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David Volodzko
David Volodzko took his MA at the State University of New York where his research included human behavior and cross-cultural communication. He is a former university lecturer and has been published with ChinaFile, The China Policy Institute, GlobalPost, The Jamestown Foundation, openDemocracy, South China Morning Post and Washington Monthly. He is also the author of the blog Rational Consent.
If Chinese Could Vote in US Presidential Primaries, Who Would They Choose?
February 03, 2016
If Chinese Could Vote in US Presidential Primaries, Who Would They Choose?
In an informal online survey, Donald Trump does well – until the respondents learn about his actual positions.
If Chinese Could Vote in US Presidential Primaries, Who Would They Choose?
Is Gay Marriage on the Horizon in China?
January 26, 2016
Is Gay Marriage on the Horizon in China?
A court case demanding marriage equality caps a trend of increasing acceptance for homosexuality in China.
Is Gay Marriage on the Horizon in China?
China's 'Kingdom of the Little People'
January 19, 2016
China's 'Kingdom of the Little People'
Is China's "Dwarf Kingdom" a type of "freak show" or a rare opportunity for people with dwarfism?
China's 'Kingdom of the Little People'
Why China Can't Quit Tobacco
January 12, 2016
Why China Can't Quit Tobacco
Despite a growing health crisis, China is having a hard time weaning itself off tobacco.
Why China Can't Quit Tobacco
China's Growing Sports Empire
January 05, 2016
China's Growing Sports Empire
China's Wanda Group is poised to become the world's largest sports company.
China's Growing Sports Empire
Behind the Mask: The Challenge of Reporting on China
December 28, 2015
Behind the Mask: The Challenge of Reporting on China
How media narratives shape perspectives in China and the West.
Behind the Mask: The Challenge of Reporting on China
China's Response to UN Torture Investigation: Nothing to See Here
December 17, 2015
China's Response to UN Torture Investigation: Nothing to See Here
China continues to stonewall investigations into human rights abuses.
China's Response to UN Torture Investigation: Nothing to See Here
China's Attack on Feminism? Not Quite.
December 10, 2015
China's Attack on Feminism? Not Quite.
The complicated outlook for women's rights in China.
China's Attack on Feminism? Not Quite.
China and Africa: The Great Debate
December 07, 2015
China and Africa: The Great Debate
The pros and cons of China's presence in Africa.
China and Africa: The Great Debate
The Consequences of China's Obsession With Stability
November 27, 2015
The Consequences of China's Obsession With Stability
The Consequences of China's Obsession With Stability
China's Own 'Double Standard' on Terrorism
November 23, 2015
China's Own 'Double Standard' on Terrorism
China continues to lump terrorist groups and peaceful activists together -- and to censor media coverage of both.
China's Own 'Double Standard' on Terrorism
Torture in China: A Vicious Cycle
November 16, 2015
Torture in China: A Vicious Cycle
Reports from human rights groups paint a dark picture of the use of torture in China's legal system.
Torture in China: A Vicious Cycle
The US and China: Actions and Reactions
November 07, 2015
The US and China: Actions and Reactions
Both countries are guilt of contradictory actions -- and of being deliberately provocative.
The US and China: Actions and Reactions
China’s Meritocracy Vs. Western Democracy
October 31, 2015
China’s Meritocracy Vs. Western Democracy
Is China's meritocracy actually a better alternative to Western-style democracy?
China’s Meritocracy Vs. Western Democracy
Feminism With Chinese Characteristics
October 19, 2015
Feminism With Chinese Characteristics
China is making progress on women's issues, but anyone trying to publicize remaining issues faces a serious backlash.
Feminism With Chinese Characteristics
China's Addiction to Counterfeiting
October 17, 2015
China's Addiction to Counterfeiting
Despite efforts from the government, China remains the world leader in knock-offs.
China's Addiction to Counterfeiting
China's Newest National Symbol
October 13, 2015
China's Newest National Symbol
China's new Nobel Prize winner has a story that nicely echos the nation's rise.
China's Newest National Symbol
China's Greatest Painting Is Back in the Limelight
October 06, 2015
China's Greatest Painting Is Back in the Limelight
Zhang Zeduan's masterpiece is on display for the first time in 10 years.
China's Greatest Painting Is Back in the Limelight
China's Role in the Syria Crisis, Revisited
September 28, 2015
China's Role in the Syria Crisis, Revisited
A look at history proves China's leading role in arming the Assad regime, thus contributing to today's civil war.
China's Role in the Syria Crisis, Revisited
How China Helped Cause the Syrian Refugee Crisis
September 14, 2015
How China Helped Cause the Syrian Refugee Crisis
By exporting missile technology to Iran, China is effectively arming Syrian forces and exacerbating the civil war.
How China Helped Cause the Syrian Refugee Crisis
Is Living in Beijing Really Like Smoking 40 Cigarettes a Day?
September 04, 2015
Is Living in Beijing Really Like Smoking 40 Cigarettes a Day?
How many cigarettes does it take to replicate China's pollution? Digging into a viral story from The Economist.
Is Living in Beijing Really Like Smoking 40 Cigarettes a Day?
China's Koreans, Part II: Lost to History
August 25, 2015
China's Koreans, Part II: Lost to History
Korean Chinese don't fit easily into traditional or CCP narratives of history.
China's Koreans, Part II: Lost to History
China’s Koreans, Part I: A Brief History
August 21, 2015
China’s Koreans, Part I: A Brief History
The history of China's ethnic Koreans, most of whom live in Jilin Province.
China’s Koreans, Part I: A Brief History
Is China on the Cusp of Change?
August 14, 2015
Is China on the Cusp of Change?
Despite oppressive policies, China's leader is the most popular in the world. But for how long?
Is China on the Cusp of Change?
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