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Gady Epstein

New York, NY
Media Editor — The Economist

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

Darkened Screen: Constraints on Foreign Journalists in China — Join PEN America, the Overseas Press Club, and former China news correspondents for an illuminating conversation about the challenges - from intimidation of sources to withheld visas - facing foreign correspondents and their media organizations trying to report from inside the world's most populous country.

Box baron | 1843 — In the history of television, there has never been so much of it. Last year 417 original shows were broadcast on American television alone, 200 more than five years earlier. Many of them are formulaic dross. But there has also never been so much brilliant television as we have now.

Whose Century Is It, Anyway? — This live recording of Sinica at the Little Park restaurant in New York City on July 13 features the journalists Mary Kay Magistad and Gady Epstein discussing the increasingly complex "frenemyship" of China and the United States.

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?
Sep 30, 2016

RT @SamuelAAdams: Let he who has never sent out a tweet in the middle of the night urging people to watch a nonexistent sex tape cast the first stone.

Sep 29, 2016

RT @poniewozik: +1. "We can't control what campaigns do with the info"--sure. You CAN control whether you generate bogus info w a l…

Sep 29, 2016

RT @jaketapper: The USA TODAY ed board has never endorsed a presidential candidate. But just now for the 1st time it denounced one.

Sep 29, 2016

What may be most amazing about this Cuba story is Trump apparently paid this bill. 

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