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Nyima Pratten

Nyima Pratten is the Managing Editor of expat lifestyle magazine, Talk Shanghai. Although currently based in China, she was born and brought up in the UK and is of mixed British and Chinese heritage.

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Dove eating, ugly wife suing and a number 39 with rice. What a month for Chinese misrepresentations

These stories in Western media depict Chinese people in an unreasonably negative way

Don't pity China's 'leftover women', they've got more going for them than you realise

What has not been mentioned in the West is that the term 'shengnu' is open to interpretation. Depending on how you look at it, ‘sheng’ can also mean successful

The Western media coverage of air pollution in China ignores the wider economic context

If China is to implement environmental changes in a sustainable way, there must be some trade-off between being green and staying out of the red.

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The Western media has recently been reporting on the children left behind by their parents in China. The truth is, it's not out of choice, but necessity.

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