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· August, 2012

Stories about China from August, 2012

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Controversial Tibet Theme Park Project Launched

  30 August 2012

Tibetan dissidents have described the USD 4.7 billion Chinese project as the “Disneyfication of Tibet.“ The park will first be used to shoot 'Princess Wencheng', a film about the niece of a Tang-dynasty emperor who married a Tibetan king.

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Tracking Counterfeit Medicines in the Developing World

  30 August 2012

Some 700,000 people die annually from fake malaria and tuberculosis drugs alone. The WHO reports that the annual earnings from substandard or counterfeit drugs stand at about USD 200 billion. More important than its economic impact, counterfeit medicines pose a significant global public health problem.

Chinese Weapons Flooding Africa

Deborah Brautigam from China in Africa provided more background information about the importation of Chinese Weapons in African countries and explained the incentive of arms sale is from private sector: As we saw in the notorious Libya case, it appears that Chinese companies with their own balance sheets are “going...

Chinese Style Romance

  28 August 2012

Jing Gao from Ministry of Tofu has translated a Chinese video that explains the material conditions of love relation in China.

China: Editor's Suicide Prompts Reflection, Reproach

  28 August 2012

Xu Huaiqian, the chief editor of the People’s Daily‘s “Earth” supplement committed suicide last week on 22 of August, 2012. He once said during his lifetime that what pained him was that what he dared to think he dared not say, what he dared to say he dared not write,...

China: Collapsed Highway In Harbin

  27 August 2012

On August 24, 2012, a highway suddenly collapsed and killed three people in Harbin, Heilongjiang province. Acitizen journalist video backed up and translated by Beijing Cream at Youtube shows what the disaster scene looked like.

China: Neil Bush on Sina Weibo

  27 August 2012

Former U.S president's brother Neil Bush has a Sina Weibo account with more than 120 thousand followers. His recent joke about joining the Chinese Communist Party has caught some attention in Chinese social media. (via Beijing Cream)

China: Open Letter to Car-Smashing “Patriots”

  23 August 2012

The territorial conflict between Japan and China has led to a series of protests in major Chinese cities, with angry patriots smashing Japanese vehicles. In response to such action, a Japanese car owner issued an open letter to the patriots. Rachael from Tea Leaf Nation translates the letter and puts...

China: Power Cut at Indie Film Festival

  23 August 2012

Wendy Qian from China Digital Times translates Beijing Indie film circle's discussion about the sudden power cut at the opening of this year's Indie Film Festival.

The Day I Got Arrested in China

  20 August 2012

Hannah from Seeing Red in China blogs about his experience of being stopped and detained by traffic police for a suspected car stolen case while driving back from a trip to the Great Wall.

Comment on Death by China

  20 August 2012

C. Custer finds the upcoming documentary Death By China by Peter Navarro sensational, arrogant and distorting.

China: Anti-Japanese Protests

  19 August 2012

A series of anti-Japanese protests in major Chinese cities has been triggered off by the arrest of Hong Kong activists who landed on the disputed Diaoyu Island by the Japan government. The Nanfang.com reported on the protests in Shenzhen and Guangzhou today on 19 August 2012.

Nationalism in Hong Kong

  19 August 2012

Dictionary of Politically Incorrect Hong Kong Cantonese discusses about the political contradictions of Hong Kong activists who travelled to Diaoyu Island against Japanese territorial claim.

Where is the flag of the Republic of China?

  18 August 2012

A number of activists from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau landed the Diaoyu island on August 15. While mainland Chinese media gave large coverage to the news as it reasserted China's territorial claim over the disputed island, the flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) was missing in many of...

What Is A Chinese Orgy Actually Like?

  18 August 2012

A set of orgy photos leaked out online featuring three pairs of swingers, all are government officials and their wives. Anthony Tao from Beijing Cream picked up the buzz and continued the discussion on the Chinese orgy culture.

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Is China's Africa Policy Failing?

  15 August 2012

The news of a Chinese mining boss being allegedly killed by striking workers in Zambia has caught Chinese netizens' attention, prompting them to compare the working conditions in both countries and question China's policy of 'development-aid diplomacy' in Africa.

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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