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· August, 2010

Stories about Chinese from August, 2010

31 August 2010

China: Hidden village of Dafen produces 60% of world's oil paintings

A small artist colony of 8000 artists outside of Shenzhen, China is producing 60% of the world's oil paintings.

26 August 2010

China: Prostitution, Reality, Hypocrisy and Human Lives

What good does punishing women involved in the sex trade do when the gangs, corporations, and clients are left largely untouched?

25 August 2010

China: Fujian Netizen, Fan Yanqiong, Released from Prison

The last of the Fujian 3 netizens still in prison, Fan Yanqiong, was quietly released today on medical parole with nearly a year remaining on her sentence. Watch He Yang's...

Taiwan: Who Needs A Founding Father?

Does Dr. Sun Yat-sen deserve the title of “the Founding Father of Republic of China (R.O.C)”? Is he really a flawless idealistic political leader and the hero behind the revolution...

24 August 2010

Noam Chomsky in China

On 13 August, Noam Chomsky delivered a speech at the Peking University in Beijing. Chomsky, one of the leading public intellectuals of our age, is famous for his political activism...

Taiwan: Let’s go poking around under the rock of ECFA

The Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) between Taiwan and China was signed. The process seems smooth and efficient at the surface, but the story is not simple. Many Taiwanese have...

23 August 2010

China: Hype on university virginity rate

On August 16, a survey report on university female student virginity rate was posted around university forums. Since the report was published under the name of Li Yinhe, the most...

19 August 2010

China: Apple Peel

17 August 2010

China: Did powdered milk cause infant breast development?

Recently across China, more than 20 infant girls have been found to have begun developing breasts in what has been called “mini-puberty”. Reports also indicate that at least 3 infant...

16 August 2010

China: GDP rising, public spending too?

We keep hearing that China's economy is still booming; has public spending increased in step? Private savings are staying in the bank, writes one blogger: from hospitals to schools to...

China: Investigative report on Zhouqu landslide

15 August 2010

China: Are the greatest natural disasters Man-Made?

The Chinese Propaganda Department has issued notice to mainstream and online media outlets regarding the recent disaster in Zhouqu. For the Chinese government, it is a time to mourn rather...

13 August 2010

China: I am Liu Xianbin

Liu Xianbin is 42 years old and has spent almost one third of his life time in jail. He has been under arrest again since June and activists are campaigning...

9 August 2010

China: Zhouqu landslide, a man made disaster

On August 8, a landslide happened in Zhouqu in Gansu province. According to official Xinhua news, the disaster has so far taken away 127 people's lives and 1,294 people reported...