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· June, 2011

Stories about Chinese from June, 2011

30 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,...

28 June 2011

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...

26 June 2011

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...

19 June 2011

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...

17 June 2011

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,...

14 June 2011

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

7 June 2011

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...

1 June 2011

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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