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· October, 2013

Stories about China from October, 2013

23 October 2013

Chinese Newspaper Defies Censors, Publishes Front-Page Call for Journalist's Release

Reporter Chen Yongzhou was detained by police after the publication of his numerous investigative reports on the business practices of a large Chinese construction company.

Three Lessons on Dating in China

19 October 2013

Viral Video Compares Chinese Top Leaders to Kung Fu Masters

Viral video in China: What kind of leaders do you want? American idols or Kungfu masters?

17 October 2013

Arbitrary TV License Decision Undermines Hong Kong Freedom of Speech

Hong Kong people believe that the government screened out a new free-to-air Television competitor due to political reasons.

China's Agenda in the World Media Summit

16 October 2013

Chinese Party Paper Bashes Former Google China Chief Lee Kaifu

China’s Party magazine “Party Building” recently published “Ten Questions for Lee Kaifu”[zh], questioning the former Google China chief and online celebrity’s citizenship status, his motives, his public comments and political...

13 October 2013

Chinese Journalist Arrested After Exposing Corruption Online

Liu Hu was formally arrested after seven weeks of detention on charges related to his posts on Sina Weibo detailing the alleged corruption of four high-ranking officials.

11 October 2013

Suicide Shines Light on Harsh Reality Faced by China's Rural Teachers

Cheng Xinggui jumped into a river, killing himself on July 17, 2013 after bureacracy prevented him from receiving his due wages after two decades of teaching.

9 October 2013

China's Air Pollution Monitoring Network: Too Little, Too Late?

Heavy smog descended on Beijing and the surrounding area over the recent week-long holiday, pressuring Chinese authorities to unveil a pollution monitoring system. Netizens were not satisfied.

Chinese Netizens React: What is Patriotism?

6 October 2013

Hong Kong: Say No to Ivory Trade and Crafts

A coalition of concerned individuals and NGOs, Hong Kong for Elephants, rallied on October 4 calling on the Hong Kong Government to destroy its entire stockpile of 25 tonnes of...

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