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· August, 2013

Stories about Chinese from August, 2013

29 August 2013

Hong Kong's Civil Disobedience Campaign Seeks Inspiration from Martin Luther King

Democrats in Hong Kong are planning to occupy the city center and struggle for universal suffrage. Martin Luther King's civil disobedience campaign serves as their inspiration.

China's Decision on Cultural Reform

27 August 2013

China Detains Prominent Online Critic on Prostitution Solicitation Charge

Web users are speculating that the charge against Charles Xue is part of a scheme by authorities to control influential liberals online.

25 August 2013

Chinese Social Web Shines Spotlight on Illegal Rooftop Structures

Authorities have been slow to do anything about the elaborate and illegal constructions, including one rooftop villa in Beijing that resembles a lush green mountaintop.

24 August 2013

Leaked Chinese Document Warns Against the Evils of Western Values

The directive reaffirms President Xi Jinping's political conservatism despite his economic reforms and tough stance on corruption.

20 August 2013

School Teacher Becomes Target of Political Prosecution in Hong Kong

Pro-Beijing groups and the Hong Kong government are going after a school teacher who swore at police officers as they allowed a group of Falun Gong protesters to be harassed.

7 August 2013

Referendum on Taiwan's Fourth Nuclear Plant Suspended

The suspension is a temporary victory for Taiwan's anti-nuclear activists, who oppose the fourth nuclear power plant.

5 August 2013

Nuclear Opponents in Taiwan Work to Change ‘Unfair’ Referendum Law

Taiwan's referendum rules, which require 50 percent of voters to participate, favors the minority groups who boycott the vote.

Hong Kong Sex Workers Forced to Pay for Good Reviews Online

Popular website sex141.com encourages users and ghostwriters to leave bad reviews of sex workers and charges for positive reviews to be written.

4 August 2013

Pregnant Woman, Husband Charged in Teen's Brutal Murder in China

Hu Yixuan, a 17-year-old student nurse, was allegedly lured to her death by a pregnant woman asking for help.

3 August 2013

China's State-Run Media Invokes Specter of USSR Collapse

A front page article by Xinhua news agency points the finger at the former Soviet Union as an example of the consequences of democratic reforms.

Bloodied Dolphin Prop Gets Activists Kicked Out of Hong Kong Aquarium Protest

The demonstration at Hong Kong Ocean Park was part of the "Empty the Tanks" global day of protest against marine mammal captivity.

1 August 2013

China's ‘Foreign Forces’ Propaganda, Redefined

China's political term "foreign forces" has been reimagined by Chinese netizens to criticize domestic corruption rather than foreign intervention.