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The best China-related sites out there

AdAgeChina  The vast China-experience of its writers and painstaking research adds up to a very informed view of Chinese culture, media, business and advertising. 

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Ads of China  "This blog is dedicated to posting and demystifying the latest marketing campaigns created in China."

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Asia Times, China section  News, comment, and analysis on mostly political and macro-economic issues

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BBC China   The BBC's China news on a page.

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Caijing  One of China's top business magazines, in English. 

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Campaign China   The latest news about advertising, media and brands in China; as well as news about the people who make the news.

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China Buzz   "The Economic Observer's editorial staff are always on the look out for interesting, fresh and high-quality China-related content. Whether it's the latest buzz on Weibo, links to insightful articles or updates on the latest books and reports"

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China Car Times  The place to go to find out what's happening in China's fast-moving car market

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China Law Blog   Thoughtful and thought-provoking site that discusses the "practical aspects of Chinese law and how it impacts business".  What's more it's a great read.

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China Media Project  HK journalists' view of mainland events, many of which don't seem to get the attention they deserve on the mainland.   

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China Real Time Report   The China blog of the WSJ.

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Jing Daily  As it says on their can, this site covers  "The business of luxury and culture in China".  And does it with style.  In case you are wondering, Jing means  energy, essence, excellence and proficiency.  High standards that are delivered.

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chinaSMACK   "A daily-updated collection of news and content from the Chinese-language internet. These latest stories, pictures, videos, and topics have become very popular, spreading across China’s major BBS forums, social networking websites, or through email forwards sent between normal Chinese people everyday."

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LittleRedBook  Their stated goal is "to give visitors a deeper look into China advertising, marketing, communications and culture".

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Shanghaiist  "Founded in 2005, Shanghaiist has emerged as one of the most popular English-language websites about China, covering local news, events, food, and entertainment for a diverse audience of young and affluent urbanites."

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Sinosplice  John, a fluent Mandarin speaker who has been in China for 10 years, writes "an apolitical China-centered weblog of observations on life and language".

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The Economist - China section  The Economist generously allows all visitors to access 5 articles every week for free.  China-watchers will of course use up their allocation within their superb China section.

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WARC China-related  Formerly known as the World Advertising Research Centre, this independently-owned organisation is positioned as "The global provider of ideas and evidence for marketing people"

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World Bank China  The World Bank's involvement in China spans 32 years.  This site provides a wealth of China-related reports, comment, and analysis.

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