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· November, 2010

Stories about Chinese from November, 2010

30 November 2010

China: “Hang the Slaves of the West”

A new website that vilifies Chinese political liberals, including 2010 Nobel Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, has caught the attention of the Chinese internet for its extreme views. Why has it...

28 November 2010

China: ‘Ditch oil’ floods restaurants

An economic investigation team detained a Hubei oil refiner Nov. 10 who pumped more than 60 tons of “ditch oil” into the local restaurant industry during the past three years, Hubei’s Jingzhou...

China: Time for a new conversation about privacy invasion

With a broader and perhaps global view of more pervasive privacy issues, poet and professor Rui Shen asks: "Some people disagree with airport security measures that display people's bodies, feeling...

26 November 2010

China: Hang the Liberal!

22 November 2010

China: Messages behind the flowers to the Shanghai fire victims

Yesterday, thousands of mourners in Shanghai flocked to the 28-storey apartment block that was gutted by a tragic fire on November 15 to pay their respects for the 58 residents...

19 November 2010

China: First case of Twitter inquisition

A woman in China was sentenced to one year of ‘re-education through labour’ for sending a single tweet, under the charge of 'disrupting social order.'

Taiwan: National dignity hurt in the Asian Games

On November 17, leading Taiwanese Taekwondo athlete Yang Shu-chun was disqualified from the 2010 Asian Games during a match with a Vietnamese competitor for “wearing non-certified electronic foot equipment” or...

18 November 2010

China: Reporter steps up to Obama and asks for trouble

At a press conference held by American president Obama in Korea this week, one highly popular young reporter became the center of polarizing controversy at home not due to the...

17 November 2010

China: iPadgate

Since October Chinese Customs have started charging a 20% tax for carrying iPhones and iPads across the border even if the products were out of the box and in use....

11 November 2010

China: Rising prices and rooftop gardens

Rising prices in China have led to grocery shoppers seeking bargains in Hong Kong, but are they also leading to more sustainable consumption?

10 November 2010

China: 360 VS. QQ: What about privacy and user rights?

A commercial spat between instant messaging applications Tencent QQ and Qihoo 360 has affected million of users. Although QQ still monopolizes the market, public opinion shows that Chinese Internet users...

Taiwan: Reporting on Autumn Struggle 2010

9 November 2010

China: Comments on Ai Weiwei's River Crab Banquet

Over the weekend, prominent Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei was under house arrest, a move believed to be coming from powerful political figures in Shanghai. Ai had planned to...

Taiwan: Open data, open failure