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· July, 2011

Stories about China from July, 2011

China: Hu Jia's tweets

Mainland Chinese activist Hu Jia had been imprisoned for 3.5 years under the charge of “inciting state sedition”. He was released on 26 of June 2011. @WLYeung has translated Hu's...

China: Music Video on Wenzhou Train Crash

Some netizens have changed the lyrics of a popular rock song “Nothing to my name” by Cui Jian to comment upon the Wenzhou Train Crash. C Custer from China Geeks...

China: Censorship pressure on Wenzhou train crash

Qian Gang and David Bandurski from China Media Project discuss about censorship pressure faced by mainland Chinese media in the reports of Wenzhou train crash.

China: Journalist Beaten by Police for Reporting on Riot

China Digital Times has a translation of a journalist, Lu Chaoguo's account of his experience when reporting the riot in Anshun, Guizhou province. The journalist was detained and beaten by...

China: Know more about activist Wang Lihong

Wang Lihong, one of many lesser known activists jailed in China, is facing imminent trial. The blog Free Wang Lihong has published a detailed English biography of her. Amnesty International...

South Korea: 35 Million Users’ Information Leaked in Cyber Attack

Thirty-five million Koreans’ information stored in the South Korean portal site Nate and Cyworld, was hacked in cyber attack from China. One net user from Daum Agora website blamed [ko]...

China: Wen Jiabao in bed for 11 days?

Jing Gao from The Ministry of Tofu questions the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's statement in the press conference of the Wenzhou train crash that he was ill and in bed...

China: Double Frontage

On July 27, 2011, Qianjiang Daily's have two versions of its newspaper's frontpage. One is about Wenzhou train crash, the headline said: Today is the fifth day of the accident,...

China: Chengguan kill handicapped street vendor in daylight

Jing Gao from MInistry of Tofu collects information about a mass incident happened in Guizhou province on July 26, in which two men and one woman from the Chengguan squad,...

China: Ministry of Railways

Twitter user @JAYxiaomuzhu posts a number of T-shirt design using the logo of PRC's Ministry of Railways to protest against its handling of the recent train crash incident in Wenzhou.

China: Prominent ‘Independent Candidate’ Denounces Upcoming Elections

Nearly 100 people have now declared themselves independent candidates in upcoming legislative elections in China, but this week alone has seen one of the more prominent would-be politicians announce his...

Republic of Congo: Is the New ‘Made In Africa’ Tablet Actually Chinese?

A new ‘made in Africa' tablet computer from the Republic of Congo was announced in June 2011 to much fanfare. While technical innovation in Africa is worth celebrating, it's worth...

China: Dead fishes

Heavy rainfall brought hazardous and toxic pollutants in large quantities into the river, killing thousands of fishes in Hai river. You can see the scene at the Ministry of Tofu.

China: Death on the High Speed Rail

C. Custer from China Geeks has a post updating the discussion on the high speed rail crash.

China: Outrage at High-Speed Train Crash

A collision between two high-speed trains in China in the evening of July 23 killed at least 35 people and injured over 200. C. Custer at ChinaGeeks has written about...

Factory Closing in South China

Steve Dickinson from China Law Blog explains that the factory closing phenomena in South China is part of the government's plan to upgrade the manufacturing sector.

China: Bring Your Books to Rural Villages

A prominent Chinese scholar is encouraging netizens to "bring their books to the villages". Now a number of centres have been set up in cities across the country to handle...

Hong Kong and China: Free Ai Weiwei

A remix music video for the Free Ai Weiwei campaign.

China: Elections with Chinese Characteristics

Andy Yee translates New-York based democracy advocate Hu Ping's article on the realities of elections with Chinese characteristics at China Geeks.

China: Investigative reporter team dismantled

Zhan Jiang from China Media Project comments on the dismantling of an investigative reporter team at China Economic Times led by prominent journalist Wang Keqin from the. Zhan believes that...

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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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