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· June, 2011

Stories about Chinese from June, 2011

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China: Sudanese President Bashir's Visit Raises Eyebrows

30 June 2011

In the same week that China voices support for an International Criminal Court warrant out on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, it rolls out the red carpet for another ICC fugitive, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Online, it's a much different story.

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Michael Sandel in China

28 June 2011

Last month, renowned Harvard professor Michael Sandel delivered a lecture on justice and morality at Tsinghua University in China. He also talked about how his theories relate to contemporary China in an interview with the Guangzhou-based Southern Metropolitan Weekend.

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China: Update on the Independent Candidate Campaigns

26 June 2011

The spokesperson for the Commission on Legislative Affairs of the National People’s Congress stated [zh] on June 8 2011 that no legal basis exists for independent candidacy in grassroots people's congress elections. To be a candidate in grassroots representative elections, he said, one has to first be endorsed by a...

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China: Attack on a #netfreedom Blogger

19 June 2011

For all the talk of Internet freedom, little of it takes into account the bleaker reality of inhabiting Chinese cyberspace. Influential tech blogger William Long addresses this with a post criticizing the destructive bent to China's hacker communities, which then brought on a multi-front attack against Long.

China: Farmers shot in protest

18 June 2011

Boxun has released a short documentary on anti forced land acquisition protests in Guanxi Fangsheng back in April 2011. In the protest, a number of farmers were shot by police gunfire.

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China: Mixed Reactions to Communist Party Movie Epic

17 June 2011

Beginning of the Great Revival, the epic cinematic tribute to the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), was released in mainland China cinema on June 15, 2011. However, the suspended release of Hollywood movies in June as a result, has enraged many people. Find out netizens' responses here.

Taiwan: A Song for Those Pro-Nuclear Power Legislators

16 June 2011

Political vlogger 廖小貓(Kitty Liao) made a music video with the names of the legislators who passed the additional budget of the 4th Nuclear Power Plant that is under construction. In the lyrics, Liao asserts: “Remember these legislators who poison Taiwanese people, and don't vote for them!”

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China: Lawyer Li Zhuang Released From Prison

14 June 2011

One of the defense lawyers in the case against Li Zhuang, the lawyer who has just been released after serving a prison sentence of 1.5 years for defending a mob boss in a politically-motivated crackdown on corruption, Chen Youxi, updates us on Li's situation, and more.

China: He took bribes

14 June 2011

C. Custer from China Geeks introduces an independent website, He Took Bribes[zh], for netizens to report on corruption.

China: The Machinery of Stability Preservation

10 June 2011

The Dui Hua Foundation's Human Rights Journal has translated a detailed report by the liberal Caijing magazine about the organizational structure behind China's efforts to maintain social stability as it exists at both central and local levels, and how the structure actually increases social tensions.

Taiwan: Kidnapped Fisherman Killed by U.S. Navy

8 June 2011

Coolloud reports the protest in front of American Institute against U.S. Government by the Association of Labor and Human Right of Fishermen in Taiwan. On 5/10, the kidnapped ship master, Wu Lai-yu(吳來于), was murdered during an anti-pirate mission conducted by U.S. Navy near Somalia coast, whose body was buried at sea...

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China: Li Na's Championship, National Pride?

7 June 2011

Over the weekend, Chinese tennis player Li Na became the first Chinese national to win a tennis Grand Slam final. However, Chinese netizens have taken Li Na's victory as a celebration of individualism, and are questioning the country's sports policy.

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China: First ‘Jasmine’ Sentence Handed Down

1 June 2011

In China the first of at least eight trials was held today, following a massive crackdown on dissidents which began in February 2011. After dismissing legal activist Li Shuangde's lawyer and switching his trial date, Sichuan authorities have sentenced him to four months in prison on the charge of credit card fraud.

About our Chinese coverage

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


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