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Dori Jones Yang

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Why China Is Restraining Journalists

Posted March 7, 2011 | 13:46:24 (EST)

My blood ran cold when I read about how China is tracking and detaining foreign journalists. (The New York Times, "China Tracks Foreign Journalists," March 6).

Back in May and June of 1989, I was in Beijing as an American correspondent for BusinessWeek, and I can clearly...

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Can American Parents Learn From Chinese Parents?

Posted January 10, 2011 | 14:08:56 (EST)

I think Amy Chua is brilliant!

She's the Yale Law School professor who wrote a book, excerpted in the Wall Street Journal weekend edition, about the superiority of Chinese parenting. Among her alleged rules: mandatory violin and piano lessons, no sleepovers, no playdates, no computer games, no grade less than...

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New Year's Resolution: Study Chinese

Posted December 29, 2010 | 11:30:13 (EST)

How's this for a New Year's resolution? Study Chinese.

In 2011, it might just be better for you than exercising and losing weight! Plus, you'll be in good company: Another person studying Chinese this year is Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, Time's Person of the Year.

You already know...

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Encourage Kids to Study Practical Subjects

Posted November 15, 2010 | 10:48:14 (EST)

You've heard that you need to talk to your children about drugs, about sexting, about the dangers of strangers on the Internet. But many parents don't talk to their teenagers about what they want to be when they grow up -- and how to prepare for it.

"Follow your dream."...

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