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· March, 2010

Stories about Chinese from March, 2010

30 March 2010

China: Kidney Stone Babies’ father on trial

Today, Zhao Lianhai, the founder of “kidney stone babies” whose 4-year old son was poisoned by Sanlu melamine tainted milk in 2008 was put on trial today under the criminal...

24 March 2010

China: Official Nudity

A township government in Sichuan Province is being called “China’s first completely nude government” after township officials issued salary and expenditure information online.  The reference to nudity recently found in...

23 March 2010

China: Google.cn migrated to Hong Kong

Finally Google has decided to leave China. Soon after the announcement, Google stopped censoring the search result of google.cn by redirecting the site to google.com.hk. In Google's official blog, David...

China: Singing farewell to Google

Google has formally closed its mainland Chinese search engine and rival Baidu will not need long to pick up the slack; nonetheless, former users of Google.cn search braved the cold...

20 March 2010

China: Revaluing the One-Child Policy

Amidst talk of an aging society and a depleting demographic dividend, appeals for a reconsideration of China’s One-Child Policy were voiced during the annual meetings of the National People’s Congress...

19 March 2010

China: Verdict postponed in Fujian netizen trial

A verdict expected this morning in a case which has seen three netizens in Fujian province held in custody for nine months was quickly postponed pending yet further investigation. Following...

18 March 2010

China: Confession of a ‘Second Generation Migrant Worker’

China’s hukou system, adopted in 1958 to control population movement, has long been criticized for tying the population to their place of origin. With the mass migration of rural workers...

17 March 2010

China: Various aspects of censorship

March 12 was the World Day Against Cyber Censorship and Reporters Without Borders announced its latest list of "Enemies of the Internet," which points a finger at China, among other...

13 March 2010

Taiwan: Inequality in Baseball Game

China: Journalists unite to demand governor's resignation

Following the incident last week in which Hubei province governor Li Hongzhong berated a reporter and confiscated her recording equipment, growing demand for an apology and Li's subsequent refusal have...

10 March 2010

China: Do Chinese people live with dignity?

China’s top leader has made a historic statement regarding human rights and human dignity which has posed both doubts and meaningful questions. During this year's Spring Festival, China's Premier Wen...

China: The First Chinese Novel on Twitter?

Lian Yue, an ex-teacher and ex-procurator and now a famous blogger and political commentator in China, announced on his blog that he is starting a novel, entitled 2020, on twitter...

8 March 2010

China: New Regulation Proposed For Internet Cafes

A member of the National People’s Congress suggested quick legislative action Mar. 6 on a resolution that would close Chinese internet cafes between midnight and 8 a.m. People’s Representative Gao...

China: Provincial governor threatens questioning reporter

A rare chance yesterday at interviewing a top official during this year's Two Sessions in Beijing ended for one reporter in being berated in front of her peers, having her...

5 March 2010

China: A confession of an Internet naked runner

What would you do if you were forced to comply to the “real name registration” in order to access the Internet? And if every word that you said online would...

3 March 2010

China: Proposal for corporate innovation before annual political gathering

As three weeks of closed-door politicking began in Beijing today, the well-known CEO of a major Chinese electronics firm has crafted his contribution for the elite gathering—to which he is...

Taiwan: Why is Apple sueing HTC?

On March 2, 2010, Apple Inc. filed a lawsuit against the Taiwanese HTC corportation for infringing on 20 Apple patents related to the iPhone's user interface. The topic climbed quickly...

China: Invented English words with Chinese characteristics