The village of Wukan was one of the latest high-profile uprisings of an increasingly better educated and world-savvy class of migrants. In The Diplomat celebrity author Zhang Lijia analyses why China’s ‘peasants’ will get their rights too.Read More →

Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop suggest that smartphones are only in reach of 10 percent of the population. Wrong, says researcher Tricia Wang, who is observing how the remaining 90 percent in China is getting ready to purchase a smartphone.Read More →

Entrance Apple store Shanghai by randomwire via Flickr A visit to Apple’s store in Pudong, Shanghai leave no room for doubt: the company is doing very well. Shaun Rein analyzes in CNBC how the laggard from 2009 turned into a winner in 2011, where other retailers like BestBuy, Home DepotRead More →

Too America-centric via Wikipedia Apple was able to cause some queues when their iPad hit its two stores in China, but according to Shaun Rein Steve Jobs is still too much focused on America, ignoring lucrative markets elsewhere, he tells the Mercury News. “Apple has great products the whole worldRead More →

Image via Wikipedia Apple’s iPad has arrived today in China and, says Shaun Rein in the Wall Street Journal, that is a smart move of the US company, as customers are waiting eagerly. Shaun Rein, managing director of China Market Research Group, says the iPad could give Apple a boost.Read More →

Tricia Wang is a sociologist, technology researcher, and ethnographer who studies how people use digital communication technologies in cities. She investigates the impact of digital computing (mobiles and internet) on our social interaction in and with public urban space. She is passionate about demystifying the ways non-elite or edge communities (i.e. migrants, rural villagers, or informal workers) make use of digital tools in everyday life. She travels from New York, USARead More →

Kaiser Kuo is an American-born writer, rock musician, technology watcher and cultural commentator. In June 2010 he became director international communication at China’s largest search engine, Baidu.com. Baidu was the first Chinese company to become part of the NASDAQ-100 index. Read More →