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· February, 2011

Stories about Chinese from February, 2011

26 February 2011

China: Jasmine Revolution, Week Two

Following dozens of arrests since an anonymous blog post called for revolutionary gatherings in cities across China last Sunday, a second round of gatherings is scheduled for today. Has the...

24 February 2011

China: The Risk of Shutting Up Sina Weibo is Zero!?

The reaction of the Chinese government towards the anonymous “Jasmine Revolution” message circulated around overseas dissident websites and Twitter has alerted investment banks’ analysts to cut the rating of Sina's...

23 February 2011

China: Playing Revolution on Twitter

Two small protests on Sunday have been declared the beginning of China's own revolution, and yes, it all started on Twitter. Many felt leading up to the protests that they...

China: Open letter from Jasmine organizers

China: Exportation of value to Libya

18 February 2011

China: Petitioner burns down his black prison

Veteran citizen journalist Zhang 'Tiger Temple' Shihe tells the story of Hubei petitioner Yan Sen, whose provincial government paid to keep him locked away in an extralegal 'black prison', up...

China: Worst Drought in 60 Years

Major agricultural regions in China are facing their worst drought in 60 years. According to government statistics, 2.57 million people and 2.79 million livestock have been hit by the drought....

17 February 2011

Taiwan: Debate Over the ‘Light Novel’ Phenomenon

Light novels - manga and cosplay books which originated from Japan - are hyper popular in Taiwan, where they have conquered the book market.

13 February 2011

China: Farewell to all Mubaraks!

"Illegitimate regimes," writes Chinese novelist Yang Hengjun of Hosni Mubarak, "end up illegitimate, no matter how many impressive reasons you put forward, no matter how smooth-tongued you are, no matter...

China: Campaign to Free Blind Human Rights Activist

Since his release from prison on September 8, 2010, blind Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng has been held under 24 hour home surveillance by security police in Shandong, a...

5 February 2011

China: The coming of age of Political Confucianism?

The unveiling of the Confucius statue in Tiananmen Square last month has renewed the debate about Political Confucianism as the state ideology of China.

4 February 2011

China: Internet service as a social contract

What do Chinese netizens think is more likely to spark a new political movement in China: Facebook, a Joe Lieberman-style Internet kill switch, or widespread corruption, inflation and human rights...

1 February 2011

Video: Explosive Chinese Popcorn

Videos of a unique Chinese popcorn making technique are doing their rounds on the internet. While for many popcorn popping has a unique rhythm to it that trickles from a single...