Articles by Helen Gao
Helen Gao / October 13, 2014
Envious of Hong Kong, mainland Chinese youth nonetheless identify little with local citizens’ liberal ideals and political activism
Helen Gao / August 21, 2014
The premiere's operation is dominating local and international gossip
Why is the Chinese government discouraging learning our language?
Helen Gao / May 22, 2014
Widespread discrimination against outsiders "is the saddest thing about us Chinese"
Helen Gao / April 24, 2014
Was my anger justified, or was it a symptom of nationalism?
Employment rates and wages for women are dropping
Helen Gao / January 23, 2014
The angora rabbit, with its front legs tied to a bench, squirmed as a farm worker laid his hand on its white fur. It shrieked when the worker began to rip off its fur by the handful, exposing large...
China’s loosening of its one-child policy will make reform more urgent
Helen Gao / November 14, 2013
In late October, when news erupted on Chinese websites of the dismissal of a university professor in Beijing, I found myself surprised by a series of messages posted by a close friend from high...