WBEZ | China http://www.wbez.org/tags/china Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Debate surrounds China's Confucius Institutes http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-30/debate-surrounds-chinas-confucius-institutes-110433 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP11012106906.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The American Association of University Professors is calling for universities to reconsider their Confucius Institutes. We&#39;ll talk to a University of Chicago professor whose article criticizing the institutes has helped fuel the debate.&nbsp;</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-confucius-institutes-from-china-in-quest/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-confucius-institutes-from-china-in-quest.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-confucius-institutes-from-china-in-quest" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Debate surrounds China's Confucius Institutes" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:33:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-30/debate-surrounds-chinas-confucius-institutes-110433 Democracy referendum in Hong Kong http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-26/democracy-referendum-hong-kong-110419 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP789734280265.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Voters in Hong Kong turned out in the hundreds of thousands to vote in an unofficial referendum demanding democracy, in response to a document from the Chinese government saying Hong Kong does not have full autonomy. We&#39;ll discuss the implications of the call for greeter freedom.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-democracy-referendum-in-hong-kong/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-democracy-referendum-in-hong-kong.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-democracy-referendum-in-hong-kong" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Democracy referendum in Hong Kong" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:10:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-26/democracy-referendum-hong-kong-110419 Dual citizens and the World Cup http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-25/dual-citizens-and-world-cup-110408 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP380305351747.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>For seven players on the USA&#39;s World Cup team, dual citizenship gave them a chance to play for two teams. We&#39;ll discuss the issue of nationality and citizenship within the world of soccer.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-dual-citizen-world-cup-players/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-dual-citizen-world-cup-players.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-dual-citizen-world-cup-players" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Dual citizens and the World Cup " on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:20:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-25/dual-citizens-and-world-cup-110408 Iraqi musicians continue to play, despite conflict http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-18/iraqi-musicians-continue-play-despite-conflict-110371 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP817556148506.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Iraqi musicians have been the target of attacks by extremists who have bombed music shops and forced many concert halls to close, but they have continued to play.On this week&#39;s Global Notes we&#39;ll listen to Iraqi folk and pop.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-iraqi-musicians-continue-to-play-despite/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-iraqi-musicians-continue-to-play-despite.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-iraqi-musicians-continue-to-play-despite" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Iraqi musicians continue to play, despite conflict" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:27:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-18/iraqi-musicians-continue-play-despite-conflict-110371 China's African empire http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-02/chinas-african-empire-110265 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/China photo.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>There are about one million Chinese citizens living in Africa at the moment. They are a major force of development on the continent. Author Howard French tells us how China is changing Africa.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-china-s-african-empire/embed?header=none&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-china-s-african-empire.js?header=none&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-china-s-african-empire" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: China's African empire" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:27:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-02/chinas-african-empire-110265 Chinese government to pay to stop pollution http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-02-17/chinese-government-pay-stop-pollution-109717 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/(AP PhotoEugene Hoshiko).jpg" alt="" /><p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences reports that Beijing is &ldquo;&quot;barely suitable&quot; for living because of pollution. Judith Shapiro, author of &#39;China&#39;s Environmental Challenges&#39;, discusses the Chinese government&#39;s battle with toxic air.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-14/embed" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-14.js"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-14" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Chinese to pay to stop pollution" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:10:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-02-17/chinese-government-pay-stop-pollution-109717 Chinese protest Jimmy Kimmel Show Skit http://www.wbez.org/news/chinese-protest-jimmy-kimmel-show-skit-109113 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Screen Shot 2013-11-08 at 11.58.59 AM.png" alt="" /><p><p>Angry chants and thundering drum beats filled the air in front of WLS TV Ch-7&rsquo;s downtown studios Thursday morning. More than 100 Chinese activists gathered to protest a skit that aired last month on comedian Jimmy Kimmel&rsquo;s late night show on ABC.</p><p>The skit involved a &ldquo;Kids&rsquo; Table&rdquo; panel asked what America should do about its heavy debt to China. One child suggested killing all the Chinese to which Kimmel responded with a satiric &ldquo;that&rsquo;s an interesting idea.&rdquo; Later in the bit, Kimmel characterized it as &ldquo;Kids&rsquo; Table: the Lord of the Flies edition.