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Evan Osnos

American,  Journalist
Total Quotes : 26
Behind Great Wall Gardens

By tradition, Beijing is a city of walls, sheltering its intrigues and ambitions behind a series of concentric barriers from the Great Wall down to courtyard homes that draw sunlight only from the gardens at their core.

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Questioning Another

Analysts, scholars, business people, diplomats, and journalists involved with China spend so much time questioning one another's biases and loyalties that they have even settled on two opposing categories: 'panda huggers' versus 'panda sluggers.'

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Traditional Luxurious Glut

Beijing has a glut of charming and traditional or brash and luxurious places to stay.

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Average Income Poorer

By 1979, Chinese people were poorer, on average, than North Koreans. I mean, your average per-capita income in China that year was one third of sub-Saharan Africa's.

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Like Chinese Mine

Being in a Chinese coal mine for 30 years is like an epic novel. It's tragic.

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How United States Amazed

I've been amazed at how fast and herd-like opinions in the United States are.

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War Away Visible

I didn't expect to find much visible trace of the American war in Vietnam. The Vietnamese are too hard-bitten to dwell on it, and they've sanded away all but the outcroppings of history - the museums, the memorials.

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Mantra Trump Donald

Donald Trump has a mantra of despair, of loss. He says we don't have victories anymore. We used to have victories, but we don't. And he says the American dream is dead.

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Transparency Disclosure

Disclosure and transparency are the currency of the Internet, and they are at odds with authoritarianism.

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Other Which South

China believes that it has the rightful claim to a vast portion of the South China Sea, which is claimed by other countries.

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Born Confucius Had

Confucius, who was born in the sixth century B.C., traditionally had a stature in China akin to that of Socrates in the West.

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China Subject Absolute

The subject of human rights in China confounds absolute pronouncements.

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Studying Became Half

Once I became interested in China, I flew to Beijing in 1996 to spend half a year studying Mandarin. The city stunned me.

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Going Tell Buy

I can tell you, going out to buy toilet paper in the U.S. is a completely predictable experience.

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Other Stories Otherwise

The only real mystery in the stories of political plagiarism is its durability in an age of Turnitin and other scanning software that can protect an author from his own mistakes, intentional or otherwise.

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Two Discovered Remarkably

Vladimir Putin was awarded an advanced degree by the St. Petersburg Mining Institute with the help of a dissertation that, as two Brookings researchers discovered, included sixteen stolen pages - and, remarkably, not a single set of quotation marks.

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Consensus Confucius

To Confucius, harmony was consensus, not conformity. It required loyal opposition.

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Understanding Air Tuned

When you live in Beijing for a while, you gain a finely tuned understanding of air.

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Life Found About

To my surprise, the more I searched about Qi Xiangfu, the more I found of a life lived partly online. He once wrote a short memoir in which he described himself in the third person, with the formality usually reserved for China's most famous writers.

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Newspaper Over Films

The Central Propaganda Department is the highest-ranking censorship agency in China. And it has control over everything from the appointment of newspaper editors to university professors to the way that films are cut and distributed.

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