Tina Kanagaratnam is CEO of the PR agency AsiaMedia, and a 22-year resident of China. A native of Singapore, she moved to Shanghai in 1997, and in 1998 co-founded the heritage organization Historic Shanghai, which offers walking tours around the city. She is the author of several guidebooks to Shanghai and edits the blogs for Historic Shanghai and Shanghai Art Deco. Katya Knyazeva is a researcher and journalist from Siberia, with interests in urban history and heritage preservation. She had spent 10 years in Shanghai and authored the illustrated atlas Shanghai Old Town: Topography of a Phantom City. Volume I. She is presently based in London.
Gene-edited babies, CRISPR, and China’s changing ethical landscape
This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy chat with Christina Larson, a science and technology reporter for the Associated Press, about a major story that her team broke: the Chinese scientist Hè Jiànkuí 贺建奎 announcement that he had edited the genes of embryos conceived in vitro, and that twin girls had been born, making them […]
A worker waters the flowers and plants in front of the local government building in Qingdao, Shandong Province, on the October 1 National Day. In the background, the Chinese propaganda characters can be translated as “[Xi Jinping] Thought on Socialism With Chinese Characteristics for a New Era” and “Striving for the Great Rejuvenation of the Chinese Dream.”