Stories about China from November, 2011
China: New Tactics to Rally Around Blind Activist Lawyer
Andy Yee translated an activist, Xiao Cuo's suggestion on sustainable tactics to support blind activist lawyer, Chen Guangcheng who have been detained by the local government in Shandong for more than one year.
China: Sina's Credibility Crisis
B.Bishop looks into Sina's credibility crisis with its investors and offers some suggestions to the company.
China: Economic News Roundup
The China Digital Times has a news roundup about potential economic risks in China.
China: Regulation on Entertainment excessiveness
Recently the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) has issued another regulation, the prohibition of interruption of dramas with ads, to address the issue of “entertainment excessiveness”. The China media project further discusses how the institutional nature of the television networks that will be impacted by the SARFT...
China, Macedonia: Chinese Netizens Outraged by School Bus Donation
The news of a Chinese government donation of 23 school buses to the Republic of Macedonia on 25 November, has outraged Chinese netizens, who are mourning for the death of 19 preschool kids in a car accident in Gansu province on 16 November.
Video: Plural+ 2011 Awards Young Filmmakers
Youth from around the globe were awarded in New York for their thought-provoking short films showing their proposals for making society more peaceful and multicultural by addressing the topics of diversity, migration and social inclusion.
More Pressure on the Chinese Government, Not Less
Chinese Human Rights Defenders argued against the “quiet diplomacy” approach put forward by Chen Min in New York Times on November 16, 2011 by looking into the case of blind activist Chen Guangcheng in Shangdong.
China: Inflation Comic
A comic picture by Sick Chili using the concept of Tank man to mock the inflation in China.
Comparing China and Other Countries
He Bing posted a set of photos comparing China with other countries. Archer Wang from Ministry of Tofu explained the context of the comparison.
China: Nude Protest
Chinese netizens post their nude pictures on the internet after Beijing police started investigating dissident-artist Ai Weiwei for spreading pornography online. (Via Shanghaiist)
China: United States Begins ‘Pacific Century’, Online Nationalism Follows
As the US quickly asserts its position in the Asia-Pacific region, nationalist sentiment has leapt at similar speed from somewhat marginalized online communities to the top of China's largest blog portals.
North Korea Opens its Door for Tourists, But Cellphones are Not Allowed
North Korea, one of the world's most reclusive states, opens its door a tiny crack for tourists to earn hard currency. But tourists are forbidden from bringing cellphone, sending an email and talking to ordinary North Koreans. A travel blogger from the Tripified.ca left sarcastic comments on North Korea's tourism...
China: Nanjing sanitation workers on strike
On November 16th, Nanjing sanitation workers went on strike and dumped huge piles of garbage in the street to protest their poor treatment and unsatisfactory pay. More from Shanghaiist.
China: Reactions to the Police's Clearing Out of Wall Street Protesters
Fauna from ChinaSMACK has translated some online discussion about the clearing out of Wall Street protest by the New York Police force.
China's Real Estate Bubbles
Sascha from Chengdu Living has written down some frontline observations of the real estate bubble in China.
China: Suicide Civil Servants in Depression or ‘Being Depressed'?
It is well-known that ordinary people who petition against injustice and corruption have been diagnosed as having mental illnesses in China. Recently, a similar diagnosis, this time depression, has been given to civil servants and government officials who have committed suicide.
China: “Elimination of ‘Ai Weiweis’ is the Trend of Society”
Siweluozi translated Chinese government's mouthpiece Global Times‘s commentary on netizens’ action in lending money to prominent artist-activist Ai Weiwei for paying his tax.
China: Photo Captures Plight of 58 Million ‘Left Behind Children’
A photo showing a little girl caring for her baby brother in a classroom in rural China has caused an online stir. It reflects the country's long-standing social problem of children who are left behind by their parents going to work in the cities.
China: Mapping the Petroleum and Mineral Deposits of the Tibetan Plateau
Tibetan Plateau blog published a preliminary map and database of petroleum and mineral deposits of the Tibetan Plateau, which seeks to provide an overview of publicaly available information regarding petroleum and mineral deposits in Tibet.
China: No Justice for Sex Assault Victims
Zeng Jinyan discusses about the fate of sex assault victims in China. Instead of justice, they are consumed by media and some of them have to face further prosecution by the government authorities.
China: Free Guangcheng, Dark Glasses Portraits
Concerned citizens in Mainland China express their support for blind activist Chen Guangcheng by wearing dark glasses. They demand the Shangdong Government free Chen and his family who has been under house arrest for more than one year since his release from prison in September 2010 (via acopy.net).