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· January, 2013

Stories about China from January, 2013

Two Versions of Mao's China: History Retouched as Propaganda

A collage of historical photos showing two versions of Chinese history during the Mao's era (1949-1976) published by micro-blogger @Pongyoung with a brief comment: "How history has been amended?", has...

Survey of China's 24 most corrupt officials in 2012

Barry van Wyk from DANWEI highlighted a survey conducted by the Crisis Management Research Center at Renmin University which looked into 24 cases of corruption that became public knowledge on...

China: Air Pollution in Major Cities

Jacky Huang from China Hush translated a local media feature on the problem of air pollution in major Chinese cities. According to a report published by National environmental analysis of...

China: Campaign to Halt the Execution of a Woman Victim of Domestic Violence

Amnesty International launched a campaign against the execution of a Chinese woman, Li Yan, who shot her husband to death in self-defense. Li had been abused by her husband since...

China: Land collapses in Guangzhou

A 300 sq metres piece of land sank suddenly in Guangzhou Kangwang Road on 28 of January, dragging surrounding buildings underground. The 9 meters deep is near a subway construction...

Chinese apologize to Tibetans

A Facebook Page: Chinese Apologize to Tibetans has been set up by a group of overseas Chinese activists to collect information about the human right situation in Tibet.

Tibetans Outraged by Chinese TV Drama on Tibet

A recent TV drama, Tibet's Secret, has outraged many Tibetans who criticize that the director Liu Depin for distorting Tibetan culture and religion. As the drama was broadcasted in the...

Video: China's Social Media Landscape

TeaLeafNation editor David Wertime speaks at Harvard University about China's social media landscape and challenges and advantages with social media reporting.

“Stop Erasing Hong Kong's History”

To prevent Hong Kong's government from destroying public records, citizens call for legislation to protect public archives and the citizens' right to access government information. As one of the supporter...

China: Uyghur Pizza

Skills of a Chinese Police Porn Examiner

Alia from China Beat puts together a picture about the work and requirement of being a police Porn examiner in China: To be a porn examiner, one has to be...

Mainland China's Demand on Infant Formula Milk Becomes a Global Issue

The news about anti-Chinese sentiment in Australia, Germany and the Netherlands as a result of the shortage of infant forumla milk is widely discussed in Hong Kong. Dictionary of Politically...

Sina Picks Kai-Fu Lee as China's Most Influential Micro-blogger

The former head of Google China Kai-Fu Lee, is the most influential man in China’s micro-blogging world, according to Sina Weibo. He topped the popular micro-blogging platform's recently released list,...

China: Viral love diary of mistress ends career of a senior propaganda official

Another sex scandal exposed online by the mistress of Yi Junqing, a senior propaganda official has brought Yi down. Ministry of Tofu has the full story.

China's Resistance Art Beyond Ai Weiwei

Social resistance in the form of action art is getting popular in China. This post introduces readers to an action art group - Made-in-J Town - which staged several body...

The Cultural Aspect of Wildlife Trade in China

Terroir from Beijing Cream criticizes professional photojournalist Patrick Brown's photographs series, Trading to Extinction for being over simplified in the explanation of wildlife trade in China as “naive” and “greed”:...

China: Top 10 Independent Movies of 2012

Shelly Kraicer, a China-based writer and film curator offered a list of the best Chinese independent films made in 2012. ChinaFile has more details.  

Scholars Call for an End to China's One-Child Policy

China's one-child policy is unshakeable, top family planning official announced on January 14.The announcement, which dismissed speculation that the one-child policy would be scrapped, has triggered another heated debate on...

Outspoken Critic Attacked at Book Promotion in China

On January 13, 2013 at a promotion event in Beijing for his book the Whole World Knows, 45-year-old Li Pengcheng, an outspoken critic and former soccer columnist, was slapped on...

China's Transparent Reporting on Air Pollution

Beijing's record-breaking pollution has been reported by both Chinese and international media for the past few days. What's surprising is the official media's transparency in reporting about pollution, a topic often...

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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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