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The Chinafornia Newsletter 7.13.17 - The Authoritarian "Nudge" and The Great Firewall

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Welcome to the 33rd edition of The Chinafornia Newsletter, your weekly digest of news connecting the
 
July 13 · Issue #33 · View online
Matt Sheehan's Newsletter
Welcome to the 33rd edition of The Chinafornia Newsletter, your weekly digest of news connecting the Golden State and the Middle Kingdom.
Reports of a major government crackdown on VPNs – the software that gets you around China’s Great Firewall – caused quite a stir in tech and business circles. My new piece on that for MacroPolo, and lots more fun stuff below.
Top reads:
1. The Authoritarian Nudge: The Great Firewall and VPN Crackdown - MacroPolo (by yours truly – forgive the self-promotion)
Though not Chinafornia-related, today Nobel Peace Prize winner and Chinese democracy activist Liu Xiaobo died of cancer after years of imprisonment. I linked to some writings by/on him in this Twitter thread. Give them a read.
The Chinafornia Newsletter is created by me, Matt Sheehan. I spent over five years in mainland China, including two as the first-ever China correspondent for The Huffington Post and The WorldPost. I’m now back in my native California where I’m consulting on market entry and communications for China-related projects, and writing a book on Chinafornia.
You can read some of my best work on my own website: An Optimist’s Guide to China. Follow me on Twitter @mattsheehan88 and feel free to email me at mattsheehan88@gmail.com.

Tech
The Authoritarian Nudge: The Great Firewall’s New VPN Crackdown - MacroPolo
Apple sets up China data center to meet new cyber-security rules | Reuters
China’s Bike-Share Upstarts Face Tough Road in U.S. — The Information
Airbnb Restructures to Grow Business Beyond Home Rentals — The Information
Investment
Exclusive: Ant Financial refiles for U.S. approval of MoneyGram deal - sources | Reuters
A Chinese Conglomerate Finds Managing Businesses Is Tougher Than a Spending Spree - WSJ
Hollywood:
Imports Dominate June with 88% of Box Office, Push First Half of 2017 to New Heights | China Film Insider
Marvel and NetEase to Create New Chinese Superheroes For Marvel Universe | China Film Insider
WATCH: Stephon Marbury Stars as "Stephon Marbury" in 'My Other Home' | the Beijinger
Education
Overseas students would face close scrutiny under proposal floated at DHS - The Washington Post
UC Davis admits the most internationational students out of UC schools | The Sacramento Bee
After Abduction, Chinese Students Abroad Weigh Safety of US
Why I Joined China's Craze for Expensive US Summer Camps
China/town
New Budget Includes Funds For SF Chinatown Beautification, Job Training | Hoodline
Tourism
Gloom for Retailers as Chinese Tourists Spend Less on Shopping - Bloomberg
Jobs and Events
MacroPolo - Marketing and Content Specialist
Business Development Director - BYD, San Francisco
Culture Corner
ChineseSkill - Free Chinese Learning App
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