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Media Editor — The Economist

Media Editor, The Economist, writing on TV, film, newspapers, music, gaming and other media worldwide. Formerly China.

Beijing | 1843 — stay in the centre. Beijing is a sprawling city and the traffic can be grim. The hutongs, or alleyways, in the Gulou and Dongsi neighbourhoods are great for walking, with good restaurants (try Susu for top-notch Vietnamese fare) and quirky hotels in converted courtyards (of which Courtyard 7 Hotel is the best).

Mayor not excused from duty on jury — Like pretty much everyone else sitting with him in a Baltimore courtroom Friday, Juror No. 21 had one thought in mind: "I was hoping to be struck early." But it turns out, even Mayor Martin O'Malley can't get out of jury duty. Not only was he picked for a jury Friday, he was named the foreman.

Shanghaied - Forbes — How do you say "irrational exuberance" in Chinese? Two years ago investors had no use for Jilin Aodong Medicine Industry Group or the Liaoning Cheng Da Co., two of the many clunker state-owned companies with publicly traded shares. The shares change hands on the Shenzhen and Shanghai exchanges, respectively.

Psst! Wanna Buy Harvard? — S ome schools are named for presidents. Others take the name of their founders. Harvard, though, is named for some rich guy. For œ779 in books and property, John Harvard unwittingly bought himself immortality. The College was for sale in those days--at least its name was.

Chinese reforms yet to register at local levels — Law: The Chinese constitution guarantees both individual and property rights - on paper. BEIJING - In this city of continuous demolition and construction, Huang Zhenyun was just another person fighting for his family home, until China's top propaganda outlets decided to make him a hero.

Flat Earth Society — Before the Chinese hosted the Olympics, they discovered America and sparked the Renaissance-if you believe Gavin Menzies. If history is indeed written by the victors, what are we to make of Gavin Menzies?
Jul 23, 2016

RT @eosnos: What did it feel like to be a Chinese reporter at the GOP convention? What do Chinese readers think of Trump? @WNYC 

Jul 23, 2016

RT @DSORennie: Americans in despair at 2016's vitriol and nativism should cheer Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's running mate. My take 

Jul 22, 2016

RT @TheEconomist: Michael Elliott explained America to the world. Then went on to explain the world to America

Jul 21, 2016

RT @davidfolkenflik: Astounding how the inconceivable became the inevitable. Ailes' star turning against him. A host openly weeping at thought of his departure.

Jul 21, 2016

Would read Rupert's taking the temporary reins of Fox News as a salve for investors. 21st Century Fox due to report earnings on August 3rd.

Jul 21, 2016

If you need a list that sums up everything about Trump that is awful, @ezraklein has done it for you: 

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