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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).

Strong enforcement muscle for a more livable city

Shanghai passed a major milestone over the Lunar New Year holiday by becoming China’s quietest major city during the period, thanks to our new ban on all fireworks inside the Outer Ring Road.

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Changing room incident shows new attitudes toward privacy among younger generations

I had to smile to myself when I read areport this week on a mini-scandal at alocal H&M clothing store, involving an overeager security guard who pulled open a fitting room curtain without checking first to see if anyone was inside. The guard quickly discoveredthere was a woman trying on clothes in the small space, prompting the womanto complain about the intrusion.