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· May, 2011

Stories about China from May, 2011

China: Sex, nation and cultural traitors

Siweiluozi has written an excellent piece, in response to the State's interrogation of Li Tiantain's sex life, to discuss the formation of China as a nation through discourses about sex...

China: Detained Rights Lawyer Interrogated About Sex Life

After three months in detention, Chinese lawyer Li Tiantian described on Twitter how her interrogators used intimate details of her personal life to harass her. In the past months, more...

China: A Murder and Protests in Inner Mongolia

C. Custer from China Geeks has written a very informative post about the recent protest sparkled off by a murder in Inner Mongolia.

China: Old Woman Performed Self-surgery

Jacky Huang from China Hush translates a local news story about an old woman self-performed a surgery by slitting her belly because she was unable to pay for hospital fee.

China: Netizens Declare Candidacy In Upcoming Elections

Their chances may not be good, but a small and growing number of Internet celebrities and microbloggers have decided to run in grassroots elections this coming September in constituencies around...

China: French Students Encountered Chinese Chengguan

Fanua from ChinaSMACK translated a local news about two French students selling crepes in Shanghai – the chengguan came, and the French street vendors fled like everyone else.

North Korea: Kim Jong Il in China

Adam Cathcart from Sinologistical Violoncellist blogs about various economic and political implications of Kim Jong Il's visit in China that might have been missed by western media.

China: Three Gorges Dam, A Time To Reflect

Through 17 years of construction until its completion in October 2008, China lauded the Three Gorges Dam as one of the engineering marvels of the world. At a State Council...

China: War Game Between China and the U.S

Patrick Keefe from Shanghaiist blogs about the debate a computer war game, Glorious Mission which pits Chinese forces against U.S. Combatants. The game is developed joint handedly by Chinese software...

China: “We Chinese”

Scott Brauer introduces a project, “We Chinese”, which aims to develop a portrait of the country by looking at the individual people that make it up.

China: Fang Binxing Shoegate: Responses Within China

Fang Binxing,the Father of the Great Firewall, and was pelted with shoes by students protesting Internet censorship. The China Digital Times has translated Chinese netizen's responses to the act.

Technology for Transparency: Final Report

The Technology for Transparency Network is proud to announce the release of its final report, "Global mapping of technology for transparency and accountability". The report is being published by the...

China: Rejected Self Defense Plea A Green Light For Deadly Demolitions

Villager Tong Yihong says a demolition crew drove a bulldozer onto his property, and he acted in self defense. Police say the bricks Tong threw down from his roof left...

China: Writing Imaginary Book Reviews

In 2010, a collection of reviews for non-existent books, written by Chinese author Bimuyu, was published. This month Bimuyu shared with readers his thinking behind these reviews.

North Korea: News Resources

Adam Cathcart from Sinologistical Violoncellist has complied a list of North Korean news items on China, cultural diplomacy, US/Japan, Middle East, Environment, and etc. It helps to understand North Korea's...

Hong Kong and China: Immigrant discontent

Lucia Lou from China Hush translates a local news story about Hong Kong society's reactions towards the influx of mainland Chinese new immigrants to the city.

Why China’s left is up in arms?

David Bandurski from China Media Project explains why there is a resurgence of China’s hardline Maoist left.

China: Chinese Gays Profess Their Love On Stage At Beijing Concert

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translates the reactions of Chinese netizens towards the coming out of a gay couple n stage in front of a noisy crowd at the Beijing Chuan Zi...

China: Another Failed Grassroots Election

A retired worker from Jiangxi province, China, Liu Ping, had decided to run an economic justice campaign in the grassroots level election for her local seat in China's People's Congress....

China: Shake the Country

Olivia from China Hush explains how the Forbidden City Palace Museum first lost their exhibited art pieces and then their face because of wrong spelling in their thank-you banner to...

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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