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· September, 2010

Stories about Chinese from September, 2010

China: Glory to the Stability Maintenance Contractors

  27 September 2010

Yesterday, September 26, the Chinese Government released its white paper on human rights. The Xinhua news report highlighted the positive aspect of the role of Internet freedom for the government to gauge public opinion and improve its governance.

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China: Rights to strike

  22 September 2010

The past year has seen a growing number of Chinese laborers fighting for their rights in incidents from across the country; a recent move by Chinese workers to go on strike in Russia has raised questions on both sides of the border.

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China: Yihuang Self-Immolation Incident and the Power of Microblogging

  21 September 2010

Chinese online public opinion has once again changed the course of an event, this time regarding a forced demolition and consequent self-immolation protest in Yihuang county, Jiangxi. On September 10, the Zhong family were confronted by 40 local police officers and urban administrators seeking to carry out the forced demolition...

Japan, China fishing boat row: a war of words

  19 September 2010

Just as the Diaoyu Islands row between Japan and China intensifies over the detention of a Chinese fishing captain, whose detention has just been extended by a further 10 days, a war of words has broken out between prominent bloggers Yoshikazu Kato and Zhang Wen. Yoshikazu Kato, bilingual in Japanese...

China: Fishing boat captain detained, protests planned

  17 September 2010

More than a week after a Chinese fishing boat collided with Japanese Coast Guard patrol boats in territory disputed by governments of those two countries and the Chinese captain was detained, anger in China shows little sign of abating soon, and a number of protests are planned for this weekend.

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China: A Law Professor for Sale…

  14 September 2010

"My name is Yang Zhizhu and I was originally an assistant professor at the China Youth University for Political Sciences. My wife got pregnant by accident and did not have the heart to get an abortion. On December 21, 2009 she gave birth to our second daughter."

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Taiwan Without Petrochemical Industry…

  9 September 2010

What would have happened had petrochemical industry ceased to exist in Taiwan? The Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) under Taiwan's Ministry of Economical Affairs has tried hard to convince Taiwanese citizens that if Taiwan does not build more petrochemical industrial plants, its economy will collapse and people will suffer.

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China: Afterthoughts following the New Zealand earthquake

  8 September 2010

News of the lack of direct casualties and minimal damage done in New Zealand's earthquake this past week has provoked widespread discussion over how far China has come since the devastating earthquake in Sichuan province more than two years ago.

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Taiwan: The Allure of Night Markets

  7 September 2010

After sunset in Taiwan, when the stars start to twinkle, night markets are crowded with people from all walks of life. To Taiwanese, night markets are more than mere eating places, and now the culture of the night market has become a distinctive and precious touristic experience for foreigners visiting Taiwan.

Global Taiwanese Beef Soup Threading

  7 September 2010

The Big Old Smoke who lives in UK initiates a funny and tasty campaign “Global Taiwanese Beef Soup Threading[zht]” and invites her blogger/plurker friends both in Taiwan and abroad to share their individual beef soup recipes and post them on blogs.

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China: Tian Xi Deserves Happiness

  6 September 2010

23-year-old Tian Xi is an AIDS patient who was inflected with HIV in 1996 upon receiving a blood transmission in a hospital in Xincai county, Henan province.

China: Confession of a Beijing Vagabond

  1 September 2010

China Hush has translated the personal account of a Beipiao, or ‘Beijing vagabond’, which refers to a group of people who migrated to Beijing from other places in China in search of opportunities and a better future.

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China: Feeling insecure about the mobile phone real name registration

  1 September 2010

Beginning from today (September 1 2010) mobile phone users in China will have to show their identity card and register their real name when purchasing a new mobile number. It is estimated that there are over 700 million mobile phone subscribers in China, of which 70 percent are using pre-paid...

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Oi wan Lam is the North East Asia editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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