Stories about Chinese from October, 2012
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 the need for further child protection legislation.
Does the recent zero response to the Guizhou Education Bureau's fundraising campaign reflect Chinese people's distrust in government-led charity work?
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. Every year, more than 150 tonnes of wild birds are caught in certain villages in Hunan province.
Charlie Custer, China Geeks blog author has launched his new project: 2Non.org, a non-profit media organization producing documentary films and shorts as well as written reportage on issues of social justice.
Jesse Appell a a Fulbright research fellow studying Chinese comedy made a video, “Laowai Style“, another fantastic parody of the Korean pop “Gangnam Style”.
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 Kong government.
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 Through Labor System into the public spotlight. Currently, there are more than 60 thousand people detained in labour education camps all over the country and opinion leaders are calling for an end to the unconstitutional system.
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 security.
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.
In reaction to the “locust” label put on mainland Chinese by some Hong Kong people, a mainland Chinese student in Hong Kong recently called Hongkongers “dogs”. Dictionary of politically incorrect Hong Kong Cantonese translated the fight.
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 literal answers have quickly drawn the attention of netizens.
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 and read the reactions.
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 venue in Taiwan and a landmark at the center of the Taipei city.
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 Diaoyu Islands (also known as the Senkaku Islands).
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 it is about time to review the Golden Week Holiday policy.
Vasil Buraliev blogged [mk] about further improvements of the Skopje Zoo, noted in 2010 by Global Voices [en, mk, sq, nl, zh, zh, es].
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 hunger strikes.