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· April, 2013

Stories about Chinese from April, 2013

11 April 2013

Every Minute Six Patients are Diagnosed with Cancer in China

It's official. The 'plague' of cancer is at the center of a major public health crisis in China. Six patients are diagnosed with cancer every minute, that's 8,550 new cancer...

9 April 2013

China Sings the Iron Lady's Praises

Chinese state media and social media are brimming with admiration for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. She died on April 8, 2013 at the age of 87 after a...

Chinese Colonel: Avian Flu is an American Conspiracy

A People's Liberation Army colonel declared the avian flu outbreak in China an American conspiracy and suggested that Chinese authorities should not react with too much concern to the tragedy...

8 April 2013

Chinese Lawyer Detained After Defending Falun Gong Member

The Chinese law community is up in arms after prominent human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was detained at Jinjiang court in eastern Jiangsu province after defending the case of a...

Outbreak of New Avian Flu Kills Six in China

A strain of avian flu never before seen in humans has so far infected 21 people, with six deaths, in China, putting health authorities on high alert and prompting fears...

5 April 2013

28,000 Rivers Disappear from Chinese Map

Some 28,000 rivers in China have seemingly disappeared, according to a recent government water census. A prominent environmentalist attributes the disappearing rivers to the over-exploitation of river resources and the...

4 April 2013

Chinese Envy the Return of Private Media in Myanmar

As Myanmar's media landscape opens up, Chinese consumers wonder whether privately controlled media will ever see the light of day in their country.

Hong Kong Dock Workers Strike Against Long Hours, Low Pay

A strike by Hong Kong dock workers demanding a pay raise and protesting arduous working conditions is delivering a costly blow to the city's port operators and winning widespread sympathy...

1 April 2013

With China's Hottest Social Network in Danger, Netizens Cry: Hands Off!

Weixin, a free mobile communications app with about 300 million total users has grown rapidly domestically and internationally since 2010. Recently the Chinese government suggests Tencent, the operator of Weixin,...