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The following sites make up Laszlo’s recommended daily requirements to staying totally and completely in touch with what’s going on in China:

AlltopNononinaCHINA ALLTOPThe perfect solution for anyone who must know everything that is going on in China all the time 24/7 at any given moment. Collects headlines from all the majors. Great all-in-one solution for any respectable China news and info junkie. Links to many of the Greats listed here on this Recommended Links page.
BBC China NewsThe BBCBBC CHINAAll the latest China news from the BBC
Bloomberg-ChinaBloombergBLOOMBERG CHINAI check it daily. Gives you a snapshot of what's going on in business, finance and the economy in China. Lots of gold stored here but you have to dig for it.
Caixin EnglishCaixinCAIXIN ENGLISHGreat for a daily digest of China business news headlines.
CCTV.com EnglishCCTVCCTV ENGLISHI check this one out often.just to keep an eye on CCTV.
The China DailyThe GCDCHINA DAILYThis link is for the US edition. An excellent resource to round out all your China news and information. I'd call this the USA Today of China. They also have a free App.
China DebateMalcolm RiddellCHINA DEBATEInsight and commentary on policy and business in China. Written by someone qualified to to write on the topic: ultra cool Malcolm Riddell. Lots of heavyweight contributors to the blog.
China Realtime ReportWall Street JournalWSJ CHINA REALTIMEA blog from the WSJ. A "must-have" bookmark for any China business and economy watcher.
Global TimesGLOBAL TIMESBacked by the China government - worth scanning for anything interesting.
Google News-ChinaGoogleGOOGLE NEWS CHINAAlso a good source for current news and headlines in China. Aggregates news stories from all the biggest brand name news sources (the guys who actually hump it all over to get the news)
SinocismBill BishopSINOCISMYou can subscribe and get this daily via email. A daily blog from one of theex-pat greats in Beijing, Bill Bishop.
The Standard - China SectionThe HK StandardHK STANDARD-CHINAThe China section from the HK Standard
XinhuaThe GCDXINHUA ENGLISHThe English edition of China's OFFICIAL news service. If you see it here, it's official.

These blogs I check weekly.  Each one is a China expert and knows how to articulate what’s going on there:

Chilling in the Pressure CookerCITPC-HK BLOGEx-pat blog by someone living in Hong Kong
China BriefThe Jamestown FoundationCHINA BRIEFPublished by the Jamestown Foundation
China GeeksCharlie CusterCHINA GEEKSCharlie Custer's blog. Translations and analysis of modern China.
China HearsayStan AbramsSTAN ABRAMSBeijing-based IP/IT lawyer Stan Abrams, very knowledgeable on the subject.
China Leadership MonitorHoover InstiturionCHINA - HOOVEROpinon blog from the Hoover Institution & Stanford University
China RhymingPaul FrenchCHINA RHYMINGA gallimaufry of random China history and research interests. The great Shanghai-based writer Paul French.
China RisesMcClatchy NewspapersCHINA RISESTom Lasseter from McClatchy excellent blog.one of many fantastic and informed journalists in Beijing
DanweiJeremy GoldkornDANWEI.COMAdmired, respected.The one and only.
Hurun ReportHurunHURUNThese guys are famous for maintaining and publishing the "Forbes 400 of China". The Hurun Rich List tracks China's richest tycoons as well as life at the top rung of the ladder..
ImagethiefWill MossIMAGE THIEFWill Moss's blog - very informed guy. Public relations, communication and interesting times in China since 2004. Sadly, Will is leaving Beijing in January 2013. Hope he keeps blogging.
John L. Thornton China CenterBrookings Inst.BROOKINGSInteresting articles from the likes of Kenneth G. Lieberthal, Michael E. O'Hanlon and others
Jottings from the Granite StudioJeremiah JenneJ.F. THE GRANITE STUDIOOn hiatus for a while, a real China historian (as opposed to Laszlo Montgomery) who lives and does research in Beijing. This long-running respected blog gives insight and commentary from someone who speaks the language and articulately explains about history and whats going on in China.
Letters From ChinaEvan OsnosEVAN OSNOSStaff writer for The New Yorker in Beijing.Great writer and China hand.
Liuzhou LaowaiThe Liuzhou LaowaiLIUZHOU LAOWAIRandom thoughts from a Brit living in Liuzhou, Guangxi home of the best coffin wood in China.
Patrick ChovanecPatrick ChovanecPATRICK CHOVANECTsinghua U. professor based in Beijing.
Shenzhen NotedMary Ann O'DonnellSHENZHEN NOTEDBlogging urban change since 2005. I have followed this blog for years. Shenzhen isn't the sexiest or best known city in the world but it's uniquely in its own category. There is no place like it in China or the world. If you're serious about looking at the details of life in China rather than headlines,Mary Ann puts a magnifying glass on Chinese society (in Shenzhen) like few others can do.
Silicon HutongDavid WolfDW-SILICON HUTONGChina and the world of business, written by someone who knows what he's talking about
Sinica PodcastKaiser Kuo/Jeremy Goldkorn et. al.SINICAI've mentioned them enough times already.. One of the great weekly podcasts covering what's going down in China.
SinostandEric FishSINOSTANDCulture, politics and business in China
Tea Leaf NationTea Leaf MediaTEA LEAF NATIONI check this every few days. Excellent and informed writers. Useful and interesting articles. Been around since 2011
The China StoryAustralian Centre on China in the WorldTHE CHINA STORYA collaboration with Danwei.com (and others). Dr. Geremie R. BarmŽ, director of the project. Get lost in this site. Lots of great articles about issues of the day.
The Economist Intelligence UnitThe EconomistECONOMIST INTEL-CHINAThe China section of The Economist's Intelligence Unit
The Peking DuckTHE PEKING DUCKA peculiar hybrid of personal journal, dilettantish punditry, pseudo-philosophy and much more, from an Accidental Expat in BJ
The Peking ReviewDavid WolfDW-PEKING REVIEWThought-Provoking Reading from the Capital of the Middle Kingdom

