This week we take a look back at China in 2010, revisiting some of the biggest stories we covered, and discussing a few we missed. With Kaiser Kuo hosting the discussion as usual, our guests in the studio include Sinica stalwarts and regulars Jeremy Goldkorn and Gady Epstein of Danwei and Forbes fame respectively. Also contributing her insight is Li Xin, English editor at Caixin, the leading independent business journal in China.

Need another excuse to listen? This week we're pleased to add a new feature to Sinica, a short summary of the week's economic and business news courtesy of the journalists at Caixing. Topics covered this week's briefing include signs of political conflict over China's coming property tax, the 700-billion RMB expansion of China's railroad network, the specter of slow growth in China's manufacturing sector, and the burgeoning threat of inflation in China.

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January 9, 2011
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great add your new news addition. as everything, informative, funny!, topics++,....
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January 13, 2011
In light of Prof. Amy Chua's recent essay in the Wall Street Journal, you might consider discussing the topic of Chinese parenting versus Western parenting.

Note: I remember during an earlier Sinica discussion some months ago concerning the various fatal stabbing incidents at Chinese schools, a Chinese journalist (female) appearing on your show said something like, "We Chinese love our Children so much. No Chinese would ever complain about sitting next to a crying baby on an airplane. That's how much we love children." Many Chinese have said similar things to me over the years. In any case, the subject of east vs. west parenting might be interesting - and a departure from the kind of topics you normally discuss.
Mark Lesson Studied