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· April, 2012

Stories about Chinese from April, 2012

China: The Heroine Behind Chen Guangcheng's Escape Arrested

He Peirong, a Chinese activist who helped blind lawyer and civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng escape his house arrest has herself now been detained.

Taiwan: Travel with Art

China: Reactions to TV Ban on Japanese Porn Star, Sola Aoi

Chinese netizens are frustrated by the government's ban stopping Japanese porn star Sola Aoi from appearing in television shows. To show their support, they displayed a slogan at a Guangzhou...

China: What is Causing the Death of Endangered Finless Porpoises?

More than a dozen corpses of the Finless Porpoise, a species even more rare than the Giant Panda, have been found in Dongting Lake in Hubei and Hunan provinces since...

China: Feminist Questions ‘Date NGO Girls’ Charity Event

A nonprofit organization that supports the development of NGOs recently introduced a charity event in Beijing to help young female NGO staffers to find their marriage match. However, prominent feminist...

China: An Insider's Reflection on Keyword Filtering Programs

A reflective article written by a computer programmer about his experience in developing a program for keyword filtering on mobile devices .

China: Struggle to Remember Fang Lizhi

Chinese intellectual Fang Lizhi, who inspired a whole generation of student activists during the 1980s, passed away on April 6, 2012 in the United States, at the age of 76....

Is Basketball's Jeremy Lin the Light of Taiwan?

From a benchwarmer to an NBA player who led the New York Knicks to seven consecutive victories, Jeremy Lin's inspiring Cinderella story has incited “Linsanity” in Taiwan. All major newspapers...

Taiwan: A Family's Forced Eviction Casts Shadow on Urban Renewal Act

The outraging eviction of Wang family executed by Taipei City government showed the public how fragile citizens' private rights is in front of the urban renewal projects. More and more...

China: Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Puts Himself Under Web Surveillance

Prominent Chinese artist Ai Weiwei had installed four live webcams at his home in Beijing as a symbolic protest against the police's 24-hour surveillance of him. However, the Chinese authorities...

Taiwan: Protect Homeowners Against Forced Demolition

About 400 people gathered to protect one Taipei family against eviction by the police. A controversial urban renewal project has made the Wang's house part of the government sanctioned renewal...

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