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David Volodzko

David Volodzko is the national editor for The Korea JoongAng Daily, the sister paper of The International New York Times in South Korea. He has appeared on Huffington Post Live, discussing Chinese politics, and his writing has been published with ChinaFile, The China Policy Institute, GlobalPost, The Jamestown Foundation, openDemocracy, South China Morning Post, The Washington Monthly and Znet, among others. He is a former university lecturer at Soongshil University, Seo Kyeong University, and Cheongju National University of Education. He tweets @DavidVolodzko and he is also the author of the blog Mogu Gallery.

Hollywood's Latest Superhero: 'Captain China'
May 18, 2016
Hollywood's Latest Superhero: 'Captain China'
The directors of Marvel's wildly successful Captain America films will be producing a superhero series for China.
Hollywood's Latest Superhero: 'Captain China'
Does China Hate the West?
May 06, 2016
Does China Hate the West?
China's officials rail against Western values even while Chinese people flock to Western cultural icons.
Does China Hate the West?
China's Strange Relationship With the Mango
April 27, 2016
China's Strange Relationship With the Mango
The mango's journey from a Maoist icon to a craved consumer good.
China's Strange Relationship With the Mango
Are Gay Rights Really Making Progress in China?
April 18, 2016
Are Gay Rights Really Making Progress in China?
Was China’s recent lawsuit over same-sex marriage a victory or a defeat?
Are Gay Rights Really Making Progress in China?
China's Medical Diplomacy
April 12, 2016
China's Medical Diplomacy
China's latest contribution to the WHO is part of a long history of using medical diplomacy as soft power.
China's Medical Diplomacy
China's Role in the North Korean Puzzle
April 04, 2016
China's Role in the North Korean Puzzle
Can China actually take a leading role on the North Korea issue?
China's Role in the North Korean Puzzle
Mark Zuckerberg's Wooing of China
March 20, 2016
Mark Zuckerberg's Wooing of China
The Facebook founder is still trying to gain access to the Chinese market.
Mark Zuckerberg's Wooing of China
China's New Headache: Uyghur Militants in Syria
March 08, 2016
China's New Headache: Uyghur Militants in Syria
The number of Uyghurs fighting in Syria has risen sharply over the past year. How will China respond?
China's New Headache: Uyghur Militants in Syria
Chinese-Americans (and Chinese) Defend Peter Liang
March 02, 2016
Chinese-Americans (and Chinese) Defend Peter Liang
How the Chinese-American community coalesced to defend a police officer convicted of manslaughter.
Chinese-Americans (and Chinese) Defend Peter Liang
China's Most Famous Artist Draws Attention to Syrian Refugees
February 27, 2016
China's Most Famous Artist Draws Attention to Syrian Refugees
Ai Weiwei is focusing on the plight of refugees in Greece.
China's Most Famous Artist Draws Attention to Syrian Refugees
Filial Piety and Family Violence in China
February 11, 2016
Filial Piety and Family Violence in China
Is there a connection between China's emphasis on filial piety and high rates of elder and child abuse?
Filial Piety and Family Violence in China
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
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