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· November, 2012

Stories about China from November, 2012

Chinese Netizens React: People’s Daily Fooled by The Onion

Chinese newspaper People’s Daily made a fool of itself this week when it seriously reported that the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was named Sexiest Man Alive by The Onion,...

Will China's New Leadership Bring More Freedom of Press?

China Central Television (CCTV) has always been considered as government propaganda. However, the past week has seen progress in its news coverage, including that of Ren Jiayu, a young man who...

Protest Against Chinese-owned copper mine in Myanmar

China Digital Times has put together news story of the crackdown of a protest against Chinese-owned copper mine in Monywa, Myanmar. Chinese state-controlled media outlet depicts the protest as the...

South China Sea or Austronesian Sea?

Le Minh Khai thinks that “Austronesian Sea” or “Nusantao Sea” are more appropriate names for the South China Sea referring to Austronesian peoples who navigated the territory in the past....

Chinese Shareholders Trapped in the Stock Market's “Fraud”

As China's economy has been growing, its stock keeps sinking. Why is that so? Many shareholders blame corruption and economic experts call for finance regulation reform.

Politically-Charged Questionnaire Triggers Tibetan Student Protest in China

On November 26, 2012 about one thousand Tibetan students protested in Chabcha County, Qinghai Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, against a politically-charged questionnaire on a Medical School campus .

Spotlight on China's ‘Re-education Through Labour’

Ren Jiayu, a former village official in Chongqing, who was sentenced to re-education through labour for criticizing the government was released and put under the spotlight of state-controlled media. Many...

The Lives of Hui Muslims in China

China’s Hui Muslims is second-largest ethnic minority, ChinaFile shoot a video about the lives of Hui women and what the religion means to them.

China: Top 10 horrible figures of 2012?

This week, Chinese internet users come up with their own list of the “10 Most Horrid People of 2012.” The list was shared on Sina Weibo by “Weekly Commentary” [zh]  (每周评论),...

A Glimpse of the Human Moment of Chinese Leaders

A Chinese micro-blogger, Wang Dongdong tweeted the above image on Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter on November 23, which has been retweeted over 103,000 times. The blogger [zh] said, I really like this...

China's “Great Global Thinkers” for 2012

Samuel Wade from China Digital Times introduced the six Chinese civil society leaders – Chen Guangcheng, Ai Weiwei, Yu Jianrong, Ma Jun, Wang Jisi, Kai-fu Lee – who are listed...

China: Model Sentenced for Posing in a Police Uniform

A model who posted a risque photo of herself in a police uniform was sentenced to 9 months in jail and one-year probation upon court review. Beijing Cream believes that...

Why Are Government Jobs in China So Popular?

More young people sat the National Public Servant Exam this year in China than ever before. Some believe young people seek job security while others worry the private sector is...

Mistresses – China's New Corruption Warriors

In the past week, two corruption cases have been exposed, not by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China (CCP), but by the mistresses or...

Korean Pop Singer PSY to Perform in China

Mainland Chinese will be soon to see the first performance of Korean pop star PSY in China, which will be hosted by Hunan T.V. Beijing Cream has the story.

China: “Most Awesome Nail House” Stands In Middle Of Highway

The picture above is the screen capture of a TV report on a house, which stands in the middle of a highway near the railway station in Taizhou, Wenlin, Zhejiang...

China: Re-education through Labour System Under Fire

A number of state-controlled media outlets ran articles criticizing the process of re-education through the labour system. Some netizens are speculating that this may be a sign of impending legal...

China: Last Words of 19 Tibetans Who Committed Self-Immolation

Tsering Woeser, a dissent writer who reports on the human rights situation in Tibet, has collected 19 last wills and testaments of Tibetans who self-immolated to help people understand their...

Did News Story on Riches of China's Premier Weaken Reformists?

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabo’s final days in office have been tainted by allegations that his family has used their power and influence to amass a personal fortune. The scandal also...

People Believe China's Hope Depends on Democracy

Rachel Wang from Tea Leaf Nation reports on the result of an online poll in Sina Weibo conducted by People's Daily, in which a landslide majority of people vote for...

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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