Matt DeButts, Author at SupChina
Matt DeButts

Matt DeButts is a Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University. He was previously a special correspondent with the L.A. Times in Beijing and contributing editor to the Economist Intelligence Unit. He has a M.A. in China Studies from Peking University and a B.A. from Amherst College.

Adam Silver’s introduction to Chinese politics

The NBA supports its constituents’ speech rights in precisely the way that the Communist Party, which actually has constituents, does…

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Can China relieve rural poverty with All-for-one Tourism Zones?

Struggling communities throughout China are hopeful that a new initiative will distribute the benefits of tourism. But when implementation means…

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Too many corpses to bury: China’s new campaign for cremation

In 1956, Mao Zedong proposed cremation as a modern way to dispose of the dead that would eliminate the feudal superstitions…

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