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|This is the inaugural issue of China Now.
It is the
reincarnation of Beijing Scene.
was launched 10 years ago as China's first non-State-owned
newspaper. It appeared weekly for more than six years—and 300
issues—before being closed by China’s secret police in the summer of
Beijing Scene was the community newspaper for China’s
more than 100,000 expatriates and English-speaking local Chinese. It
reported on cutting-edge economic, social, and cultural developments
in China’s rapidly transforming capital. It survived and thrived in
a strictly censored media environment (an information stranglehold
that the Communist Party continues to impose today).
Due to our abiding passion and commitment to the cause of
cross-cultural communication, our team of reporters and
photographers throughout China has reconvened. Working in tandem
with our new production headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area,
we have prepared a strong first issue of China Now and are
committed to updating you every month with the most comprehensive,
engaging reporting on contemporary China available anywhere.
China Now will chronicle the real Cultural Revolution taking
place every day in China, progressive change that is not adequately
reported in the corporate-controlled Western media.
The U.S.-China relationship is too important to be permitted to
devolve into mutually reinforcing negative stereotypes and
fingerpointing, a process that has been allowed to fester in recent
years. Increased understanding between the United States and China
is integral to a healthy world economy and environment in the 21st
We urge you to support this worthwhile effort at chronicling
positive change in China, and promoting increased understanding
between the Chinese and American people, by subscribing to China