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
The premiere's operation is dominating local and international gossip
Why is the Chinese government discouraging learning our language?
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...