Stories about Chinese from August, 2013
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 current crackdown on online rumors is consistent with the official decision [zh] released after the Sixth Plenum of the 17th Party Congress in October 2011. Oxford scholar Rogier Creemers from China Copyright and Media blog translated this official document, titled Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party Decision Concerning Deepening Cultural Structural...
Web users are speculating that the charge against Charles Xue is part of a scheme by authorities to control influential liberals online.
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.
The directive reaffirms President Xi Jinping's political conservatism despite his economic reforms and tough stance on corruption.
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.
Egypt’s bloody crackdown on August 14 reminded many Chinese of the Tiananmen massacre in 1989. Many condemned the violent crackdown and applauded the courage of the Egyptian people to fight for democracy. But some saw the current chaos in Egypt as a result of a blind promotion of Western-style democracy....
The People's Daily, the mouthpiece of China's Communist Party published a piece arguing that socialist China must renounce constitutionalism, using the collapse of the Soviet Union as example. China Copyright and Media has translated the whole piece into English.
The suspension is a temporary victory for Taiwan's anti-nuclear activists, who oppose the fourth nuclear power plant.
Taiwan's referendum rules, which require 50 percent of voters to participate, favors the minority groups who boycott the vote.
Popular website sex141.com encourages users and ghostwriters to leave bad reviews of sex workers and charges for positive reviews to be written.
Hu Yixuan, a 17-year-old student nurse, was allegedly lured to her death by a pregnant woman asking for help.
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.
The demonstration at Hong Kong Ocean Park was part of the "Empty the Tanks" global day of protest against marine mammal captivity.
China's political term "foreign forces" has been reimagined by Chinese netizens to criticize domestic corruption rather than foreign intervention.