Why Open Data Is Good for China

(This op-ed was originally published on Global Policy, Mar 2017. The team at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) offered a lot of help from shaping the structure to editing the language. Special thanks to Joel, Mirko and Maddie.) In the past decade, open data has grown out of a conceptual discussion into a global … Continue reading

Social media observations of the “vacation-style treatment” case

Another new term gets extremely popular in the past 24 hours: vacation-style treatment, or 休假式治疗 in Chinese, due to the abrupt news of an Chongqing official’s mysterious disappearance. It is the bigest political news for China today (Wednesday Feb 8), and gets great media attention, both nationally and internationally. I won’t list the details of the story here … Continue reading