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· October, 2011

Stories about Chinese from October, 2011

31 October 2011

Taiwan: Photos from the LGBT Pride Parade 2011 in Taipei

On October 29, more than 50,000 people joined the annual Taiwan LGBT Pride parade in Taipei, which is the biggest in Asia. This year was the 9th parade since 2003....

China’s Stability Machine and the Detention of Chen Guangcheng

As waves of visits to fight for the release of China's blind activist Chen Guangcheng are turned back by the violence organized by the local government, Chinese bloggers explore the...

30 October 2011

China: Questions Following Mekong River Massacre

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...

27 October 2011

Hong Kong: Sexual Orientation Conversion Advocated by Government

In June 2011, the Hong Kong Government Social Welfare Department invited Christian Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy organisation New Creation, to train its social workers. The move has caused anger in...

21 October 2011

Hong Kong: Why Occupy Central?

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...

17 October 2011

China: No Clear Solution to the Wall Street Occupation

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,...

13 October 2011

China: Reflecting on 100 Years Since the Xinhai Revolution

October 10, 2011, marked 100 years since the Wuchang Uprising and the beginning of the Xinhai Revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) and established the Republic of China. Oiwan...

6 October 2011

China: The Runaway Bosses of Wenzhou City

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...

4 October 2011

China: The Cost of Space Ambition

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...

China: Student Interns Or Cheap Labourers?

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...