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· October, 2010

Stories about China from October, 2010

China: Debate on Rare Earths Export

With the rise of nationalistic sentiment in China, a majority of mainland Chinese support the government's policy in restricting the export of rare earths to Japan and other western countries.

China and the U.S: Fuss about rare earth

Adam Minter from Shanghai Scrap looks into the data of China agricultural trade and points out that the recent intimations of a ban on the rare earth elements has been...

China’s image in posters

Annie Lee from China Hush translates a feature article [cn] which looks into China's image in political posters in the past 61 years.

China: Why I Support Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize

Wang Chaohua, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Modern History at Academica Sinica in Taiwan, explains in China Beat why she supports Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Peace Prize.

Global: Rarefying of Rare Earth Metals?

The economy-focused blog Le regard à Lupus explains [fr] that there are increasing concerns over the shrinking access to rare earth metals. These strategical mining resources are indispensable to the...

China: Mapping violent evictions for homebuyer awareness

The many forceful evictions in China and their tragic victims are widely reported upon and discussed online, but what can be said about housing that goes on the market after...

China: The social and political implication of “Car Accident Gate”

ESWN translates a blog post explaining the social and political implications of the public rage instigated by the catchphrase: “My father is Li Gang” in the recent “Car Accident Gate”.

China: Blood house map

A google map that marks social conflicts related with force demolition and land acquisition.

China: A Mistress Denounced The Maoming Vice-Mayor

The Internet provides new space for citizen to uncover corruption. The latest case is a mistress denouncing the vice-mayor of Maoming city for corruption and debauchery by posting his nude...

China: Professional test-takers

China Geeks translates a journal article from Southern Weekend on the business of professional test-takers and how foreign institutions struggle to combat Chinese cheaters.

China: Rare earth

George Chen blogs about the international and domestic debates over China’ exportation of rare earth.

China: Protest over “Mandarin only” education program

Angry Chinese blogger looks into the recent protest in Qinghai by Tibetans against the introduction of “Mandarin only” education program.

China: Looking at Xi Jinping, possible future ruler

As with all of China's top leaders, little is known or allowed to be known about the country's likely next ruler, Xi Jinping, despite a curious public. The man has...

China: My father is Li Gang!

The son of a deputy police director in Hebei province killed a young woman in a traffic accident on October 16 and reportedly shouted to an angry crowd, "Go ahead...

China: Unhappy Chinese after surprise rate hike

George Chen from Have a news day comments on the sudden rate hike by the China central bank.

Shintaro Ishihara’s views on China, Japan

Shintaro Ishihara is a politician, author and governor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government since 1999. He is well known for his critical stance on Japan’s dependence under the US-Japan security...

China: Maoist worker activist in jail

JJ from China Study Group looks into the significance of Zhao Dongmin's arrest and imprisonment. Zhao is a lawyer, labor activist and Maoist. He has been put in jail more...

China: Dairy Wars

ESWN collects and translates reports about the scandal of Mengnui smearing campaign towards its rival Yili and Shengyuan.

China: Woser's acceptance speech for the Courage in Journalism Award

Tibetan writer and blogger Woser has been awarded by the International Women's Media Foundation for its Courage in Journalism Award. Since she is under monitored and cannot travel outside the...

China: 50 Cent Party Roams on Internet

Lee Chi-Leung from interlocals.net translated an investigative report written by Chang Lei on the history of government hired online commentators, the so-called 50 Cent Party, in China.

About our China coverage

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


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