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· February, 2012

Stories about China from February, 2012

Hong Kong, China: Visual Presentation of Why Hongkongers are Unhappy

Jing Gao from Ministry of Tofu translated an InfoGraphics published by Southern Metropolis Weekly that seeks to visualize Hong Kong people discontent.

China: Young Girl Burned & Disfigured By Son of Government Official

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated some Weibo and forum posts about a brutal crime in Anhui, in which a young girl was burned and disfigured by the son of a local...

Hong Kong: Scandals at the Eve of Chief Executive Selection

Cyril Pereira from Asia Sentinel has an update of the latest development of the selection of Chief Executive (city mayor) in Hong Kong. All candidates picked up by the power...

China, Koreas: Netizens Express Humanitarian Concern Over North Korean Refugees

As the Chinese government continues to repatriate North Korean refugees who succeed in fleeing into China, views among the country's netizens are split but seem to show more sympathy than...

China: 1 Billion Mobile Phone Users

C Custer wrote in Asia Tech News for the World on the latest statistic of mobile users in China. The country's mobile phone users will break 1 billion in February...

Hong Kong, India: Farewell to Hong Kong

A southern Indian diaspora is about to leave Hong Kong for long after working in the city for 16 years. He explains why he won't miss the city in his...

China: Tibetan Matches

A satirical cartoon on the self-immolation of Tibetans and the conflict situation in Tibet. By Gianfranco Uber at Cartoon Movement.

Evil Overlords or Lucky Devils: The Men Who Rule Hong Kong

Time out Hong Kong from ChinaSMACK explains how the fate of Hong Kong is controlled by a number of tycoons while middle class have become slaves in the city.

China, U.S.A: Reading between the lines of Xi Jinping's U.S. visit

China Media Project has translated prominent blogger Yang Hengjun's recent analysis of three statements made by China's future president, Xi Jinping, in his visit to the U.S.A.

Global: Vigils in Solidarity with Tibetans

Since February 2009, 23 Tibetans have self-immolated to protest for a free Tibet and the return of the Dalai Lama. In the month of the Tibetan New Year, activists from...

China: New Monetization Model for Sina Weibo

Jin Ge from China Bubble Watch introduces a new monetization model for Sina Weibo.

China: Wukan Elections Continue and Inspire

Wukan has moved quickly along its path toward clean and fair village elections, inspiring villagers in other parts of the country and winning support from microbloggers all the way up...

China: A Portrayal of Portrayals of Cultural And Ethnic Stereotypes

One Chinese vlogger has gone viral with his impersonation of the accents of a few Asian neighbors and other cultures from around the globe. How much do these differ from...

China: iPads Now Officially Banned

IPads continue to disappear from store shelves in China as Apple remains embroiled in a dispute over the rights to the "IPAD" trademark, registered by a Shenzhen-based company a decade...

China: Bum Rushing The Bus

Some buses in Beijing are so swamped with throngs of people that some have begun climbing over one another just to get a seat or a place to stand.

China: Cosplay Star Loses Battle With Cancer

A popular figure in China's cosplay scene has passed away after an 18-month-long fight against cancer.

China: Online Protest Against the Bear Bile Business

Since early 2011, Gui Zhentang, China's largest bear bile medicine producer, has been trying to apply for stock market launch on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Last year, the application was...

China: Migratory Birds Poisoned and Served in Dining Table

Ministry of Tofu translated a local reports about the poisoning of migratory birds in Hubei province. The dead birds are then headed for dining table in local restaurants.

China: Fascist State?

Roland Farris from Truthout argues that China could be understood as a fascist state with the extension of the role of the nation in all matters, including sports; a sense...

China: The Political Drama of Wang Lijun's “Stress Leave”

Some background on Wang Lijun, the former police chief of Chongqing who sought temporary refuge in a nearby US consulate last week before turning himself over to central government authorities....

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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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