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Doug Young

Doug Young has lived and worked in China for 15 years, much of that as a journalist for Reuters. He currently lives in Shanghai where he teaches financial journalism at Fudan University. He writes daily on his blog, Young's China Business Blog (www.youngchinabiz.com).

Trusty street sweepers can’t allow our autumn bounty to rest awhile

IT seems that old habits die hard when you’re among the thousands of sweepers clad in signature blue smocks who work tirelessly to keep Shanghai clean.

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Lack of celebrities reflects city’s fall from its entertainment perch

A recent brouhaha in the US over the naming of an outsider as New York’s celebrity “ambassador” got me thinking about who could fill the role of a similar city spokesman for Shanghai.