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· August, 2012

Stories about Chinese from August, 2012

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Controversial Tibet Theme Park Project Launched

  30 August 2012

Tibetan dissidents have described the USD 4.7 billion Chinese project as the “Disneyfication of Tibet.“ The park will first be used to shoot 'Princess Wencheng', a film about the niece of a Tang-dynasty emperor who married a Tibetan king.

Chinese Style Romance

  28 August 2012

Jing Gao from Ministry of Tofu has translated a Chinese video that explains the material conditions of love relation in China.

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Taiwan: ‘National Health Insurance’ System in Crisis

  28 August 2012

The National Health Insurance system in Taiwan is quite often used as a model for reform in countries where health care depends on private insurance system. Yet, the inconvenient truth unknown to the outside world is that, the seemingly efficient health care system is built upon the exploitation of medical personnel.

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Hong Kong: Occupy Central – Before Forced Eviction

  27 August 2012

The Occupy Central campaign in Hong Kong has lasted for more than 10 months and is probably one of the longest among the worldwide occupy movement. Recently the HSBC obtained a court order to evict the occupants by 9 pm, 27 August, 2012.

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Taiwan: Corporate Lawsuit Threatens Academic Freedom

  23 August 2012

Dr. Ben-Jei Tsuang, an environmental engineer and professor, is the latest victim of a defamation lawsuit brought on by a big corporation, the Formosa Plastic Group, for his research. Dr. Tsuang's defense believes the lawsuit is 'intended to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense." Many legal experts suggest that Taiwan's current criminal defamation law is in violation of international covenants.

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Hong Kong: Campaigning Against Cattle Relocation Policy

  22 August 2012

Agriculture was vibrant just decades ago in Hong Kong in rural areas, and yellow cattle were a particular feature. Pressure from local government to relocate 8 cattle in Mui Wo Lantau Island has been met with fierce protest by animal rights activists and local residents.

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Is China's Africa Policy Failing?

  15 August 2012

The news of a Chinese mining boss being allegedly killed by striking workers in Zambia has caught Chinese netizens' attention, prompting them to compare the working conditions in both countries and question China's policy of 'development-aid diplomacy' in Africa.

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China's New ‘Black Five’ Categories – Social Threat or Core Strength?

  13 August 2012

During the Cultural Revolution in China, the term 'Five Black Categories' was used as a political label for cracking down on five social and political groups. Recently Chinese state media revived the political labels to describe human rights lawyers, underground churches and religions, dissidents, online opinion leaders and social minorities.

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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