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David Volodzko

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.

Is Free Speech in China Really Getting Better?
September 23, 2016
Is Free Speech in China Really Getting Better?
Despite what one prominent blogger says, the answer is a definite no.
Is Free Speech in China Really Getting Better?
Air China Travel Tip Sparks Fresh Accusations of Chinese Racism
September 14, 2016
Air China Travel Tip Sparks Fresh Accusations of Chinese Racism
This time, the incident was handled swiftly.
Air China Travel Tip Sparks Fresh Accusations of Chinese Racism
The Trouble With Chinese Mega Projects
September 08, 2016
The Trouble With Chinese Mega Projects
Breakneck speed and rampant corruption threaten Chinese engineering projects, from the flashy to the mundane.
The Trouble With Chinese Mega Projects
Resources, 'National Unity' Underpin Xi's Trip to Western China
September 04, 2016
Resources, 'National Unity' Underpin Xi's Trip to Western China
Xi Jinping's recent trip to Qinghai highlights what Beijing sees when it looks to China's western regions.
Resources, 'National Unity' Underpin Xi's Trip to Western China
At Rio Olympics, China Embraces a New Outlook
August 22, 2016
At Rio Olympics, China Embraces a New Outlook
China's long-standing obsession with gold medals is giving way to something simpler: having fun.
At Rio Olympics, China Embraces a New Outlook
Matt Damon Film Sparks New Round of 'Whitewashing' Controversy
August 05, 2016
Matt Damon Film Sparks New Round of 'Whitewashing' Controversy
Actress Constance Wu calls out The Great Wall for casting non-Asian actors in the starring roles.
Matt Damon Film Sparks New Round of 'Whitewashing' Controversy
How China's Anti-Corruption Intersects With the South China Sea
August 02, 2016
How China's Anti-Corruption Intersects With the South China Sea
Xi Jinping has tightened his control over every sector of China. Now, what will he do with that power?
How China's Anti-Corruption Intersects With the South China Sea
Why Brexit Makes China Stronger
July 08, 2016
Why Brexit Makes China Stronger
It may not be accurate to say that China "won" from Brexit, but it lost less than the rest of the world.
Why Brexit Makes China Stronger
China, the US, and Extrajudicial Abductions
June 27, 2016
China, the US, and Extrajudicial Abductions
China's new willingness to abduct enemies overseas is worrying. But remember the US has been doing the same for decades.
China, the US, and Extrajudicial Abductions
Racism With Chinese Characteristics: The Laundry Detergent Ad and Han Privilege
June 15, 2016
Racism With Chinese Characteristics: The Laundry Detergent Ad and Han Privilege
Is Chinese society uniquely racist or are the issues it faces more universal?
Racism With Chinese Characteristics: The Laundry Detergent Ad and Han Privilege
China in Africa, Part III: The Ugly
June 09, 2016
China in Africa, Part III: The Ugly
Untangling the diverse threads that make up the "China in Africa" narrative is a herculean task.
China in Africa, Part III: The Ugly
China in Africa, Part II: The Bad
June 03, 2016
China in Africa, Part II: The Bad
Parsing China's relationship with African dictators, like Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe.
China in Africa, Part II: The Bad
China in Africa, Part I: The Good
June 01, 2016
China in Africa, Part I: The Good
A closer look at the fact and fiction surrounding China's involvement on the continent.
China in Africa, Part I: The Good
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
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