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Stories about China

12 March 2018

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


"...[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


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.

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


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."

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


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


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


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

24 December 2017

The Chinese Communist Party Forbids Members From Celebrating Christmas, Calling It a Festival of Humiliation

This year, the anti-Christmas campaign has been marked by the circulation of an article that recites the history of Western military invasions in China, arguing that Christmas represents Chinese humiliation.

20 December 2017

With Legislative Changes, Some Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists Fear ‘Article 23 Is Coming to Town’

Article 23 refers to a controversial part of Hong Kong's mini-constitution that compels it to pass national security legislation against treason, secession, sedition or subversion against the mainland Chinese government.

19 December 2017

The Story Behind China’s Online Literature Boom

China is experiencing a boom in online e-book sales which is changing the landscape of publishing and literature in the country.

11 December 2017

A Local Newspaper's Full-Page Feature on Nuclear Radiation Survival Stirs Panic in China

"The whole page feature on nuclear radiation precaution is believed to be a reaction to the risk of warfare in the Korean peninsula."

10 December 2017

The Fall of Chinese Internet Czar Lu Wei

If Lu Wei's censorship measures were viewed as selective, Chinese netizens will now find themselves facing a more "comprehensive" online content control system.

5 December 2017

In China, Skepticism Surrounding Police Investigation of Kindergarten Child Abuse Is Censored

"In a matter of a few minutes, thousands of questions popped up...Then in a matter of a few seconds, all the comments vanished and the comment function was closed."

29 November 2017

After Authorities Evict Beijing's ‘Low-End’ Residents, Chinese Ask: Where Is the Humanity?

Just as rural migrant workers were forced out of their dwellings into the streets, Beijing’s temperature fell to below 0 degrees Celsius at night.

21 November 2017

How Chinese See the Fall of Their Country's Old Friend Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe

"When people wake up, all 'greatness' will vanish, the dictator will be relegated to the dustbin of history."

16 November 2017

Many Taiwanese Say Taiwan Representation at China’s National Congress Was Simply Beijing Propaganda

"[The drama] is selling out Taiwan’s independence movement. When the pro-independence movement in Taiwan becomes stronger, Beijing will pay more and more to build up a united front in Taiwan."

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