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· July, 2011

Stories about Chinese from July, 2011

27 July 2011

China: Double Frontage

26 July 2011

China: Prominent ‘Independent Candidate’ Denounces Upcoming Elections

Nearly 100 people have now declared themselves independent candidates in upcoming legislative elections in China, but this week alone has seen one of the more prominent would-be politicians announce his...

21 July 2011

China: Bring Your Books to Rural Villages

A prominent Chinese scholar is encouraging netizens to "bring their books to the villages". Now a number of centres have been set up in cities across the country to handle...

18 July 2011

China: Campaigning for the Release of Female Activist Wang Lihong

The Chinese government has been arresting human right activists and political dissidents under the pretext of the Jasmine crack down. Many of the detainees have been released, but female activist,...

17 July 2011

China: Independent Candidates Busy Building Up Support

Amid a crackdown on a small but nationwide movement that has seen Chinese citizens from all walks of life declaring themselves candidates in their upcoming local district-level legislative elections, a...

15 July 2011

China: High-speed rail

11 July 2011

China: Lawyers Back Candidates Barred From Recent Election

Amid the growing number of people announcing their candidacy in district-level People's Congress elections this year, one story which continues to generate interest is that of Liu Ping in Jiangxi...

8 July 2011

China: Exploding Watermelon Is Safe?

Local state media exposed that farmers in China's Jiangsu province are experiencing a problem with “exploding watermelons” due to the overuse of growth enhancing chemicals. The Ministry of Agriculture has...

5 July 2011

China: Popular Actress Sparks Homosexuality Debate

Homosexuality is not a crime in China and in the past few years the gay community has become more visible in the Chinese online world. Last week, an overseas Chinese...

China: Security Problem of the World's Longest Bridge