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· June, 2012

Stories about China from June, 2012

China:Famous School Teacher Harassed Boys

FMN reported that a deputy principal of high school affiliated with East China Normal University has been accused of having harassing his male students at school. Several victims decided to...

China: Support for ObamaCare

At Tea Leaf Nation, David Wertime looks at reactions to the US Supreme Court's vote yesterday in support of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). “Evil capitalism. Why...

Korean ‘Comfort Women’ Photo Exhibit Sabotaged in Japan

A South Korean photographer explains his ordeal in holding an exhibition in Japan that documents aging 'Comfort Women', the term used for Koreans drafted as sex slaves by the Japanese...

China: Guangdong Village Riots over Land Sale

China Digital Times translates a Caijing news story about a village riot in Guangdong province against local government's secret land sale deal.

China: Local Residents Clash with Police in Shaxi, Guangdong

Police from Shaxi, a city in China Guangdong Province, confirmed on their official Weibo account a barrage of police officers during a public protest. The protest was sparked on Monday,...

China: Shanghai Metro Blames Sexual Harassment on Women's Immodest Clothing

Jing Gao from Ministry of Tofu reported a debate in reaction to Shanghai Metro's microblog post, which blames sexual harassment on women's immodest dressing. While some women have stood up...

China: Reporter Resigns for Dirty Joke About Female Astronaut

Female astronaut Liu Yang has come to represent the recent launch of the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft, a space mission for the manifestation of China's national glory. Prior to this, a...

China: Victim of Late Term Abortion Labelled as Traitor

The father of the aborted seven-month-old fetus, Deng Jiyuan, upon interviewed with a German reporter was labelled as traitor of the country and the local government mobilized residents to protest...

China: An Account of Citizen Disappearance

Cao Yaxue from Seeing Red in China has translated civil rights activist Xu Zhiyong's account of his recent disappearance – a more than 24 hours interrogation and illegal detention.

China: Bridge Blogger List

DANWEI has presented its annual Model Worker Awards 2012, a list of the best specialist websites, blogs and online sources of information about China.

5 Web Sites on Chinese Philanthropy in English

If you are interested in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and desire to know more of  Chinese philanthropy, Helen's “5 Web Sites on Chinese Philanthropy in English” might be a good start...

Hong Kong: Leading English Newspaper Turns Red?

A series of recently leaked email exchanges between the chief editor and sub-editor of a leading English newspaper in Hong Kong, regarding the coverage of mainland Chinese political activist Li...

China: NGOs Struggle Under the ‘Big Government’

A TV host's comment on the Hunan education authority's uncooperative attitude towards a rural teacher training program has turned into a national debate on whether or not the Chinese NGOs...

China: Space Missions or Social Development?

On June 16, China successfully launched its Shenzhou-9 capsule into space. Some netizens have criticized the government's excessive spending on a space mission whilst basic social needs are still lacking...

China: Africans Protest a Suspicious Death in Police Custody

Chinese public opinion has been highly divisive following a protest involving hundreds of African residents of Guangzhou this week, sparked by the suspicious police station death of a member of...

Ai Weiwei's lawyer was missing as the tax hearing approaches

Upon the hearing of the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei’s tax case hearing on Wednesday, Ai told the Guardian that he was warned by the police to stay away from...

China, Hong Kong: ‘Happy Ad’ for Student Abortions Ignites Debate

A hospital in mainland China has advertised a special installment payment package for university students, for getting abortions conveniently in the event of accidental or unwanted pregnancies. The hospital's marketing...

Hong Kong, China: Military Vehicles Entered the City

Dictionary of Politically Incorrect Hong Kong Cantonese posted photos and video taken by netizens on the night of June 15th, showing military vehicles of the People Liberation Army running on...

China: Must Private Charity have Government Blessing?

China Media Project has translated a commentary on the recent discussion about the development of charity in China. The commentary is triggered off by a criticism made by a TV...

China: Late-Term Abortion Forced by Corrupt Officials

Images of a woman forced to undergo a late-term abortion in Ankang Shaanxi Province in China have been circulating widely in Chinese social media and micro-blogging platforms triggering furious reactions.

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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