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About Kristie

Kristie Hang holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in Communication Studies and Asian Humanities and is currently finishing her Masters in the Broadcast Journalism program at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, she has lived in Hong Kong, traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia, and studied in Beijing at Tsinghua University as part of the Interuniversity Program for Advanced Chinese Studies. In addition to her current positions as a News Contributor at Annenberg Digital News and a Video Journalist with Annenberg Television News, her media experience includes internships with MTV Networks, CNN International, as well as with the Asia Pacific Institute, where she reported on Asian and Asian-American arts and entertainment. She also enjoys writing about food and travel at her blog, "I Eat Therefore I Am" (http://ate-ate-ate.blogspot.com). She is fluent in Cantonese, English, and Mandarin and whatever is left from four years of spanish.

A Lesson in News Judgement

It was the biggest news in the newsroom all of last week and even up until now. Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin was up until then, a name unfamiliar to many non-Chinese in the newsroom. I intern at an international … Continue reading

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“Untouched” Yunnan

“Final- three hundred seventy-seven dollars” demanded the storekeeper at Old Town Lijiang. I had just haggled my way for a handmade embroidery dress down from six hundred renminbi. I had gone to Yunnan thinking that I would be able to … Continue reading

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Weak Pricing for Prada’s IPO

Image courtesy of Flickr Italian fashion powerhouse Prada has been selling its shares on the lower end of its expectations spectrum in its IPO, according to the Wall Street Journal and various other sources that place the blame on slumping … Continue reading

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Will it get easier for Hong Kongers own property?

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced Friday that property buyers whose priniple income was not in Hong Kong would have to pay an additional 10 percent in their down payment for Hong Kong property according to the Financial Times blog. … Continue reading

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An ABC’s (American Born Chinese’s) view of 六四

Update to my last post: As a American, who spends about 3 months a year ever since I was a baby in Hong Kong and China as well as Los Angeles, I’ve always noticed the tension between the Mainland and … Continue reading

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6/4

It’s about 1 hour before the clock strikes 12, meaning the day soon turns to June 4th. For some, that day is one they watched on their television sets with fear and forgotten in their memories. For others, it’s a … Continue reading

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Flawless Virgins Can Get 500 Yuan Daily

What would you do for 500 Yuan a day? Netizens have spurred heated discussions after a job advertisement for tea picking workers go public. A recruitment website recently posted an ad looking for female full-time Kouchun (mouth and lip) tea picking … Continue reading

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World’s first 3D sex film Beats Avatar

A Hong Kong film touted as the world’s first 3D soft porn movie outsold the James Cameron’s blockbuster hit Avatar on its opening day according to several Hong Kong and international media outlets. But the real question is are films … Continue reading

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Glow in the Dark Pork for Dinner

(Image via Chinasmack) Food safety has once again made it into the top of the headlines in China, as a Shanghai woman noticed a faint blue glow emitting from some pork she had bought from the local wet market. This … Continue reading

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Mainland Birthing Tourism Affecting Local Hong Kongers

Chinese Mainlanders will likely face additional, stricter limitations on giving birth in Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post. The announcement was made amid growing concern that the influx of expectant Mainland mothers making the journey to Hong … Continue reading

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