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· August, 2011

Stories about China from August, 2011

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China: Who Could Have Known The Libyans Hate Gaddafi?

  30 August 2011

One of China's top military analysts at home, has turned the official line on Libya into something of a joke, and abroad, China's nominal support for Gaddafi may end up costing the country oil contracts and much more. Netizens look at the lessons Beijing could stand to learn.

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China and USA: Joe Biden's Noodle Meal

  30 August 2011

The United States Vice President Joe Biden ended his six-day official visit to China on 22 August, 2011. Most Chinese people do not know whether or not there there has been any diplomatic achievement during this trip, their attention is instead focused on the bowl of noodles Biden had in Beijing. Oiwan Lam explains more.

China: Soaring number of female political prisoners

  29 August 2011

The Dui Hua Foundation's Human Rights Journal explores the issue of the fast growing number of female political prisoners in China. This presents unique challenges, including male-on-female violence, childbirth in prison, and the overcrowding of women's prisons.

China: The broken education system in the countryside

  29 August 2011

Tom, an American who works in education in rural China and blogs at Seeing Red in China, shares his first-hand teaching experience in the Guangxi province, and analyses some of the systemic problems in the educational system of China's countryside.

China and Britain: how do they compare?

  27 August 2011

A British who has settled in China recounts his observations about the differences between the daily life in China and Britain, and how Britain has changed since he last visited there a year ago: “Great Britain is my home, and I love it, but it does feel like many of...

China: Independent Candidate Disqualified from Preliminary Round

  26 August 2011

Sophie from China Digital Times reports on how independent candidate from Lijiang Neighborhood in Panyu District of Guangzhou, Liang Shuxin, had been disqualified by the Neighborhood Committee under the pretext of an affirmative quota that restricts the candidates to non-Chinese Communist Party members and female.

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China: Three Public Expenditures and State Secrets

  25 August 2011

In China, the term, "three public expenditures" or san gong jingfei, refers to government expenses for overseas trips, food and entertainment and public vehicles. The three expenditures have been considered by the general public as one of the main sources of corruption of government officials.

China: Chinese porn culture

  24 August 2011

James Griffiths from DAWEI looks into the history of Chinese porn and interviews Katrien Jacobs, a professor in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, whose new book People’s Pornography: Sex and Surveillance on the Chinese Internet will be published in October 2011.

China: the first gay wedding in Shenzhen

  22 August 2011

DongXia He from China Hush translated a report from Southern Metropolis Daily on the wedding of a gay couple in Shenzhen. It is the first gay wedding made public in the city.

China-Africa Project Hope

  22 August 2011

China Media Project translated some local news about some doubts and questions about the 26-year-old chairperson, Lu Xingyu, of the China-Africa Project Hope, who defends herself against public criticism by describing her position as “second-generation benevolent”.

China: Teahouse Culture in Chengdu

  22 August 2011

Sascha interviews a Sichuan comedian, Li Bo Qing abou the teahouse culture in Chengdu. The city's teahouse is similar to the salon in France where citizen would spend the afternoon talking about current affair.

We survived a day in China

  20 August 2011

Victor H. Mair, Professor of Chinese Language and Literature at the University of Pennsylvania translated an internet cartoon to show how Chinese social criticism and black humor at work. (via DANWEI)

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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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