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· December, 2013

Stories about China from December, 2013

31 December 2013

Hundreds of Local Chinese Lawmakers Dismissed Over Massive Bribery Scandal

518 Hengyang lawmakers and 68 staff members were found to have accepted bribes, and 512 lawmakers were dismissed.

30 December 2013

China's Hunan Province: “96.6% Complete on Democracy and Rule of Law”

The Return of Chairman Mao Worship in China

The celebration of Chair Mao's 120th birthday has seen a return of personality worship in China.

29 December 2013

Chinese President Xi Jinping Eats Steam Buns

China's Southern Media Group Turns Back on Anti-Censorship Supporters

The newspaper issued testimony that supports the prosecution of activists who took part in an anti-censorship protest in support of the paper.

26 December 2013

Chinese Challenge State Media's Rosy Take on Mao Zedong's Legacy

"Mao’s biggest crimes were the rectification movement expansion, which killed countless innocent intellectuals; the Great Leap Forward, which led millions of innocent people to starve; and the cruel Cultural Revolution..."

Killing of Two Demolition Officials by Chinese Veteran Farmer Wins Public Sympathy

The arrest of an old farmer for killing two men sent to evict his family in the east China city of Suzhou has provoked outcry on China’s social media.

Debate on the Translation of Christmas into Chinese

Victim of China's One-Child-Policy, 7-year-old Boy Plans Revenge

23 December 2013

Chinese University Professor Quits to Seek Academic Freedom

"I want to be responsible for my own life. The only thing you can change is yourself."

22 December 2013

38 Million Chinese Abandon Pension Insurance

The falling number of people with insurance has revealed serous problems in China’s pension system.

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