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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).

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Food stories point to city’s culinary achievements

A couple of culinary headlines this week are spotlighting the important role that food plays in defining a city’s character, not only in terms of local tastes but also its openness to out-of-town flavors.

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Consumers should make better informed decisions

A scandal involving leading search engine Baidu has been making national headlines for much of the last two weeks, but a smaller similar story this week in Shanghai showed just how bad the problem of false and misleading advertising claims has become in China. Both cases had their roots in the ultra-competitive medical industry, where hospitals, drug and device makers are constantly boasting of miracle cures and spectacular results for anyone who will listen.