WSJ is ending China Real Time
The China Real Time blog at The Wall Street Journal is ending after a nine-year run.
Josh Chin of The Journal writes, “When this site was born, China’s GDP growth was in double digits, Beijing was building toward the triumph of the Olympics and China-themed blogs were proliferating across the internet. Nine years later, China’s government is struggling to keep the economy growing above 6%, the Olympics are a fading memory and many a China blog has fallen silent.
“The China story has changed, and so have the tools for telling it. Regretfully, the time has come for China Real Time to end its run. We plan to transfer the same energy and insight that animated the blog to covering China on WSJ’s other platforms, including the main English and Chinese websites. We’ll continue to use the @ChinaRealTime Twitter account to send out links to China stories, and you can follow your favorite Journal reporters and columnists and receive notifications when new articles are published by downloading the WSJ app for iOS or Android.
“Finally, we plan to keep the China Real Time site online to serve as an archive so readers can continue to revisit this remarkable period in China’s history.”
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