For one thing, the top ranks of Chinese technology are dominated by men.
And, unlike others who glimpsed the potential of the Internet in China, she didn’t speak fluent English. She’d grown up on a farm, and her voice trembled before crowds.
In the pages of the New Yorker, Evan Osnos has portrayed, explained and poked fun at this new China better than any other writer from the West or the East.
Osnos has contributed to the NPR radio show This American Life and the PBS television show Frontline.
and wrote articles about China’s young neoconservatives, the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, and the Wenzhou train crash.
The young men and women before her were joining a staff of nearly five hundred.
Your customers, she told them, will be virtually indistinguishable from yourselves: strivers, alone in the city, separated from love by “three towering mountains”—no money, no time, and no connections.
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When you click on a Sponsored Product ad, you will be taken to an Amazon detail page where you can learn more about the product and purchase it.He was based in New York at the time of the September 11 attacks.In 2002, he was assigned to the Middle East, where he covered the Iraq War and reported from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, and elsewhere. Osnos joined The New Yorker in September 2008 and served as the magazine’s China Correspondent until 2013.Over the holiday, single men and women across the country would be returning home to visit relatives—only to find themselves interrogated relentlessly about marriage prospects. Afterward, Jiayuan’s enrollment would experience a surge similar to the New Year’s surge at fitness clubs in America. When Gong, who is thirty-six, talks about the happiness business, she tends to emphasize “price/performance ratios” and “information asymmetry.” The company, which she founded in her dorm room nine years ago, in order to find a husband, accounts for a sizable portion of China’s online dating industry and is traded on Nasdaq.It goes by the tagline “The Serious Dating Website.”Gong was in office attire: glasses, ponytail, no makeup, and a pink Adidas jacket with a ragged left cuff.“To survive in China you must reveal nothing to others. That’s why I’ve come to think the deepest part of the self is best left unclear.