I sold out to China

I majored in journalism in California and interned at four daily newspapers in the US. I had watched Shattered Glass (2003), the chronicle of The New Republic journalist Stephen Glass’s elaborate fabrications in the 1990s, in two college classes: each

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I sold out to China

I majored in journalism in California and interned at four daily newspapers in the US. I had watched Shattered Glass (2003), the chronicle of The New Republic journalist Stephen Glass’s elaborate fabrications in the 1990s, in two college classes: each

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The cryptocurrency gold rush is heading for the cloud

Benjamin Gorlick was 4 years old the first summer he spent at a gold mine. His father shared rights to a mountainside claim near the tiny town of Hope (population: 192), located on the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska. Every

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The cryptocurrency gold rush is heading for the cloud

Benjamin Gorlick was 4 years old the first summer he spent at a gold mine. His father shared rights to a mountainside claim near the tiny town of Hope (population: 192), located on the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska. Every

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Was An American College Student Kidnapped By North Korea?

David Sneddon flew to Beijing in April 2004 for summer Mandarin courses before his final year majoring in Asian languages and business. Languages were his thing: At 24, he was already fluent in Korean after spending two years as a

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Was An American College Student Kidnapped By North Korea?

David Sneddon flew to Beijing in April 2004 for summer Mandarin courses before his final year majoring in Asian languages and business. Languages were his thing: At 24, he was already fluent in Korean after spending two years as a

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How to do business in North Korea

Two years ago when visiting North Korea, I struck up a conversation with a Western businessman in the Pyongyang bowling alley. Over beers, he told me he preferred doing business in the DPRK over China because the people were more

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How to do business in North Korea

Two years ago when visiting North Korea, I struck up a conversation with a Western businessman in the Pyongyang bowling alley. Over beers, he told me he preferred doing business in the DPRK over China because the people were more

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One-Time “Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow”

In 1968, Sandra Jones won her high school’s “Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow” Award. She did this by proving her literacy in the realm of “childcare, family relationships, money management, household upkeep and morality,” but she tells me – her

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One-Time “Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow”

In 1968, Sandra Jones won her high school’s “Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow” Award. She did this by proving her literacy in the realm of “childcare, family relationships, money management, household upkeep and morality,” but she tells me – her

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Born in Beijing

In the last gasps of summer vacation, 9-year-old Wang Jiarun – whose English name is Jerry, after the cartoon mouse – is careening through a two-story spiral model of the Milky Way at the Beijing Planetarium. Sweat shining on their

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Born in Beijing

In the last gasps of summer vacation, 9-year-old Wang Jiarun – whose English name is Jerry, after the cartoon mouse – is careening through a two-story spiral model of the Milky Way at the Beijing Planetarium. Sweat shining on their

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Extra, Extra

In Los Angeles they line up for Hollywood cattle calls. In New York they attend countless auditions in the theater district. Here, they linger on the sidewalk outside Beijing Film Studios as traffic rushes by on the Third Ring Road.

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Extra, Extra

In Los Angeles they line up for Hollywood cattle calls. In New York they attend countless auditions in the theater district. Here, they linger on the sidewalk outside Beijing Film Studios as traffic rushes by on the Third Ring Road.

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Build it, They Will Come

Wuxi is brown and hazy with an acrid smell that attests to its status as an industrial hub. Yet not far from the center of this Jiangsu Provincecity lies a red-brick high school with a grassy field, a mound and

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Build it, They Will Come

Wuxi is brown and hazy with an acrid smell that attests to its status as an industrial hub. Yet not far from the center of this Jiangsu Provincecity lies a red-brick high school with a grassy field, a mound and

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Off-Off-Wall Street

Abandoning banking to becoming Shanghai’s purveyor of party John Bowdre just graduated and had a job lined up at global financial services company UBS when he dropped into Muse for a fun night during a study abroad trip. Club-goers crowded

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Off-Off-Wall Street

Abandoning banking to becoming Shanghai’s purveyor of party John Bowdre just graduated and had a job lined up at global financial services company UBS when he dropped into Muse for a fun night during a study abroad trip. Club-goers crowded

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DIY Delivery

An expat family does without health coverage The Turners live in a tidy apartment by Zhongshan Park. On a rainy midday afternoon, their ayi helps 5-year-old Miles and 2-year-old Colin with lunch while mom Heather pulls cinnamon buns out of

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DIY Delivery

An expat family does without health coverage The Turners live in a tidy apartment by Zhongshan Park. On a rainy midday afternoon, their ayi helps 5-year-old Miles and 2-year-old Colin with lunch while mom Heather pulls cinnamon buns out of

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