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Christina Larson
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China Contributing Correspondent for Science magazine; contributing editor for Foreign Policy magazine
China Contributing Correspondent for Science magazine; contributing editor for Foreign Policy magazine

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“Given the lack of transparency, ordinary Chinese have a fascination with the unpleasant secrets of the government,” says Beijing-based writer Lijia Zhang. “Now people know about the inaction of local government, and how coal is produced just to keep up GDP levels. People are not surprised by such facts, but angered by them anyway. The days when the Chinese authorities can brainwash its citizens are over in this Internet age.”

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China raises half the world's pigs, which produce 618 billion kg of manure teeming with antibiotic resistant genes 

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"I only want justice for my husband," says 25-year-old Chheav Sarun. He was shot a year ago by Cambodian military police putting down a nationwide strike of garment workers asking for higher wages.

My article from Phnom Penh: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-05/garment-industry-cambodia-s-wages-rise-orders-don-t
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Chinese scientist Liu Shiyin and his colleagues calculated China’s total glacial area to be 51,840 square kilometers—13% less than in 2002. 

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Tianhe Defense Technology Co.'s  president, He Zenglin, escorted an entourage of Myanmar military officials by the displays of radar systems for regional air defense. “We came here to introduce our company.”

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Visiting China Airshow this week in Zhuhai, where China's fifth-generation stealth fighter jet made its public debut 

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China's deputy CDC head George Gao, who helped contain bird flu, is now in Sierra Leone running a mobile Ebola testing lab. Within a month, China will have sent 700 medical personnel to West Africa to aid in controlling Ebola outbreak:

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China spends more than any country other than the U.S. on R&D, widespread corruption and misaligned incentives are widely seen as sapping the vitality from China’s science enterprise. 

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My feature article in the October issue of Smithsonian magazine takes a behind-the-scenes look at how China's controversial artist crafted an exhibit on today's prisoners of conscience at America's most notorious former prison: "Ai Weiwei has never been to Alcatraz, but he has spent three years constructing the infamous island prison in his mind. Sitting at a long wooden table within his gray brick courtyard studio-home in northern Beijing, he has pored over books, memoirs and photographs of what used to be America’s foremost maximum-security penitentiary, a super-bastille in San Francisco Bay ... "

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MIT Technology Review recently released its list of "35 Innovators Under 35" -- including Chinese scientist Hui Wu, who is using nanotechnology to make more efficient batteries (and hopefully better batteries will one day mean less vehicle emissions). My profile here: 
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