We know it can sometimes be a headache to decide which tweeters and blogs to follow. So here is compilation of some of our favourite informative, and entertaining Sinologists and China-watchers. From covering economic, political and environmental news to relaying the absurdities of life in China these guys will keep you up-to-date and informed. You can of course, also follow eChinacities on twitter.
Source: Garrett Heath
1) Richard Burger
Richard Burger is a blogger and former editor at the Chinese newspaper ‘Global Times’, and author of the book, ‘Behind the Red Door: Sex in China’ The Peking Duck is Richard Burger’s own blog which has been running since 2002. He posts on popular and sometimes sensitive issues, and has received criticism from nationalist Chinese bloggers, as some of his posts are critical of the Chinese government.
““Mao Denigration” and Mao Delirium > New blog post on Mao’s upcoming 120th birthday.”
2) Barbara Demick
Barbara Demick is the current Los Angeles Times Beijing Bureau Chief, and author of two books: ‘Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea’ and ‘Logavina Street: Life and Death in a Sarajevo Neighbourhood’.
“Chinese tycoon says he is qualified to buy NY Times or Wall Street Journal because he is good at working with Jews”
3) Bill Bishop
Bill Bishop is the author of The Sinocism China Newsletter, providing commentary and curated links to the important English and Chinese news of the day.
“Any chance Dennis Rodman gotten addicted to cheap North Korean meth?”
4) Jeremy Goldkorn
Jeremy Goldkorn is the founder and editor in chief of Danwei.org in Beijing, an organization providing Chinese media intelligence and research services.
"Xinhua: "World No Tobacco Day marked with gigantic cigarette" Kinda like marking Children's Day with a giant condom http://bit.ly/F6Gk7"
5) Kaiser Kuo
Kaiser Kuo is a Beijing-based China tech watcher, Youku.com consultant and guitarist in one of China’s top heavy metal bands, Tang Dynasty.
“BREAKING: Director Zhang Yimou to direct remake of “The Sound of Music” starring his own family. Currently learning Edelweiss on guitar”
6) Paul French
Paul French is author of international best selling crime novel ‘Midnight in Peking’, and avid China-watcher. He has written columns for the China Economic Review as well as working as the China editor for Ethical Corporation Magazine, and he currently runs the blog, chinarhyming.com.
“is there ever an independent Chinese Artists’ Studio that’s not in the Crosshairs of a Land Rights Dispute? Seems not buswk.co/1cZ97rO”
7) Ray Kwong
Rat Kwong is a US-Asia consultant, University of Southern California US-China Institute senior advisor, Hong Kong Economic Journal columnist, Forbes blogger, and contributor to Asia Security Watch and TheCorner.eu.
Forbes blog link: blogs.forbes.com/raykwong
“Chinese American Giant Panda travels to ancestral homeland in search of roots. Bit.ly/1dbNKDG”
8) Adam Cathcart
Adam Cathcart is a Lecturer in Chinese History at the University of Leeds, and founder of Sino-NK, a scholarly collective of young Sinologists and Koreanists dedicated to documenting and analyzing the borderland dynamics, transnational ties, and history of Northeast Asia.
“Old sushi chef for Kim family has a “Kim Jong-un monogamy theory” to explain the Purge of the leader’s immoral uncle”
9) Michele Travierso
Michele Travierso is a writer, entrepreneur, and photographer with a focus on airplanes, technology, mountains and traveling. His website features an incredible photograph portfolio.
“Better selfies and a nice Earth shot from the Chinese lunar rover feedly.com/e/sCeJAP6j via @feedly”
10) James T Areddy
James T Areddy is a reporter at the Wall Street Journal, focusing mainly on Chinese business, financial trends, and political, social, environmental and international pressures subsequently arising from China’s economic transformation.
“Song Binbin Offers New Apology for Death of Teacher During China’s Cultural Revolution on.wsj.com/1dp9FsR”
Blogs, websites and e-magazines
1) China Realtime
China Realtime is the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones’ blog on China, with a section on markets, economy and business, law and politics, technology, the environment, and culture.
Sinosphere is the New York Times’ blog on China, delivering intimate, authoritative coverage of China and its relationship with the rest of the world. Articles are all written by The Times’ team of China correspondents.
3) Tea Leaf Nation
Tea Leaf Nation provides articles on politics, media, business, life, women, arts, environment and international categories, as well as a section with humoristic articles and noteworthy images and videos. Tea Leaf Nation has recently been acquired by Foreign Policy, and is a partner of ChinaFile. It’s articles are also often featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, the BBC, The Globe and Mail and the New York Times.
4) China Dialogue
China Dialogue is a bilingual website featuring news, a blog, and reports with a focus on China and the environment. Run by an independent, non-profit organization based in London and Beijing, launched in 2006. Funded by a range of institutional supporters, including major charitable foundations.
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