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· December, 2011

Stories about Chinese from December, 2011

29 December 2011

China: Dairy Company's Website Hacked by Angry Netizens

The latest round of tainted milk scandals broke out last week in China. The country's biggest dairy producer, Mengniu Dairy Co., admitted that some of its milk products contained aflatoxin...

26 December 2011

China: Only Talking About a Revolution

Han Han, supposedly the world's most-read blogger, has succeeded in getting netizens to debate the possibilities (or lack thereof) for greater political freedoms and democracy in China through three new...

20 December 2011

China: Guangdong Uprising, Now in Haimen

Since the village of Wukan in Guangdong province was placed under siege after kicking out party and government officials, at least two nearby towns have launched actions of their own....

17 December 2011

Taiwan: Land Expropriation Revision Fails to Address Farmers’ Woes

As the presidential election is approaching, the politicians in Taiwan's Executive Yuan have decided to revise the Land Expropriation Act. However, instead of addressing the farmers' woes, lawmakers have passed...

China: Pandaman vs. Christian “Batman” Bale Goes Viral

Christian Bale's recent run-in with state security police (aka "Pandas") has inspired a series of viral spoof images, and coincides with the news that another high-profile Chinese dissident has been...

16 December 2011

China: Actor Christian Bale Roughed Up Trying to Visit Chen Guangcheng

Hollywood actor Christian Bale made a detour from promotion in Beijing of his upcoming film to try and visit illegally detained Chinese human rights lawyer Chen Guangcheng, hoping to shake...

12 December 2011

China: A Guangdong Village on the Verge of a Brutal Crackdown

Illegal land acquisition has once again led to large-scale protests in Guangdong province, followed by a suspicious death and police crackdowns. One news commentator writes, "This is the first mass...

11 December 2011

China: Why Didn't Putin Come Pick Up His Confucius Peace Prize?

A renegade operation by Chinese leftists aimed at winning China some soft power points has backfired: Not only has the Chinese government tried to shut them down, but now a...

8 December 2011

China: Outrage as ‘Underage Prostitution’ Law Protects Child Rapists

A recent case has once again seen Chinese government officials saving themselves from harsh legal punishments by 'reclassifying' their crime of child rape as 'underage prostitution'. This legal definition has...

4 December 2011

China: Monitoring the 2012 Presidential Election

Chinese netizen interest this weekend in the first of three debates leading up to Taiwan's presidential election next month suggests more attention will be paid to this round than was...

2 December 2011

China: Marriage Transaction

1 December 2011

China, USA: Comparing Poverty Lines

China has decided to raise its poverty line to RMB 2,300 yuan (approximately USD 360) per capita income, but does the new poverty line reflect the reality of China's poor?...

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