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· January, 2012

Stories about Chinese from January, 2012

China: Not Worried About Twitter's Decision to Self-Censor

Twitter announced this week that, with an eye on global profits, it has decided to begin censoring content prohibited in the various markets in which the company has users. Although...

Taiwan: 2012 Election Sets Example for Mainland Chinese Democratization

On January 14, Taiwan held its presidential and legislative election. In the wake of the polls, netizens wonder if Taiwan can set an example for the future democratization in mainland...

Questions for China’s democracy opponents

China: ‘Anti-American Warrior’ Gets Head Stuck in DC Airport Escalator

One of China's fiercest critics of liberal values hasn't had much to say after he injured his head on an escalator in Washington, DC, on a trip to the US...

Why do I wish to see Hong Kong's independence

Hong Kong Rethinks its Relationship with Mainland China

15 years after Hong Kong's return to mainland China, Hong Kongers have little mood for celebration. Tensions run deep between Hong Kongers and mainlanders. Bloggers and social critics explore recent...

China: Tibet Burns, But Where Are the Chinese Public Intellectuals?

Since 2009, there have been at least 17 Tibetan self-immolation incidents in China. The public discussion about Tibetan protests is dominated by state controlled media, while those who usually speak...

China and Hong Kong: Train Scuffle Ignites Cross-Border Fury

A passenger scuffle over mainland Chinese tourists eating food on a train in Hong Kong, is the latest of a series of cross-border controversies between China and Hong Kong, amidst...

Unhappy Hong Kong Envious of Taiwan's Democracy

Global Online Community Protests U.S. Anti-Piracy Bills

Today, January 18, is an important day for the Internet. Corporate websites, from Google to Twitpic, along with civil society groups and individuals, have all joined together in a common...

Video Highlights: Activism, Freedom of Speech, Identity and Culture

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories including video from Middle East and North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa, Western, Eastern and Central Europe, East Asia and Latin America,...

China: Prostituting to Defend Sex Workers’ Rights

After witnessing a police raid on a low-end brothel, one feminist activist has offered pro bono sex services in support of her sisters, using the experience also to make a...

Hong Kong: Protest Against Luxury Brand to Defend Local Identity

A recent video showing a Dolce & Gabbana security guard telling a local Hong Kong resident that photographs of the store cannot be taken from the outside sidewalk, while wealthy...

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