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Stories about China

15 May 2018

A Beijing-Vatican deal could bolster China's persecution of religion, warns Hong Kong cardinal

"Any agreement on the side of the Vatican may be seen as collaboration with the government to persecute our own people; that’s terrible," says Cardinal Joseph Zen.

22 April 2018

China Central Television backs Russian version of the Syrian crisis, saying chemical attacks were staged

Russia claims the Syrian chemical attacks were staged; China's state media echoes that narrative, but not everyone is buying into it.

11 April 2018

Confrontation and Disruption in a New Exhibition by Chinese-American Artist Xiaoze Xie

The Bridge

"Subjects with conflicts, struggles, and some intensity always compel me to paint, because I think they are important."

No Laughing Matter: China Shuts Down Popular Joke-Sharing App

Advox

"A country, a government, a supervision department. They are all scared of a joke-sharing application."

3 April 2018

With ‘Sharp Eyes’, Smart Phones and TV Sets Are Watching Chinese Citizens

Advox

By 2020, China could have a comprehensive nationwide surveillance network, wherein law enforcement will have easy access to data collected by any individual surveillance camera in the network.

28 March 2018

Overseas Chinese Nervous About the Cancellation of Household Registration Back Home

The cancellation of hukou may imply that they might not be able to receive their retirement pension or sell properties they own. Other big cities may follow in Shanghai's footsteps.

26 March 2018

Photos of Japanese Soldiers in the Trenches During the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905

The colorized stereographs provide a fascinating glimpse into a war that in many ways was a precursor to the events of the 20th century.

12 March 2018

Prominent Chinese Feminist Social Media Account Shuttered on International Women’s Day

Advox

"...[T]he Chinese government does not understand feminism, does not understand what feminists are doing, and does not understand what they are advocating."

8 March 2018

Rebels and Rebellion in Classic Chinese Literature

The Bridge

"These stories continued to be passed from generation to generation because they embody a spirit of disobedience and rebellion, an eternal source of inspiration for the Chinese people."

4 March 2018

Lantern Festival Riddles Outwit and Enrage Chinese Censorship Authorities

Advox

By posting riddles, Chinese netizens have found a way to safely criticize the recent constitutional amendment proposal regarding the abolition of the two-term presidential limit.

27 February 2018

‘Monarchy Restored'? China Set to Remove Two-Term Presidential Limit from Constitution

"Actually, the constitutional amendment is not that surprising. The amendment is just turning 'party dictatorship' into 'party dictatorship led by an individual for his lifetime'."

19 February 2018

Chinese State TV Lambasted for ‘Racist’ Lunar New Year Sketch Featuring Blackface

"My first Chinese New Year watching the annual CCTV spring gala and they trot out a Chinese lady in blackface...with a pet "monkey" (played by a man from Cote D'Ivoire)..."

10 February 2018

How Apple is Paving the Way to a ‘Cloud Dictatorship’ in China

Advox

Now Apple that has kowtowed to the CCP, how long will other tech companies be able to resist the pressure?

4 February 2018

Decades After US Immigration Policy Separated His Family, a Man Searches for His Ancestral Village in China

“Family members, friends, neighbors have followed each other...since humans started migrating. It's only been recently that the term has become a dirty word promoted by politicians with an agenda."

1 February 2018

Hong Kong Legislative Candidate's Disqualification Is Criticized as ‘Anti-Human Rights’

"...the Decision has used political opinion or affiliation as a ground to deprive her of the right to stand for election – which is unreasonable, unlawful and unconstitutional."

25 January 2018

#MeToo Has Hit China's Universities, Despite Efforts of Internet Censors

Advox

After months of censorship, a student's viral account of sexual misconduct by a renowned university professor has forced the discussion into the open.

17 January 2018

Is Taiwan a Country? What About Tibet? China Says They Aren't—and Wants Foreign Companies to Fall in Line

Multinational corporations have faced pressure to apologize for listing Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Tibet as countries on their websites, even if in reality it's a common practice.

10 January 2018

‘If I Don't Oppose Dictatorship, Am I Still a Man?': Chinese Activist Gets Eight Years in Prison

Advox

Wu Gan, better known by his nickname “Super Vulgar Butcher”, has been active in Chinese human rights circles since 2008.

5 January 2018

Under Pressure From Cyberspace Administration, China's Top News App Will Hire 2,000 More Content Reviewers

Advox

Last week, the country’s top internet regulator accused the news app of spreading pornographic content.

27 December 2017

Don't Call “Xi the Bun” — Chinese Netizens Are Being Jailed for Chatroom Jokes

Advox

Three recent cases indicate that chatroom conversations in China are under surveillance and can be used as evidence in criminal prosecution.

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