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· December, 2012

Stories about Chinese from December, 2012

28 December 2012

Chinese Scholars Test the New Leadership's Will to Political Reform

More than 70 Chinese scholars and legal experts co-signed a petition urging the new Chinese Communist Party leaders to reform according to the existing Chinese Constitution. Many believe that the...

Tocqueville French Revolution Classic on China's Bestsellers List

Thanks to China's top officials, French historian Alexis de Tocqueville’s "The Old Regime and the Revolution”, a 19th-century classic about the French revolution, has become a best seller in China.

International Fast Food Chains Involved in China's Chicken Scandal

A number of international fast-food chains are involved in the latest food safety scandal to hit China. Nationalistic voices are reacting by calling for foreign brands to be kicked out...

27 December 2012

The Personal Lives of China’s New Leaders

Come to China During Christmas to Enjoy Religious Freedom!

In response to the criticism that China does not have religious freedom, the Chinese Communist Party's mouthpiece, Global Times, published an editorial on Christmas Eve inviting overseas China observers to...

23 December 2012

China's Environment in 2012

21 December 2012

Veteran Director Raises Curtain on China's Arbitrary Film Censorship Policy

The screening of controversial film V for Vendetta on the state broadcaster China Central Television has stirred up hope for censorship reform in China. On December 15, 2012, 70-year-old film...

18 December 2012

Hong Kong: Grandma's Wallet

Censorship Lift for “V for Vendetta” Shocks China

V for Vendetta, a film produced in 2005 about a near-future dystopian society, previously censored in China, was aired on China Central Television Station (CCTV) Channel Six on December 14,...

17 December 2012

China's Media Mute on Local School Tragedy

On Dec 14, 2012, 20 children were killed in a gun shooting in Connecticut, US. The sad news was immediately all over China’s CCTV and made the headlines of major...

15 December 2012

Jackie Chan: “Hong Kong has Become a City of Protest”

Actor and Kung Fu star Jackie Chan triggered outrage in Hong Kong after saying in an interview: “Hong Kong has become a city of protest, we scold China and its...

Campaign Against Pro-China Media Monopoly in Taiwan Turns Global

The Taiwanese government's lack of response to the street protests against the monopoly of a pro-China media group in the country, has triggered a series of online protests across the...

11 December 2012

Rare Protest in Beijing Against Express Train Catches China by Surprise

A protest against the Shenyang-Beijing Express Train Route in downtown Beijing on December 9, 2012 has caught many Chinese netizens by surprise. Some believe that it is a sign for...

10 December 2012

Taiwan is Sick: Student Protesters Tell the Minister of Education

As the Hong Kong based media group, Next Media Ltd., announced its decision to leave the Taiwan market, the stranglehold of media monopoly in Taiwan threatens to become more severe....

8 December 2012

The Very Different Fates of Two Chinese Nobel Prize Winners

This year's winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, Mo Yan, has travelled to Stockholm to receive his prize. However in contrast, the 2010 Nobel Prize in Peace winner, Liu...

7 December 2012

Why Are Rich Chinese Entrepreneurs Leaving China?

Chinese entrepreneurs are leaving China. According a survey, conducted by China Merchants Bank and Bain & Co., 27% of entrepreneurs worth over 100 million RMB have already emigrated and 47%...

6 December 2012

Sex Tapes of Chinese Official and Anti-Corruption Fight

While the Chinese Communist Party (CCP chief secretary's anti-corruption talk still lingered in our ears, an obscene sex tape of former Chongqin CCP Secretary went viral online and within 63...

Need for Concrete AIDS Policy in China

An HIV carrier in Tianjin was forced to conceal his condition in order to receive lung cancer surgery. Once the incident was brought to the spotlight by Li Hu, an...