China

12:19pm

Wed February 19, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Spot 2.20.14 Fake Followers

Jason Q. Ng

Theory of Everything: "F is for Fake": To bot or not?  Host Benjamen Walker talks to data scientist Gilad Lotan about "fake followers" and online reputations, and Jason Q Ng, author of the book Blocked on Weibo, tells us why the Chinese government hates on-line bots.

Thursday at 5:30pm.

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12:00am

Mon February 10, 2014
Politics

Today on Your Call: What is the state of activism and dissent in China?

Villagers protest in Wukan for several months over the land grabs
AFP

12:00am

Fri December 27, 2013
Politics

Today on Your Call: End-of-year media roundtable

 

On today's Your Call, it’s our last Friday Media Roundtable of the year. This week, we’ll have a conversation with a panel of veteran journalists and media advocates about the state of press freedom in the US. We will also talk about some of the biggest stories of the year and the state of economic reporting. We’ll be joined by McClatchy’s Mark Seibel, freelance journalist Paul Mooney, and media advocate Robert McChesney. Tune into Your Call with Rose Aguilar and You.

Guests:

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12:00am

Fri November 15, 2013

5:40pm

Tue January 8, 2013
Arts & Culture

99% Invisible: The most densely populated place on record

Walled City Night Views (from SW Corner), 1987.
Greg Girard

In 1898, China granted a 99-year lease to Great Britain for the areas across the harbor in the British controlled island of Hong Kong. But smack in the middle of that territory, known as Kowloon, was an enclave that wasn't included in the lease. A place that would, at least officially, still be controlled by the Chinese. It was a large fort, built decades earlier to put a check on British expansion. But it evolved into something very, very different. 

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