Our colleague Deborah Fallows is living in China this year, sending dispatches like todays essay on China’s Online Population Explosion.

If your interest is piqued, please check out some of her short commentaries on life in Shanghai:

China’s eBay-MySpace 

“New Tea” in China

Online gaming in China

Internet ferment in China 

Where’s technorati?

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