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· June, 2011

Stories about Chinese from June, 2011

China: Sudanese President Bashir's Visit Raises Eyebrows

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,...

Michael Sandel in China

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...

China: Lawyers for Murder Suspects Detained Under Controversial Law

After four defense attorneys were recently detained for challenging confessions to a murder in Guangxi province which their clients are presumed to have given following the use of police force,...

China: Update on the Independent Candidate Campaigns

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...

China: Attack on a #netfreedom Blogger

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...

China: Farmers shot in protest

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...

China: Mixed Reactions to Communist Party Movie Epic

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,...

Taiwan: Looking forward to “Seediq Bale”

The long awaited movie “Seediq Bale”-a movie depicting the controversy and conflict between Japan colonial force and Seedip people in 1930-released its first theatrical trailer on Youtube.

Taiwan: A Song for Those Pro-Nuclear Power Legislators

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...

China: Lawyer Li Zhuang Released From Prison

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...

China: He took bribes

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

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...

Taiwan: Kidnapped Fisherman Killed by U.S. Navy

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...

China: Li Na's Championship, National Pride?

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...

China: First ‘Jasmine’ Sentence Handed Down

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...

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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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