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· October, 2011

Stories about Chinese from October, 2011

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China: Questions Following Mekong River Massacre

  30 October 2011

Thirteen Chinese sailors were killed earlier this month in an attack on two cargo ships. Nine Thai soldiers have claimed responsibility, which the Thai government says is theirs alone, but contradicting points in the case have left many with lingering doubts.

Taiwan, Taipei: Occupiers’ last front torn down

  28 October 2011

Green Party member Wang Zhong-ming posts his picture on facebook of he sitting in a damaged tent torn down by the police near Taipei 101, the counterpart symbol of WallStreet in Taiwan. On the other hand, open data advocate Schee Zhu-han analyzed the flaws[zht] of the online strategies in different phases of the...

Taiwan: The Story of Chiou Ho-shun

  28 October 2011

Chiou Ho-shun, a death row inmate in Taiwan, may be executed at any time. He said in the mini-documentary, “I hope you can save me, but if it’s too late, please scatter my ashes in the Longfeng harbour, and buy a meatball, come and see me.” In the documentary, you...

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Hong Kong: Why Occupy Central?

  21 October 2011

A group of activists in Hong Kong have occupied the ground floor of the iconic HSBC building in Central District for almost one week. Their occupation has provided a reflective space for people to look into the problems of the existing economic system.

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China: No Clear Solution to the Wall Street Occupation

  17 October 2011

The occupation of Wall Street has gathered a lot of interest in China, as have three blog posts last week from an investment banker, a columnist and a Yale professor, none of whom seem too optimistic that a new economic vision will arise from the growing global movement any time soon.

Taiwan: Occupy 101, merely a translation of Occupy Wall Street ?

  16 October 2011

Yesterday(Oct. 15), more than 300 “occupiers” gathered at the 1st floor of Taipei 101, the landmark of capitalism in Taiwan[photo] to protest against the financial industry and biased governmental policy. Sun Qiong-li(孫窮理) of Coolloud.org pointed out[zh] that for Taiwan, our first enemy should be imperialism from US, and the event itself...

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China: The Runaway Bosses of Wenzhou City

  6 October 2011

More than 26 entrepreneurs from China's industrial city of Wenzhou have fled the country after being unable to pay debts illegally lent to them by government officials. The city's officials are pleading with the central government for help, but Chinese netizens are not sympathetic to the Wenzhou bosses.

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China: The Cost of Space Ambition

  4 October 2011

China's launch of an unmanned space station last week, says the editor of a Tokyo-based newspaper for Chinese expats, has given Japan reason to step up its contribution to the universal endeavor of space exploration - if it can afford it.

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China: Student Interns Or Cheap Labourers?

  4 October 2011

To tackle the labour shortage emerging in China, the government has started encouraging privately run institutes to expand vocational schools. Student labourers enrolled in the so-called “factory in front, school at the back” model have been sharing their grievances online.

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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