&rdquo;</p><p>The comedy skit has enraged Chinese and Chinese supporters across the nation who believe it endorsed violence. They staged national protests this week, and formally complained to the network and Kimmel. The comedian has issued at least two apologies, as has the network. But protesters say&nbsp; they won&rsquo;t stop until Kimmel resigns.</p><p>Common chants at the protest&mdash;attended mostly by Chinese-born Americans&mdash;were &ldquo;fire Jimmy Kimmel&rdquo; and &ldquo;apologize on air.&rdquo;</p><p>&ldquo;It needs to be more severe than just saying &lsquo;I&rsquo;m sorry&rsquo;,&rdquo; said Shao Li, who was representing alumni of Beijing University. &ldquo;This is a major station and they have to have standards for the news people and the whole society because they have a big influence. As Chinese-Americans, we felt offended.&rdquo;</p><p>China expert and the author of China Inc. <a href="https://soundcloud.com/afternoonshiftwbez/jimmy-kimmel-in-china">Ted Fishman said on WBEZ&rsquo;s Afternoon Shift Thursday</a> that some of this may stem from a cultural disconnect.</p><p>&ldquo;There is an issue with the style of pop cultural communication that makes listeners from China challenged when they hear our style of humor and commentary,&rdquo; Fishman said. &ldquo;You are not allowed to say so many things that are just part of common everyday conversation for us here.&rdquo;</p><p>Thursday, an online petition to the White House asking it to &ldquo;investigate&rdquo; the matter reached 100,000 signatures, a number that is supposed to trigger a response from the executive branch. The petition asked the Obama administration to &ldquo;immediately cut the show.&rdquo;</p><p>Sam Ma of the Chinese American Community was at the rally handing out copies of a letter from Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-IL) saying &ldquo;I agree with you and other members of the Chinese American Community who take exception to the joke told by Jimmy Kimmel using China as the butt end.&rdquo;</p><p>Ma believes that Chinese are unfairly singled out for ridicule because it&rsquo;s assumed they won&rsquo;t fight back.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Why do the channels always pick the Chinese community for joking and not the Spanish or African community?&rdquo; he asked.</p><p>Last month, ABC issued a statement saying, &ldquo;We would never purposefully broadcast anything to upset the Chinese community, Asian community, anyone of Chinese descent or any community at large.&rdquo;</p><p>As president of the Chinese American Association of Greater Chicago, celebrated Chinese chef/owner Tony Hu was one of the protest organizers. He said that the apologies came too late abut that he hopes for a positive outcome.</p><p>&ldquo;We are very very sad about what happened with ABC and Jimmy Kimmel&rsquo;s show,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;We love the USA and we love China but most important is that everybody loves peace. Jimmy Kimmel&rsquo;s show makes everybody mad and angry. You can&rsquo;t say this kind of thing on a most popular show. It&rsquo;s misleading kids and misleading people.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>Monica Eng is a WBEZ web producer. Follow her <a href="https://twitter.com/monicaeng">@monicaeng</a></p></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:49:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/chinese-protest-jimmy-kimmel-show-skit-109113 What's next for the Syrian opposition? Protests in Romania and new rules for Chinese internet users http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-09-17/whats-next-syrian-opposition-protests-romania-and-new-rules-chinese <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Chines internet cafe_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>President Obama signs an executive order providing training and aid to some factions of the Syrian opposition to help prevent future attacks by chemical weapons. Romanians protest plans for Europe&#39;s largest gold mine. Plus, Human Rights Watch&#39;s Maya Wang explains new penalties governing China&#39;s internet.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-what-s-next-for-syrian-opposition-plus-p/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-what-s-next-for-syrian-opposition-plus-p.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-what-s-next-for-syrian-opposition-plus-p" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: What's next for the Syrian opposition? Protests in Romania and new rules for Chinese internet users" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 10:57:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-09-17/whats-next-syrian-opposition-protests-romania-and-new-rules-chinese Drones in Yemen, the Bo Xilai trial and the effectiveness of anti-bacterial soap http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-08-13/drones-yemen-bo-xilai-trial-and-effectiveness-anti-bacterial-soap <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP981850450041.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Worldview assesses U.S. counter-terrorism strategy in Yemen and how the trial of Chinese Communist Party&#39;s Bo Xilai will impact Chinese politics. EcoMyths Alliance&#39;s Kate Sackman breaks down the pros and cons of using antibacterial soap.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F105287057&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/the-bo-xilai-trial-and-effectivness-of-anti-bacter.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/the-bo-xilai-trial-and-effectivness-of-anti-bacter" target="_blank">View the story "Drones in Yemen, the Bo Xilai trial and the effectivness of anti-bacterial soap" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p></p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-08-13/drones-yemen-bo-xilai-trial-and-effectiveness-anti-bacterial-soap Morning Shift: Exploitation or art? Photographing a city's deterioration http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-08-12/morning-shift-exploitation-or-art-photographing-citys <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Ruins-Flickr- stormdog42.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We discuss the trend of photographing modern ruins and whether it exposes viewers to a world they may never see, or exploits a city&#39;s dissent. And, the new play Invasion! stirs up conversation about the politics of racial profiling.</p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-41.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-41" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Exploitation or art? Photographing a city's deterioration" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 08:30:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-08-12/morning-shift-exploitation-or-art-photographing-citys