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These are samples of Oliver's work:
 
 
   
China's Internet Heroes
The Chinese government seems to be realizing that raising incomes is a better way of securing power than spying on dissidents.
 
 
   
Olympic Greed
How crooked Chinese officials have cashed in on the 2008 games
 
 
     
   
Where the streets have new names
Things in this Chinese boomtown are changing so quickly that Oliver August needs a new map every time he returns.
 
 
   
Made (badly) in China
What allows it to produce shoddy or dangerous goods? Simple: Corruption.
 
 
   
Understand China, understand its tycoons
Entrepreneurs operate in a grey area created by Beijing, which wants to have its pseudo-capitalist cake and eat it too.
 
 
   
Five Best Books
Reliable guides to China and its history
 
 
   
A rail journey to take your breath away
Ye Xizhong needed both hands to explain the most important skill employed by the 100,000 men building a controversial railway across Tibet.
 
 
   
Emperor Who? China's new ruler keeps his secrets
The new Red Emperor is a secretive man, even by the standards of the totalitarian country that he will rule from today.
 
 
   
'Great Leader' still demands worship at his shrine
The embalmed body of Kim Il Sung still oppresses the country nearly ten years after his death.
 
 
   
A journey into the land that time forgot
Frequent power cuts bring darkness, but they also mean a respite from spying.
 
 
   
On the run in New York
Three hours; 180 minutes; 10,800 seconds. That is the sound-barrier for marathon runners.
 
 
   
Skipper is scuppered on the ship without a sea
The senior ranking officer in the Mongolian Navy gazed across turbulent waters.
 
 
   
Cut my head off if I don't ban poppies
The head of a region that was the source of half the world's heroin is to halt the poppy growing.
 
 
   
Lawyers learn geek speak to take on Gates
The head of a region that was the source of half the world's heroin is to halt the poppy growing.
 
 
   
The silent betrayal of our liberal friends in Hong Kong
If only Baghdadis could see Hong Kong today, they would learn something about their future.
 
 
         
         
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