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· October, 2013

Stories about China from October, 2013

China: Photoshop Propaganda Explained

Halloween Costume with Chinese Character

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

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...

CCTV News Tweets About Zhou Yongkang Corruption Case

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?...

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?

China's Maple Bridge Experience and Local Governance

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...

China: School Forces Students To Participate in Forced Demolition

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...

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

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...

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...

Man Saws Off Own Leg In Rural China

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...

Official Blames Chinese Cooking Style for Polluting Air

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...

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.

The Great Gatsby Resonates with Urban Chinese Youth

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. 

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.

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?

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...

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...

China: Netizens’ Reaction to Inheritance Tax Proposal

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...

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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