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· September, 2012

Stories about Chinese from September, 2012

27 September 2012

The Slap that Changed China's History

On September 24, the former police chief of Chongqing, Wang Lijun, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on four charges: bending the law for personal interest, defection, abuse of...

Will China Fall Prey to the ‘Skyscraper Curse'?

By 2022, the number of skyscrapers in China will reach 1,318 compared to 563 in the United States. But according to one theory, the world's tallest buildings often rise on...

20 September 2012

China: Are Overloaded Vehicles to Blame for Harbin Bridge Collapse?

On August 24, a highway bridge in China's Harbin city suddenly collapsed, leaving three dead and five injured. Yesterday the investigation report came out which stated that the collapse was...

China: Return of Maoists in Anti-Japan Protests Brings Anxiety

Maoist protesters in China's recent anti-Japan rallies - and a street fight between a Maoist professor and an 80-year-old man - has brought back people's memories of Chinese political history.

16 September 2012

China: Censor Machine Suspended for Anti-Japan Mobilization?

As the tension between China and Japan over the disputed Diaoyu Islands (also known as the Senkaku Islands) has elevated, large scale anti-Japan protests have taken place all over China...

15 September 2012

China: RMB 4 Trillion Stimulus Package Questioned

In the past few months, some online public opinion leaders have openly criticized the Chinese government's RMB 4 trillion stimulus package introduced in 2008 during the global financial crisis. But...

14 September 2012

In Sea of Censorship, China Allows Anti-Japan War Vitriol

A fleet of six Chinese surveillance ships has been deployed in response to the Japanese government's move to purchase three disputed islets from their private Japanese owners. Some Chinese netizens...

13 September 2012

China: Hulunbuir Grassland Destroyed by Coal Mining Activities

Hulunbuir Grassland, one of the most beautiful landscapes in inner Mongolia, is eroding as a result of coal mining near the surface of the ground. A Chinese blogger has pointed...

4 September 2012

Taiwan: Smear Campaign Sparks Historic Media Monopoly Protest

A smear campaign against Taiwanese scholar Huang Kuo-chang by Want Want China Time's media outlets, in reaction to his opposition of the group's acquisition of a television cable network back...

3 September 2012

Hong Kong: National Education Program Prompts Hunger Strike, Sit-In

Activists have been campaigning against the controversial National Educational program due to be phased into Hong Kong schools, holding hunger strikes and an overnight sit-in.

Malaysia: Financial Stress Closes Independent Chinese Media Site

Merdeka Review, a Chinese online independent media founded in 2005 in Malaysia, was officially closed down in August 31. Due to the withdrawal of the support of a major funder,...

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