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For Adam Minter's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Oct 21, 2014

Uneaten food threatens China's environment

Despite the fact that 11.5 percent of the China mainland's population was undernourished between 2010 and 2012, Chinese still manage to waste more food grains than Americans on an annual basis.

Aug 28, 2014

Xi using drug campaign as new political tool

The highly publicized arrests and confessions in President Xi JInping anti-drug use campaign play an important propaganda role, contrasting Xi's administration against the supposedly more permissive governments that preceded it.

Aug 22, 2014

Can the Chinese help save Africa's elephants?

Over the last two years, restaurants in Shanghai have dropped shark fin from their menus amid an awareness campaign against the shark-fin trade. Could a similar campaign curb the Chinese public's demand for ivory and help to save Africa's elephants?

Aug 1, 2014

Communist roots of China's capitalist corruption

Official voices and microbloggers are becoming more comfortable discussing the broad and entrenched nature of corruption in China. Meanwhile, personalities remain at the heart of President Xi Jinping's current anti-corruption purge.