-11e2-8c3b-0b5e9247e8ca_story.html">Washington Post reported</a> that Chinese hackers had gained access to the designs of more than two dozen US weapons systems, including combat ships, aircraft, and missile defense systems. Although China denied the claims in the Defense Department report cited by the post, that country’s government announced earlier today that they have plans to conduct China’s first “digital military” exercise next week. President Obama and the Pentagon have increasingly addressed concerns about government-backed Chinese hackers in recent months, and next week, the president is scheduled to discuss cyber security with China’s president.</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 14:14:41 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28404 at http://nhpr.org The Battlefront Against Cyber Attackers Is An Adorable Miniature City Tasting China's Most Expensive Teas http://nhpr.org/post/tasting-chinas-most-expensive-teas <p>In China, early April is prime time for tea picking.</p><p>In New Hampshire, the <a href="http://www.unh.edu/confucius" target="_blank">Confucius Institute</a> a partnership between the University of New Hampshire and Chengdu University in China — honored the season this week with a tea sampling at the UNH-Manchester campus. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 19:38:09 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 24965 at http://nhpr.org Tasting China's Most Expensive Teas How Chinese Students Are Gaming The US Admissions Process http://nhpr.org/post/how-chinese-students-are-gaming-us-admissions-process <p>The SAT still holds rank as the most popular standardized test used by college admissions offices. &nbsp;In 2005, complaints about the SAT’s limitations led to the addition of an essay portion, a new format designed to be harder to “game.” But one test prep company <em>found a</em> way to trump the SAT and other admission exams, and it’s based...in China. <strong>Daniel Golden </strong>is a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist who covered the firm called “New Oriental” for Bloomberg Businessweek, <a href="http://info.nhpr.org/one-child-one-high-sat-score" target="_blank">we spoke to him in 2011</a>, when<a href="http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/11_20/b4228058558042.htm" target="_blank"> his article</a> was published.</p><p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 16:19:48 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23088 at http://nhpr.org How Chinese Students Are Gaming The US Admissions Process "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" http://nhpr.org/post/ai-weiwei-never-sorry <P><A href="http://aiweiwei.com/" target=_blank>Ai Weiwei</A> is China’s best known artist and the sharpest thorn in the side of its government. He’s a humorous and clever digital dissident, whose installations, viral videos, and tweets mock Chinese censors, and have made him an international symbol for freedom.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>After years of attempting to cozy up to him with bribes and favors, the Chinese government turned on Ai Weiwei, charging him with tax evasion and bulldozing his freshly built studio in Shanghai. Then, on April 3, 2011, he disappeared.</P> <P> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:13:35 +0000 Virginia Prescott 22565 at http://nhpr.org "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" Celebrating China's Spring Festival In New England http://nhpr.org/post/celebrating-chinas-spring-festival-new-england <p>This week marks the start of the <a href="http://blogs.transparent.com/chinese/spring-festival/">Spring Festival</a>, or Chinese New Year. This fifteen-day celebration is the longest and most important holiday in China, featuring family reunions, fireworks, traditional meals, red lanterns, and the traditional gift of the Hong Bao, or <a href="http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/festivals/red-envelop.htm">Red Packet</a>. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:08:07 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 21729 at http://nhpr.org Celebrating China's Spring Festival In New England Immigration Reform's Affect On Asian-Americans http://nhpr.org/post/immigration-reforms-affect-asian-americans <p>With all the talk of how immigration reform will affect our neighbors to the South, we look at how it might affect immigrants to the United States from the Far East.&nbsp;</p><p>A&nbsp;US&nbsp;based&nbsp;Chinese Journalist even <a href="http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/us/2013-01/30/content_16187677.htm" target="_blank">argues</a> that&nbsp;certain aspects of&nbsp; the reforms might actually be beneficial for Asian immigrants. <strong>Mee Moua</strong>, Executive Director from the Asian American Justice Center joins us to discuss the issue.</p><p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:02:25 +0000 Virginia Prescott 21294 at http://nhpr.org Immigration Reform's Affect On Asian-Americans The China Challenge http://nhpr.org/post/china-challenge <p></p><p>As the world’s second largest economy and the largest foreign holder of American debt, China’s future is intertwined with ours -- even as we differ on many issues, such as trade and human rights. These differences made for intense&nbsp;campaign fodder in the Presidential race, with tough talk from candidates about the US-China relationship.&nbsp; Meanwhile, China is undergoing its&nbsp;own change in leadership. Today we look at the complicated relationship between China and the US.</p><p><strong>Guests</strong></p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Brady Carlson 16774 at http://nhpr.org The China Challenge The Anthropology of Asian Food http://nhpr.org/post/anthropology-asian-food <p></p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 15:53:28 +0000 Virginia Prescott 15499 at http://nhpr.org The Anthropology of Asian Food Chinese Journalist: Bo Xilai Had History Of Bribes http://nhpr.org/post/chinese-journalist-bo-xilai-had-history-bribes China is gripped by a tale of murder, betrayal, flight and intrigue that threatens the stability of the entire nation. At its heart is the death of a 41-year-old British businessman in a hotel room in the city of Chongqing last fall. The scandal has brought down a high-flying Chinese politician, Chongqing's party secretary Bo Xilai, and his wife, with China's state-run media hinting at their corruption and abuse of power.<p>The death of an Englishman overseas has rarely had such fallout. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 13:58:00 +0000 Louisa Lim 3186 at http://nhpr.org Chinese Journalist: Bo Xilai Had History Of Bribes Abuse Claims Follow Mafia Crackdown In Chinese City http://nhpr.org/post/abuse-claims-follow-mafia-crackdown-chinese-city The swift downfall of ambitious Chinese politician Bo Xilai exposed a bitter power struggle in the highest echelons of government. Now his victims are telling their stories, exposing a darker side to Bo's signature clampdown on organized crime.<p>Charismatic and outspoken, Bo seemed headed for the country's top leadership body, the Politburo Standing Committee, before he was removed abruptly from his post — as party secretary of the major southern city of Chongqing — earlier this month.<p>Three weeks ago, Zhang Mingyu was kidnapped. Tue, 27 Mar 2012 19:36:00 +0000 Louisa Lim 2802 at http://nhpr.org Abuse Claims Follow Mafia Crackdown In Chinese City Who's selling Iran the gear to spy on its own people? http://nhpr.org/post/whos-selling-iran-gear-spy-its-own-people <p>An investigative journalist unpacks the contract between a Chinese company and Iran's telecommunications network.</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:05:41 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2771 at http://nhpr.org Who's selling Iran the gear to spy on its own people? The Factory Girls of China http://nhpr.org/post/factory-girls-china <p>In the wake of the Mike Daisey debacle, we trace the true reporting of one journalist on the young, rural women fueling China's manufacturing boom.</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:22:15 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2769 at http://nhpr.org The Factory Girls of China Obama Asks China To Help Halt N. Korean Rocket http://nhpr.org/post/obama-asks-china-help-halt-n-korean-rocket President Obama came to South Korea to talk about global nuclear security with world leaders, but found himself trying to build a unified front against North Korea's planned rocket launch next month.<p>Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak strenuously warned North Korea not to go ahead with the launch. In a speech Monday at the summit in Seoul, Obama used some of the toughest language he has ever used addressed to the leaders of North Korea.<p>"And know this: There will be no rewards for provocations," Obama said. "Those days are over. Mon, 26 Mar 2012 17:33:00 +0000 Mike Shuster 2779 at http://nhpr.org Obama Asks China To Help Halt N. Korean Rocket