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· May, 2011

Stories about Chinese from May, 2011

30 May 2011

China: Detained Rights Lawyer Interrogated About Sex Life

After three months in detention, Chinese lawyer Li Tiantian described on Twitter how her interrogators used intimate details of her personal life to harass her. In the past months, more...

26 May 2011

China: Netizens Declare Candidacy In Upcoming Elections

Their chances may not be good, but a small and growing number of Internet celebrities and microbloggers have decided to run in grassroots elections this coming September in constituencies around...

23 May 2011

China: Three Gorges Dam, A Time To Reflect

Through 17 years of construction until its completion in October 2008, China lauded the Three Gorges Dam as one of the engineering marvels of the world. At a State Council...

22 May 2011

China: Rejected Self Defense Plea A Green Light For Deadly Demolitions

Villager Tong Yihong says a demolition crew drove a bulldozer onto his property, and he acted in self defense. Police say the bricks Tong threw down from his roof left...

China: Writing Imaginary Book Reviews

In 2010, a collection of reviews for non-existent books, written by Chinese author Bimuyu, was published. This month Bimuyu shared with readers his thinking behind these reviews.

17 May 2011

China: Another Failed Grassroots Election

A retired worker from Jiangxi province, China, Liu Ping, had decided to run an economic justice campaign in the grassroots level election for her local seat in China's People's Congress....

China: Shake the Country

12 May 2011

China: Red Culture Fever

2011 is turning out to be a year for 'red culture' revival, mocked fiercely online but taken seriously by courts, prisons, universities, television stations and police departments in a growing...

Hong Kong: Brainwashing Education

The Hong Kong Education Bureau is planning to make patriotic education compulsory for primary and secondary school children. The objective of the Moral and National Education Curriculum is to help...

9 May 2011

China: Death of Bin Laden and the Clash of Civilizations

In the early 1990s, political scientist Samuel Huntington put forward the clash of civilizations theory that the fundamental source of conflict in the post-Cold War world will be cultural. Two...

Where the hell is Taiwan

4 May 2011

China: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

The past week has seen a real-life version of film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” reenacted in China. The Chinese protagonist, Xu Wu, has been detained in a psychiatric...

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