Stories about China from October, 2013
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.
Jocelyn Eikenburg from Speaking of China shared her experience in cross-cultural dating in China. The three lessons she had learned are: 1. Actions matter more than words; 2. Keep that past relationship in the past; and 3. It takes a lot longer to meet the parents.
China Watch Twitters spotted a news tweets which was quickly deleted about the government's investigation on Zhou Yongkang's corruption case. Is it a rumor? Or a glimpse of the truth? Beijing cream put a spotlight on the discussion.
Viral video in China: What kind of leaders do you want? American idols or Kungfu masters?
Qian Gang looks into the political implications of recent state propaganda of “Fengqiao experience” (or Maple Bridge Experience) which took place in Zhejiang province during the Mao's era in early 1960s as a local governance model under the new China leadership.
Joe from ChinaSMACK translated a news story about a middle school in Guiyang city, Guizhou province, that forced students to wear SWAT police uniforms and participate in the demolition of illegal structures. In China, demolition armies are as notorious as Chengguan on account of their violent actions against rural villagers who...
Hong Kong people believe that the government screened out a new free-to-air Television competitor due to political reasons.
David Bandurski from China Media project reported on the World Media Summit which took place in Beijing between October 8-10. To sum up, the World Media Summit, this ostensible back-slapping affair offering an opportunity for media leaders to talk media strategy, is fundamentally about China projecting its influence over global...
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 views.
Fauna from China SMACK translated a terrible news story about a man in rural China who sawed off his own leg at home because he had no money to go to hospital to have a proper surgery.
Zhao Huimin, director of the Beijing Foreign Affairs Office, was quoted in a T.V interview: Our Chinese cooking styles also contribute a lot to PM 2.5 density. We hope Beijing citizens corporate with us and work with the government to clean the air. Offbeat China wrote a round-up on Chinese...
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.
The film adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby has found sympathizers among Chinese young men, who share Gatsby's frustration in love and in life in modern China. TeaLeafNation has more.
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.
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.
In the wake of the National Holidays, China's state media CCTV interviewed people on the streets and asked: “what is patriotism?”. You can imagine the huge gap in response between young and old (or conservative versus liberal). Offbeat China has translated some comments online and the discussion continues there, begging the question...
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 confiscated ivory.
Chinese netizens expressed their discontent on the draft inheritance tax law as the proposed exclusion starts rather low at RMB 800,000 yuan. Instead of balancing the wealth gap, netizens believed that the new law is to steal money from the working middle class. More from Offbeat China.