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· February, 2014

Stories about China from February, 2014

Chinese Netizens React to Ukraine Revolution

  27 February 2014

While the current Ukraine revolution has many Chinese asking: “When are we going to take to the streets?”, netizens also learned from Ukraine that democracy isn’t the answer to all problems. Law professor Dong Zhiwei, a long-standing advocate of constitutionalism in China, called the anti-government protests in Ukraine a “coup” that is more...

China: A Survey of City Pollution

  19 February 2014

Greenpeace has released its 2013 survey on air pollution in China. Dan Harris suggested foreign corporates should consider the index before picking their offices’ locations. The summary of the Greenpeace report in English can be found in China Hush.

China Central TV Blames Beijing Government for Air Pollution

  16 February 2014

Beijing has reached Red Alert Levels of Smog during the past few days. China's state media CCTV wrote some comments on Sina Weibo on Feb 15, 2014, blaming Beijing government's impotency: 连续几天的沉默,说明了一个问题,严重雾霾天气多了,民众自然就会麻木,社会也会熟视无睹,但央视财经提醒的是,政府不能当瞎子,它必须要肩负起自己的责任,守土要有责,莫无知!无畏!无为!所以,央视财经大声的问一句,这里,还有人管雾霾吗? Several days of silence indicates one problem: with constant smog, people will become numb, the society will turn a blind...

Why It's Hard to Say “I Love You” in Chinese

  16 February 2014

Roseann Lake from ChinaFile explores why it's hard for Chinese to say “I Love You” in their own language from historical and sociological perspectives. The piece has also introduced an experiment about Chinese brain and its relation to love and romance. 

China: Cleaning Up The Yellow

  12 February 2014

扫黄 pic.twitter.com/GuCIkzcRF3 — 变态辣椒 (@remonwangxt) February 11, 2014 In Chinese language, the color yellow also signifies sex and pornography. The crackdown of sex industry and pornographic materials is termed as “cleaning-up the yellow”. Political cartoonist @remonwangxt's latest work is about the “Cleaning-up yellow” campaign in China.

China Dissidents Going to the U.S

  12 February 2014

Patrick Lozada from Beijing Cream discussed the phenomena that many dissidents who have left China would turn up joining the Right Wing organizations in the U.S. He pointed out the dilemma of the current situation: I understand why they do it. You can say bad things about China in China...

Family Reunion and the Chinese New Year

  9 February 2014

Jocelyn Eikenburg describes how she spent the first few days of the Chinese New Year with her husband's family in China. I’ve already attended four huge dinners with family, where the dining tables often become a cacophony of laughing and shouting (often because of those drinking games involving baijiu). I’ve...

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