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· December, 2010

Stories about China from December, 2010

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Our Most Read Posts in 2010

  31 December 2010

On Global Voices we work with a large volunteer community to publish stories about what is happening in blogs and citizen media around the world. These are some of the stories that have attracted the most attention in 2010 from our readers in English .

China, Congo and Japan: Soccer politics

  29 December 2010

Ministry of Tofu translates Chinese netizens’ reactions over a recent soccer fans riot in Congo. The African soccer fans had mistaken the Japanese referee as Chinese and smashed Chinese-own stores to avenge the partial rule in the football field.

China: Press conference held following suspicious death of rural activist

  27 December 2010

It has not been a peaceful week in the news, with a crossbow-shooting bomber-petitioner in Beijing, a city administration official killed with a screwdriver today in Fujian province, and the grisly death of village leader Qian Yunhui in Zhejiang province on Christmas day. [UPDATE: Roland Soong at EastSouthWestNorth has been...

China: Christmas Day death of a Zhejiang village leader

  26 December 2010

After more than 5 years of leading and serving prison time for protests against fixed elections and illegal land expropriation, the former leader of Zhaiqiao village in Zhejiang province, Qian Yunhui, was killed Saturday morning in an accident which left his head severed from his body. Graphic photos and thousands...

China: Legal action threatened over #netfreedom violation

  23 December 2010

Sina blogger Wu Fei has written a letter to Tencent CEO Ma Huateng threatening legal action over the company's specific practice of filtering from QQ one term protected by the constitution and used across the Chinese Internet, government websites included: “freedom of speech”.

China: South-North Water Transfer Project

  23 December 2010

Yin Mingwan, a senior engineer at the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, explains in China Dialogue that the South-North Water Transfer Project won’t solve Beijing’s chronic water shortage without managing water consumption.

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China: Gold farming couple handed down heavy sentence

  22 December 2010

The verdict this month of a fine of USD 450,000 and several years in prison for one couple who ran a gold farm throughout 2007 has left those following the trial shocked, angered and wondering how something so common in China could suddenly be punished so heavily.

China Blog Network

  22 December 2010

A new website, China Blog Network, has just been launched today. It is a platform for blogs about China to connect to one another and for readers to discover new sources of China-related content.

China’s top stories in 2010

  20 December 2010

David Bandurski from China Media Project blogs the official list of top domestic story of the year and invites readers to fill in the gap by sharing their top stories in the comment section.

Taiwan: Controversy over history

  18 December 2010

At The China Beat Paul Katz writes about the controversy that erupted over an online poll to find the most influential figures in the hundred years of the Republic of China (ROC). The poll included Chinese Communist Party leaders such as Deng Xiaoping and Mao Zedong. The case raises key...

China: Empty News

  17 December 2010

Chang Ping writes at China Media Project on the firing of Xinhua reporter Yan Bingguang and the production of empty news in the state-run media in China.

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China: A Cold Winter Night with the Petitioners

  16 December 2010

Zhang Kai, a human rights lawyer, swaps the comforts of his warm apartment to come face to face with the suffering of petitioners who took refuge from the cold weather inside a pedestrian subway, on a night when the temperatures dropped to -7 degrees Celsius. He live-casts what he witnessed in his micro blog to raise public awareness of the situation.

China: Ghost cities

  15 December 2010

Chandni Rathod and Gus Lubin from Business Insider presents satellite pictures of ghost cities in China. Ghost cities refer to newly built empty cities with very few residents. They one of the sources of China's GDP and economic bubbles.

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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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