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· November, 2012

Stories about Chinese from November, 2012

30 November 2012

Chinese Netizens React: People’s Daily Fooled by The Onion

Chinese newspaper People’s Daily made a fool of itself this week when it seriously reported that the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was named Sexiest Man Alive by The Onion,...

How Foreigners See Hong Kong

29 November 2012

Chinese Shareholders Trapped in the Stock Market's “Fraud”

As China's economy has been growing, its stock keeps sinking. Why is that so? Many shareholders blame corruption and economic experts call for finance regulation reform.

28 November 2012

Spotlight on China's ‘Re-education Through Labour’

Ren Jiayu, a former village official in Chongqing, who was sentenced to re-education through labour for criticizing the government was released and put under the spotlight of state-controlled media. Many...

27 November 2012

Why Are Government Jobs in China So Popular?

More young people sat the National Public Servant Exam this year in China than ever before. Some believe young people seek job security while others worry the private sector is...

Mistresses – China's New Corruption Warriors

In the past week, two corruption cases have been exposed, not by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China (CCP), but by the mistresses or...

23 November 2012

China: Last Words of 19 Tibetans Who Committed Self-Immolation

Tsering Woeser, a dissent writer who reports on the human rights situation in Tibet, has collected 19 last wills and testaments of Tibetans who self-immolated to help people understand their...

21 November 2012

Did News Story on Riches of China's Premier Weaken Reformists?

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabo’s final days in office have been tainted by allegations that his family has used their power and influence to amass a personal fortune. The scandal also...

20 November 2012

Chinese Consumers Break Online Sales Record on Bachelors’ Day

November 11 is Bachelor's Day in mainland China. How do people celebrate this special day? Apparently by spending money online - this year in a record breaking manner.

19 November 2012

300 Km Long March Against Rare Earths Refinery in Malaysia

To stop the Australian rare earths mining company, Lynas Corporation from operating a rare earths refinery in Pahang, Malaysia, a group of activists started a 300 km march, dubbed “the...

18 November 2012

Even Under New Leadership, China Looks Bleakly to the Next Decade

The week-long 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China finally came to an end on November 14, 2012. A new generation of leaders, headed by Xi Jinping and...

14 November 2012

Freedamn is Just Another Word With Chinese Characteristics

A list of “English terms” has been circulating in Chinese social media in the past few days. The intentional mis-spelling of the English terms are used as satires to describe...

12 November 2012

Laid-off Workers Turn from Victims to Debtors in Taiwan

Taiwan's Council of Labour Affairs (CLA), a government body in charge of protecting labour rights, wants to sue workers who were laid-off by private factories sixteen years ago. The council...

8 November 2012

Hong Kong ‘Artificial Beach’ Will Destroy 200+ Coastal Habitats

Despite strong opposition from environmental groups and concerned citizens, the Hong Kong government is insisting on an artificial beach construction project that will destroy more than 200 coastline habitats.

6 November 2012

China: Intellectuals Debate Politics of Nobel Prize in Literature

Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize in Literature with the Chinese government's blessing. The achievement has stirred debate among Chinese intellectuals, with some believing that literature should be...

3 November 2012

Love China or Leave Former Beijing Officials Tell Hong Kong

Ex-Beijiing officials warned against the rise of separatist movements in Hong Kong and told Hong Kong people either to love China or to renounce their Chinese nationality.

Water Pollution Threatens Lives in Inner Mongolia's Tengger Desert

Members of the Yellow River 10-Year Investigation team have begun reporting on the situation regarding water pollution in the Tengger Desert of Inner Mongolia. The team pointed out that black...