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· January, 2012

Stories about China from January, 2012

China: A review of the new high-speed rail between Shenzhen and Guangzhou

Cam from Nanfang writes a review on the newly built high-speed rail service between Shenzhen and Guangzhou. The two train stations locate at the out skirt of the cities but...

China: The legacy of Wukan

David Bandurski from China Media Project blogs about the discussion among Chinese public intellectuals on the political implications of Wukan struggle against land acquisition in Guangdong.

China: US60,000 Per Month Postpartum Recovery Service

Jing Gao from Ministry of Tofu translated a local report and netizen reactions on Shanghai's postpartum recovery service which costs around US60,000 per month.

China: Girl and Boyfriend Rental for Chinese Lunar New Year

Jacky Huang from ChinaHush introduces a shopping item, girl/boyfriend rental for Chinese New Year, in Taobao, a most popular online shopping website in China.

China: Redpad for Government Official Only

China Bubble Watch blogs about the introduction of Red-pad, an electronic device similar to i-pad but sold at a price (RMB9,999) twice as high as an Apple i-pad exclusively to...

China: Not Worried About Twitter's Decision to Self-Censor

Twitter announced this week that, with an eye on global profits, it has decided to begin censoring content prohibited in the various markets in which the company has users. Although...

Taiwan: 2012 Election Sets Example for Mainland Chinese Democratization

On January 14, Taiwan held its presidential and legislative election. In the wake of the polls, netizens wonder if Taiwan can set an example for the future democratization in mainland...

Video Highlights: Music, Indigenous Initiatives, Indignation and Wonder

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories including video from Latin America, East Asia, Middle East and North Africa and Eastern and Central Europe, selected by Juliana Rincón...

China: Kashgar’s City

Josh from Xinjiang far west China blogs about the future transformation of Kashgar city in Xinjiang. The old city's traditional mud home would be turned into modern buildings according to...

Questions for China’s democracy opponents

David Bandurski from China Media Project introduced a discussion among mainland Chinese public opinion leaders on the Taiwan presidential election and translated a Weibo post which raised a series of...

China: ‘Anti-American Warrior’ Gets Head Stuck in DC Airport Escalator

One of China's fiercest critics of liberal values hasn't had much to say after he injured his head on an escalator in Washington, DC, on a trip to the US...

Why do I wish to see Hong Kong's independence

Amid a series of social and cultural clashes between Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese, Hong Kong netizen Marie Meow has written an open letter (English translation here) on Facebook exploring...

Hong Kong Rethinks its Relationship with Mainland China

15 years after Hong Kong's return to mainland China, Hong Kongers have little mood for celebration. Tensions run deep between Hong Kongers and mainlanders. Bloggers and social critics explore recent...

China: Tibet Burns, But Where Are the Chinese Public Intellectuals?

Since 2009, there have been at least 17 Tibetan self-immolation incidents in China. The public discussion about Tibetan protests is dominated by state controlled media, while those who usually speak...

China and Hong Kong: Train Scuffle Ignites Cross-Border Fury

A passenger scuffle over mainland Chinese tourists eating food on a train in Hong Kong, is the latest of a series of cross-border controversies between China and Hong Kong, amidst...

Three trends on China’s internet in 2011

China Media Project translated Beijing University Professor, Hu Yong's article regarding three major trends on the development of China internet in 2011.

China: Prostituting to Defend Sex Workers’ Rights

After witnessing a police raid on a low-end brothel, one feminist activist has offered pro bono sex services in support of her sisters, using the experience also to make a...

What it means to be “Chinese” in Hong Kong

Zhongnanhai looks into the identity politics in Hong Kong in relation to mainland China, a motherland and a new colonizer.

China: What is inside Spring Festival passengers’ bags?

Annie Lee from China Hush translated a local online news feature looking into the inside of the spring festival passengers’ bags.

Serial killers in China

Robert Foyle Hunwick from DANWEI looks into the profiles of a number of serial killers in China. Who had they killed and why?

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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