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About emilyfro

Emily Frost is a radio reporter and online journalist. She is an Annenberg Fellow at USC’s Annenberg Graduate School for Journalism and a producer at Annenberg Radio News.

The struggle over China’s human rights record

“Things have changed so much!” said Ms. Fu Ying, Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, as she addressed a crowd in Hong Kong at an event sponsored by the Better Hong Kong Foundation this week. The vast improvements in China’s human rights … Continue reading

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Social Construction Lags Far Behind

In Guangdong Province, there are 36 million migrant workers — making up 35% of the population! China is now responding to their complete lack of social support or safety net — but it’s not a proactive move. The South China Morning Post … Continue reading

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Hong Kongers and Mainlanders: A Complicated Relationship

More and more Chinese people are coming to Hong Kong from the mainland — whether to work, give birth, visit attractions like Ocean Park and Disneyland or travel — they are a growing presence, and not all Hong Kong residents … Continue reading

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Investigative Journalism: If you ever doubted its importance, read on…

Last week, I was asked to cover a speech by Dr. Joseph Amon at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club. Amon is the Director of Health and Human Services for Human Rights Watch and his organization had just released a report called “My … Continue reading

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A fine line: Art in China

This past weekend, I traveled to Beijing for a whirlwind tour. One of my stops included the 798 arts district, a planned arts development in what used to be a series of state-owned electronics factories. Inside the gates of this … Continue reading

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Everyone Can Eat More Cake

Hong Kongers seem to still be fairly interested in what Brits have to say about their city. This past week, I went to a lecture at Hong Kong University (soon to celebrate its 100th anniversary) by Jeremy Browne, MP and … Continue reading

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Unrest in Tibetan Area of China

In March 2008, Aba county, a Tibetan area of China, erupted in violence when Buddhist monks demonstrated for religious freedom –  now, the region is seeing violence again. The crisis is centered around Kirti Monastery. Last week, hundreds of people … Continue reading

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The Chinese Middle Class Travels West

Whenever I’m traveling and see other tourists in a group, I always wonder what that experience is like. The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos takes us inside the group travel tour with a compelling narrative onboard a Chinese tour of Western … Continue reading

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Facebook in China?!

Business Insider and The San Francisco Chronicle report that the Chinese search engine Baidu will team up with Facebook to create a social networking site in China — but it won’t be facebook.com, which is banned there. Before you get … Continue reading

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The Jasmine Crackdown

The Guardian is reporting that 23 people were detained in a crackdown in China related to the “Jasmine Revolution.” The Jasmine protests occurred mainly in February, just after historic uprisings swept the Middle East. But the tenor of the protests … Continue reading

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