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· October, 2012

Stories about Chinese from October, 2012

31 October 2012

Abuse Photos Attest the Need for Child Protection Law in China

A viral photo showing a smiling female kindergarten teacher lifting a child by his ears who then bursts into tears, has triggered online discussion on child abuse in China and...

26 October 2012

China: Zero Donations to Government Education Development Fund

Does the recent zero response to the Guizhou Education Bureau's fundraising campaign reflect Chinese people's distrust in government-led charity work?

25 October 2012

China: Failure to End the Slaughter of Migratory Birds

The migratory bird season has come in China; yet instead of searching for food in the warm lake areas, a large number of birds are being slaughtered for human consumption....

21 October 2012

Beijing's Intervention on Radio License in Hong Kong Leaked

A leaked tape exposes that a commercial radio station in Hong Kong has been pressured by Beijing to wind up the company and return the license back to the Hong...

20 October 2012

China: Campaign to End the Unconstitutional Re-education Through Labour System

The injustice faced by 25-year-old Ren Jianyu, a village official in Pang Shui county, Chongqing province, who was sentenced to two years labour education for blogging has brought the Re-education...

18 October 2012

China: National Security Threat or Trade Protectionism?

Last week on 8 October 2012, the U.S. House Intelligence Committee released an investigative report accusing two major Chinese telecommunications companies, Huawei and ZTE of posing threat to U.S national...

15 October 2012

Taiwan: Media Workers Act to Save Journalistic Autonomy

In response to the erosion of journalistic autonomy, professional journalists, scholars and independent media workers start to put forward concrete plans and take action to save professional journalism.

Hong Kong: A Fight between Dogs and Locusts

10 October 2012

China: ‘Are You Happy?’

During a recent national holiday news story feature broadcast by Chinese state-run television, reporters were filmed asking ordinary people questions including whether or not they were happy. Some the quite...

8 October 2012

China: Student Throws Shoe to Defend Free Speech

A student from Hainan University threw his shoe recently at Maoist commentator, Sima Nan, to protest against the absence of free speech in China. Watch the video of the incident...

Taiwan: Indigenous Amis Musical Performed at National Theater

Indigenous culture has become more and more important in the Taiwanese performing arts scene. The recent Amis musical, “La Michael”, has entered the National Theater, a primary national performing arts...

3 October 2012

China, Japan: Japanese Writers Urge End to Nationalistic Hysteria

A number of famous Japanese novelists and intellectuals have called for an end to the vicious cycle of nationalistic hysteria in Japan and China over the territorial dispute regarding the...

China: Golden Week Holiday Chaos

China's week-long National Day holiday has again brought chaos due to limited capacity, with news and images of blocked roads and littered tourist spots spreading across micro-blogs. Some suggest that...

2 October 2012

Macedonia: Skopje Zoo Improvements Continue

Hong Kong: National Education Scrapped but Tensions Continue

The Hong Kong government's controversial plan to introduce a moral and national education curriculum (hereafter national education) in elementary schools has finally been scrapped after rigorous citizen protests - including...

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