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· December, 2013

Stories about Chinese from December, 2013

Dishing on Sino-American Relations

  27 December 2013

Chinese food culture constitutes a significant part in the Chinese language. Below is a part of an online fictional story on a conversation between Obama and Xi Jinping on Sino American relation explained and translated by Mary Ann O'Donnell: With respect to the importance of Sino-American relations, we will eat...

Chinese University Professor’s Resignation Letter Censored

  25 December 2013

One day after professor Chen Hongguo posted his resignation letter on Weibo that has triggered hot discussion on academic freedom in China on December 23, 2013, his letter was deleted. A search on professor Chen's name on Sina Weibo shows the following message:  根据相关法律法规和政策,“谌洪果”搜索结果未予显示。 According to relevant regulations and policies, search results...

China’s Environmental News in 2013

  24 December 2013

chinadialogue looks back at the major Chinese environmental news stories from 2013: toxic water in China's northern city Handan, thousands of dead pigs in Shanghai River, and the severe air pollution. They also explored why the year of 2013 is an environmental disaster for China. 

Video:Mo Money, Mo Fazhan

  24 December 2013

Laowai Style's Jesse Appell addresses the question about China's economic development with his new rap song “Mo Money, Mo Fazhan(Development)”. The rap cover topics ranging from urbanization, to hukou reform, SOEs, and tainted milk powder. Watch the video below. 

Chinese Film Director Feng Xiaogang on Censorship

  20 December 2013

When asked about his dream during an interview at China's top Tsinghua University, Chinese film director Feng Xiaogang said[zh] to the students: I have realized all my dreams, if there is any, that is one day, I wish there's no film censorship in China.  His words inspired thunderous applause. He...

The Inside Story of China's CCTV Journalist

  16 December 2013

China's former CCTV producer Wang Qinglei details his experience of working in the state TV in the past ten years. He says:  The real reason for the defeat of China’s traditional media, including CCTV, is not that they have no way to resist the assault of new media, but rather...

Infographics on China CCTV's News Simulcast

  12 December 2013

China Digital Times translated a censored infographics that tells the history, characteristics and public opinions on China Central Television's flagship news program, Xinwen Lianbo (News Simulcast).

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Oi wan Lam is the North East Asia editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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