ZGBriefs is for those who want and need to keep up on what is happening in China, but don’t have the time to monitor and track it all. We monitor more than 50 different news sources and curate the most relevant and interesting stories out of China each week. Topics include government, religion, society, economics, education, travel, and language, and books.
January 17, 2013
Next Made-in-China Boom: College Graduates (January 16, 2013, The New York Times) China is making a $250 billion-a-year investment in what economists call human capital. Just as the United States helped build a white-collar middle class in the late 1940s and early 1950s by using the G.I. Bill to help educate...
January 10, 2013
Management Issues in the Rural Church (January 8, 2013, Chinese Church Voices) Compared to the urban churches, Chinese rural churches lack all kinds of resources. In addition to the lack of finances and preachers, we cannot ignore management issues. Recently, the Executive Secretary of the Hong Kong Christian Council, Chen Jianguang,...
January 3, 2013
Changes and Challenges for China in 2013 (December 26, 2012, Council on Foreign Relations) This October, China's Eighteenth National Congress ushered in a new generation of leaders that will set the agenda for the second-largest economy in the world, provoking myriad questions about what we'll see out of the country in...
December 27, 2012
For the Holidays, Hong Kong Decks Its Skyscrapers in Lights (December 24, 2012, The New York Times) But this time of year, the spectacle ratchets up several notches. Out come vast, multicolored, complex designs that span many floors and make the Rockefeller Center in New York and Oxford Street in London...
December 20, 2012
China to Speed Up Hukou System Reform (December 18, 2012, China Digital Times) The National Development and Reform Commission announced Tuesday that the government will speed up reform of Chinas household registration or hukou system, following up on pledges by incoming leaders to emphasize urbanization and improve opportunities for rural citizens....
December 13, 2012
Beijing targets those who cross the street 'with Chinese characteristics' (December 11, 2012, Christian Science Monitor) Beijings finest, ever vigilant on the law-and-order front, have set themselves a challenging new task: to eradicate the phenomenon known as crossing the road, Chinese-style. A new strike hard campaign, launched last week, is aimed...