David Volodzko

David Volodzko is based in Chengdu, China, where he writes for The Diplomat and is the author of the blog Rational Consent.

David Volodzko is based in Chengdu, China, where he writes for The Diplomat and is the author of the blog Rational Consent.

China’s craze for fancy chairs is killing the world’s forests

Conservationists at home, opportunists abroad.

The US has a law to stop NASA from working with China, and scientists hate it

Hollywood is doing a crummy job of pandering to Chinese audiences

China HIV AIDS

To keep winning against AIDS, China needs to talk more about gay sex

Gfriend kpop

K-pop’s gross double standard for women

China's Hollywood influence

Hollywood is doing a crummy job of pandering to Chinese audiences

Even China’s state media criticized the unctuous, hammy scene in the version of “Iron Man 3” shown in China, in which a Chinese doctor calls the hero’s robot assistant and says, “Tony doesn’t have to do this alone… China can help.” That scene did not appear elsewhere.