Author Archives: Ka Li

About Ka Li

Ka Li is currently a master's student doing Global Communication at USC Annenberg School. She got her Bachelor's degree in English at Beijing Institute of Technology, and the first master's degree in Global Media and Communications at London School of Economics and Political Science.

SCIO iPad App, Another PR Strategy from Chinese Government

A new app for iPad was released earlier this April that caught people’s attention. However, this free of charge app is not another pop game like “Angry Birds”, or another social networking site like “Facebook”, etc., but a news app … Continue reading

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China’s “Tainted Milk” Comes Back Again

The food safety problem in China seems never come to an end, especially the “tainted milk”. According to the BBC News, three children have been killed and thirty-five others, mostly children, are being treated at hospitals in north-west China’s Gansu Province … Continue reading

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Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Being Held in Detention

Chinese renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei has been detained by customs police at the Beijing airport when he was trying to catch a flight to Hong Kong for business this morning. His twitter account sent a message at 7 am … Continue reading

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Expanding Business to Web Browser? Baidu Trying to Grow Even Bigger

A personal web browser is said to have been developed by Baidu and tested internally recently, according to Bloomberg News.  ”The desktop browser is being tested internally among employees at present”, according to Baidu’s spokesman Kaiser Kuo. However, he didn’t mention … Continue reading

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Students with ‘Radical Thoughts’, Consultation Needed?

Recently, Peking University, one of China’s most prestigious universities, is planning to launch a controversial program in May, which is, offering consultation to ‘troublesome students’, if the trial of this program which is ending soon is found to have worked … Continue reading

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China’s New Approach to Stop Protests

The so-called “Jasmine Revolution” has been attracting people’s attention and comments in the past few days. As the Chinese journalists are strictly controlled under the Chinese government not to report on this subject, many foreign journalists visited the protest scene … Continue reading

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Rose Luqiu, the Battlefield Rose

Rose Luqiu, a 2007 Harvard Nieman Fellow, is an executive news editor of Phoenix Satellite Television, which is a Hong Kong-based television broadcaster. She is best known for being fearless in her pursuit of news, often travelling into the heart … Continue reading

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Protests Abroad: China Facing Evacuation Challenge

Since the protest broke out in Libya last week, the situation in the country has been deteriorated and growing into a violent upheaval. According to WSJ, there are an estimated 100,000 foreigners working in industries including oil and construction in … Continue reading

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Social Media vs. Censorship: Will This Work?

According to a recent report on WSJ, the U.S. Embassy’s official account on Sina Weibo was trying to send out a message explaining the American idiom “old hand”, but unsuccessful, and instead, received a notice saying that “your message has … Continue reading

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Fireworks: A Tradition of Good Luck or an Evil of Destruction

As this year’s Chinese Spring Festival is coming to an end, there are debates around whether the government should readopt the policy of firework bans. There is no doubt that one of the reasons that aroused such debates was the … Continue reading

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