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· October, 2013

Stories about Chinese from October, 2013

Ballett Dortmund's Red Dream Ballet Censored in Hong Kong

Scenes and images related to the Cultural Revolution were removed abruptly before and after Ballett Dortmund's Red Dream opening performance in Hong Kong.

Chinese Newspaper Defies Censors, Publishes Front-Page Call for Journalist's Release

Reporter Chen Yongzhou was detained by police after the publication of his numerous investigative reports on the business practices of a large Chinese construction company.

Viral Video Compares Chinese Top Leaders to Kung Fu Masters

Viral video in China: What kind of leaders do you want? American idols or Kungfu masters?

China's Maple Bridge Experience and Local Governance

Arbitrary TV License Decision Undermines Hong Kong Freedom of Speech

Hong Kong people believe that the government screened out a new free-to-air Television competitor due to political reasons.

Chinese Party Paper Bashes Former Google China Chief Lee Kaifu

China’s Party magazine “Party Building” recently published “Ten Questions for Lee Kaifu”[zh], questioning the former Google China chief and online celebrity’s citizenship status, his motives, his public comments and political...

Man Saws Off Own Leg In Rural China

Chinese Journalist Arrested After Exposing Corruption Online

Liu Hu was formally arrested after seven weeks of detention on charges related to his posts on Sina Weibo detailing the alleged corruption of four high-ranking officials.

Suicide Shines Light on Harsh Reality Faced by China's Rural Teachers

Cheng Xinggui jumped into a river, killing himself on July 17, 2013 after bureacracy prevented him from receiving his due wages after two decades of teaching.

China's Air Pollution Monitoring Network: Too Little, Too Late?

Heavy smog descended on Beijing and the surrounding area over the recent week-long holiday, pressuring Chinese authorities to unveil a pollution monitoring system. Netizens were not satisfied.

Hong Kong Journalists Kicked Out of APEC After Questioning Philippine President

The journalists had asked President Aquino III if he would apologize to the victims and their families of the 2010 Manila hostage incident. Netizens and political groups call for a...

Hong Kong: Say No to Ivory Trade and Crafts

A coalition of concerned individuals and NGOs, Hong Kong for Elephants, rallied on October 4 calling on the Hong Kong Government to destroy its entire stockpile of 25 tonnes of...

Abuse, Low Wages and Little Freedom: The Life of Hong Kong's Foreign Maids

The case of Indonesian maid Kartika Puspitasari, who was assaulted and tortured by her employers has thrust the terrible living conditions of Hong Kong's foreign maids into the spotlight.

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