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· April, 2012

Stories about China from April, 2012

China: Populist Politics in China

  30 April 2012

Mary Ann O'Donnell from Shenzhen Noted blogs about her conversation with a friend about Chongqing former mayor Bo Xilai's populist politics which might have undermined the one-party political system.

A look into China's ‘red aristocracy’

  28 April 2012

The Stream, a social media community with a daily TV show on Al Jazeera, has put together content from different social media sources about Chinese billionaires, known as the ‘red aristocracy’ for their connections with Communist Party leadership.

Chinese blind lawyer and activist Chen Guangcheng flees house arrest

  27 April 2012

Chinese blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng has reportedly escaped from his well-guarded house in Dongshigu (Shandong) after more than a year of house arrest. Sources report he entered the US embassy in Beijing. He has put out a video  denouncing corruption, exposing abuses  and expressing “extreme concern” about the consequences...

China: New vBlog Weibo Today

  25 April 2012

Blogger Elle Lee launched its new vBlog Weibo Today a month ago, a weekly online show in English about the hottest topics on China's social networks.

Video: Mobile Phone Megaphone Project for Chinese Immigrants in the US

  23 April 2012

The Megaphone project has allowed communities to express their thoughts and aspirations through mobile technology since 2003. The latest incarnation is in New York City as Chinese Immigrants document their daily life, thoughts and dreams using mobile technology, with a video explaining a bit more about the process.

China: Crackdown on Large Dogs Again

  18 April 2012

The city of Harbin in northeastern Heilongjing province in China has enforced a new regulation that prohibits residents from raising dogs which are over 50 cm tall and 70 cm long. Many dog owners in Harbin have tied signs reading SOS around their pets’ necks to protest the ban. (More...

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China: What is Causing the Death of Endangered Finless Porpoises?

  17 April 2012

More than a dozen corpses of the Finless Porpoise, a species even more rare than the Giant Panda, have been found in Dongting Lake in Hubei and Hunan provinces since March 2012. Chinese micro-bloggers are keeping each other updated on the situation while trying to determine the reasons for the deaths of this critically endangered species, as the government is yet to confirm the death toll and put forward a rescue plan.

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China: Feminist Questions ‘Date NGO Girls’ Charity Event

  16 April 2012

A nonprofit organization that supports the development of NGOs recently introduced a charity event in Beijing to help young female NGO staffers to find their marriage match. However, prominent feminist blogger Lu Ping questions why charities and NGOs are spending resources to promote a culture that reinforces gender, marriage and sexual stereotypes.

Chinese Africans in Hong Kong

  16 April 2012

The Republic of the Gambia has no consulate in Hong Kong. But the city has a population of Mainland Chinese Gambian passport holders seeking residency in HK via the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (CIES). More from David Webb.

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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