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· November, 2013

Stories about China from November, 2013

China: Ai Weiwei's Flower Protest

The Chinese government has restricted artist-activist Ai Weiwei from traveling outside the country since 2011 when he was prosecuted with Tax evasion. To express his discontent, he decided to put...

Political Prisoners of China Playing Cards

Anthony Tao reviewed a card game at Kotaku. It is called “Political Prisoners of China Playing Cards”. The two jokers are: Xi Jinping and Hu Jintao. Top political prisoner is...

Chinese Local Media Silent on Deadly Qingdao Explosion

"Censorship will always exist, but the media's real strength of character can always find a way to show its courage and conscience."

Wanted Tiananmen Activist Rebuffed in Attempt to Surrender to China Again

Wu'er Kaxi turned himself to the Hong Kong government in the airport and asked for extradition to mainland China as a fugitive. But he was expelled to Taiwan shortly after.

Tiananmen Student Activist Asks Hong Kong Government to Arrest Him

Tiananmen student activist, Wu’er Kaixi, was landed in Hong Kong International airport today (November 25), initially for flight transit. However, he refused to get onto the plane and asked the...

China to Do Away With Labor Camps

"Detention is a poisonous tree and we’re happy to see it eradicated. But the soil is still there. Some kind of variation of the camps will definitely grow out of...

General Motors’ Headquarters Move Out of China

China Law Blog's guest writer Greg Anderson commented on the recent announcement on General Motors’ decision to move its international headquarters from Shanghai to Singapore. To answer the question, the...

Chinese Netizens Say Farewell to American Embassador Gary Locke

What is the reason behind the resignation of Gary Locke, the American ambassador to China? Chinese netizens are wondering.

Chinese Netizens Confused by China's Reform Plans

TeaLeafNation translated some Chinese netizens’ reactions to the document released after the Third Plenum, a high-level meeting to discuss China’s future development. Many Chinese find the document, called Plenum Communiqué confusing and...

China, Stop Calling Uyghur Muslims Terrorists

Uyghur people are more and more often associated with the term "terrorist" in China. Such labeling has turned random individual criminal acts into the collective responsibility of an ethnic minority.

China to Ease One-child Policy

Off-beat China translated some Chinese netizens reactions to the loosening up one-child policy. The new “long-term balanced development of the population” approach will give more autonomy for city residents to...

What Are Xi's Plans for China's Media?

David Bandurski from China media project looked into the media policy of the new leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, in particular after the Third Plenum meeting. Against the background...

China: Domestic or Foreign Role for New National Security Committee?

The establishment of a new top-level authority - State Security Committee (NSC) - was announced by the Chinese Communist Party on November 12, 2013.

Can a Foreigner Becomes a Chinese Communist Party Member?

Marco Loglio, a long-term Shenzhen expat from Italy, attempted to apply for Chinese Communist Party Membership to help protect the environment and conserve the culture. But he found out that...

Bachelor's Day Sets Online Shopping Record Again

November 11 is the Bachelor's Day in China and a time for online shopping. Yesterday the online e-commerce platform Alibaba set a world record when it processed more than $5.75...

China: Vagina Talk

Beijing Foreign Studies University Gender Activism Club organized an online photo display of “My Vagina says…” Joe from ChinaSMACK translated a number of vagina statements.

‘The More Truth You Know, the More Distressed You Feel': China's Journalists’ Day

Amid an ongoing crackdown in the country, Chinese journalists reflected on the state of the industry on Journalists' Day.

Beijing's Air Pollution Scares Rafael Nadal

The Li-Ning Tower details how Beijing's air pollution has affected world's top tennis players such as Rafael Nadal and how it may affect future tournaments in China. 

Sex Education, Chinese-Style

Liz Carter from Tea Leaf Nation introduces the readers to a viral video teaching parents how to explain sex to their kids. Most parents in China will tell their kids...

China's People Liberation Army Propaganda on Sino-U.S Relation

Andrew Chubb from South Sea Conversation highlighted a “leaked” documentary video produced for China's People Liberation Army on U.S foreign politics and its role in the disintegration of former USSR...

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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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