Irreverent Sites with great photo stories and comments from the Chinese part of the WWW.  A nice little window to China society. I check them every few days.  Great stuff!!

China HushKey et. alCHINAHUSHAll of these sites and a few more I know that are out there, offer a nice glimpse into aspects of China society that might be hard to see in the mainstream. The comments following each story are priceless and a nice window into China.
ChinaSMACKNot sureCHINASMACKAll of these sites and a few more I know that are out there, offer a nice glimpse into aspects of China society that might be hard to see in the mainstream. The comments following each story are priceless and a nice window into China.
Ministry of HarmonyMIN. HARMONYAll of these sites and a few more I know that are out there, offer a nice glimpse into aspects of China society that might be hard to see in the mainstream. The comments following each story are priceless and a nice window into China.
Ministry of TofuJing Gao et. al.MINISTRY TOFUAll of these sites and a few more I know that are out there, offer a nice glimpse into aspects of China society that might be hard to see in the mainstream. The comments following each story are priceless and a nice window into China.

Other blogs and loose ends that I follow and heartily recommend:

M and MXMagnus & MingxiMANDMXTalented husband & wife team of Magnus & Mingxi bring a steady supply of humor, language lessons and culture via the medium of comics

City Guides and Journals:

Notes From Xi'anRichard FrostNOTES XIANNice local blog of Englishman, Mr. Richard Frost. A great resource is you're traveling in Xian.
Shanghai Business ReviewMiddle Kingdom MediaSHANGHAI BUSINESSThis is a nice local business news site with a focus on Shanghai
Shenzhen DailyShenzhen DailySHENZHEN DAILYNews from Shenzhen
Beijing DazeBEIJING DAZEEverything you ever wanted to know about the underground live music scene in China.
The ShanghailanderSHANGHAILANDERFor anyone interested in pre-Liberation Shanghai history and culture
Beijing CreamAnthony Tao et. al.BEIJING CREAMFun, entertaining and informative also on Pinterest, Facebook, Youku, Weibo, Renren.
Ningbo GuideNINGBO GUIDEIf you find yourself stuck in Ningbo, this is a good guide for stuff to do locally.

Any great sites I left off the Recommended List, email and let me know!