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· December, 2009

Stories about Chinese from December, 2009

30 December 2009

China: Akmal's death sentence, a resolute No to memory of humiliation?

Akmal Shaikh, a British citizen convicted of smuggling heroine into China, was executed on Tuesday although his families along with the British government had pleaded for reprieve, claiming that he...

29 December 2009

China: Cui Weiping tweets elite views on Liu Xiaobo

Many Chinese public intellectuals take flack for keeping quiet on major social issues. Beijing Film Academy professor Cui Weiping has sought to change that by tweeting her peers' views on...

28 December 2009

China and Iran: #CN4Iran

27 December 2009

China and Hong Kong: Bodyguards and Assassins

Bodyguards and Assassins is an action movie released during Christmas in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. As a patriotic film, it was originally set to release in October for celebrating...

26 December 2009

China: ‘How did Copenhagen end up our fault?’

Did China do badly at Copenhagen? Writes one Chinese blogger: "I think Chinese officials acted splendidly at the Copenhagen summit; this was the first time for me to see China...

19 December 2009

American Petitioner in China

Julie Harms, an American and a Harvard graduate, hit the news as she becomes one of the few, or perhaps the first, foreign petitioner in China. Her case was a...

17 December 2009

China: Development's Toll on Laborers

A second wave of pneumoconiosis cases has been reported among drilling and blasting workers in the southern city of Shenzhen. An article in Beijing Youth Daily reports 119 suspected pneumoconiosis...

16 December 2009

Hong Kong: Undemocratic Legco set to approve the world's most costly express train

The Legislative Council (Legco) in Hong Kong is about to approve the funding for the world's most expensive Express Rail Link (ERL)'s construction plan on the coming Friday (Dec 18)....

14 December 2009

China: Another elite's suicide – the story of Yang Yuanyuan

YANG Yuanyuan, a 30-year-old postgraduate at Shanghai Maritime University, hanged herself in her bathroom on November 25. She told her mother that knowledge cannot change destiny on the day before she...

12 December 2009

China: Pessimism, skepticism and concern over Copenhagen

A number of Chinese media and environmental groups have sent people to Copenhagen to cover the climate talks as well as protest; bloggers back home, meanwhile, don't seem too hopeful...

11 December 2009

China: Government shuts down BitTorrent sites, netizens distressed

Chinese Internet users are scrabbling for downloads from BitTorrent (BT) websites following speculation that authorities will completely shut them down. The largest BitTorrent websites in China like BTCHINA, VeryCD and the...

10 December 2009

China: Molding the face of Chinese manufacturing

What is being called a “Chinese manufacturing image advertisement,” as well as China’s first global ad campaign, aired Nov. 23 on CNN Asia.  The ad seeks to promote the global...

8 December 2009

China: Anniversary of Charter 08

China: Forced Demolition

Two recent cases of forced demolitions have raised attention to the protection of citizens’ rights and fair conflict resolution. Chinese netizens provide plenty of comments and reactions.

1 December 2009

China: Environmental issues, citizens on move

Last Thursday, in a press conference the Chinese premier Wen promised a 40% carbon emissions cut by 2020 as a measure to deal with climate change. Facing suspicion and questions,...

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