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· December, 2008

Stories about Chinese from December, 2008

28 December 2008

The Death of Ai Iijima, the End of an Era

For many men in Taiwan, this Christmas Eve was a day of regret and disappointment. It is not because that at this eve some of us would need to spend...

19 December 2008

China: Nationwide Teachers’ Strike

Since this October, teachers in Sichuan, Chongqing, Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Hunan, Hubei, Guangdong went on strike, demanding a salary raise. According to local media report, the strike started from Sichuan...

18 December 2008

China: Commissioner scrutinized by netizen detectives

Zhou, Commissioner of Housing Bureau in Nanjing, stopped developers from cutting down the real estate price, claiming it was for the sake of people. But rebukes never stop as what...

15 December 2008

China: “08 Charter” Signers Arrested and Questioned by Police

Big Brother searching and questioning people involved in an collective appeal for democracy.

When you've been in Taiwan too long

China: Charter 08, to be free and fearless

At the Eve of the sixtieth anniversary of the promulgation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Dec 10, 303 prominent intellectuals and human rights activists in China, jointly...

12 December 2008

Hong Kong: Pride Parade 2008 – Celebrate Love

In this coming weekend (13 of December), a coalition of civic groups will organize a pride parade to celebrate diverse love expression. Although Hong Kong is a global city, to...

11 December 2008

Taiwan: The government could not wait to harvest wild strawberries

The forced eviction of Wild Strawberries Movement at the Freedom Square this morning (Dec 11), just a few hours after the International Human Rights Day, shows the Taiwan government's hypocrisy...

Taiwan: police evict Wild Strawberries

10 December 2008

China and France: Boycott of French Goods

On December 1, an article appeared in China.com urging a nationwide boycott against French product in order to protest against the meeting between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Dalai Lama....

8 December 2008

China: Protestors and petitioners penned up into madhouse

It is a story about petitioning, protest and madhouse. Reading the story, I am almost drowned by a sense of desperation infused in what Mr. Sun has gone through all...

7 December 2008

China: Official report — political aristocracy has ruled national wealth

National wealth, as an dauntingly open article in public media suggests, has almost been monopolized by the class of political power. What makes the matter worse is that, the privilege...

3 December 2008

Hong Kong: Murphy’s Law

1 December 2008

Taiwan: HIV+ Bloggers’ Love for Life

For most of the bloggers in Taiwan and around the globe, Dec 1st is World AIDS Day, but for HIV+ bloggers everywhere, everyday is AIDS day. Two days ago I...

China: AIDS blogger Li-xiang's unextraordinary life

Now about 30, he contracted AIDS in a blood donation when he was only a high school student. He started blogging in 2005, writing about his life, ideas, and occasionally...