For a country to have high speed trains safely running at 200-350 KM per hour on tracks exceeding 22,000 kilometers and mobile payments reaching US$5.5 trillion in 2016 (five times of its counterpart in America), things must be 'well regulated' in many areas.
The talk is based on an empirical study which compares three environmental protests that took place in China in May 2013. It explores why these three events which focused on the same issue (p-Xylene) and occurred at the same time received rather different responses from their local government.
Migratory movements of one population can induce and facilitate migratory practices of another population in unintended and unexpected ways. In this talk Miriam Driessen looks at how a growing flow of Chinese migrants to Ethiopia has spawned Ethiopian labour migration to the Middle East.
This presentation will examine societal responses to air pollution in China through a discussion of 'smog art'. Smog art, which refers to artwork that engages with the issue of severe ambient air pollution, has become increasingly common in China.
In the work of an increasingly visible number of solo producers (i.e., the postdigital animateurs), the moving image is more intimately connected to the human creator/manipulator/performer, rather than the technological medium (be it the kinoeye, the film strip, or the digital software).