Stories about China from April, 2014
How to Rent an Apartment in China
Chengdu Living teaches readers how to rent an apartment in China without going through the agent by giving a 5 step-to-step guide.
China: Party Mouthpiece Urges Not to Use Non-Chinese Words
The Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily has been advocating the public to stop the direct use of non-Chinese words such as “iPhone” and “Wi-fi” in the Chinese language. Anthony Tao from Beijing Cream compared such attitude with autism.
Some See a Success Story. Others See a ‘Thieving’ Undocumented Immigrant
Betty Wong was smuggled into Hong Kong from mainland China in 2003 when she was 8. Her story, from undocumented immigrant to medical student, was met with online attacks.
MH370: Australian Prime Minister Talks Up Hunt for Missing Airliner
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott talks up the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner MH370.
China's Revised Environmental Law Toughens Penalties Against Polluters
The new law lends more power to environmental agencies to use punitive powers to rein in powerful polluters and does away with caps on pollution fines.
“I Sold Out to China”-One Journalist's Experience with China's Censors
Leslie Anne Jones from aeon talks about her personal experience with China's censors during her time as a journalist for a local expat magazine. She discovers how she was not permitted to document the true Xinjiang she had observed during her “propaganda” trip there.
China Clamp Down on Slash Fiction
China recently launched a crackdown on online pornographic content: “Cleaning the Web 2014″. According to the campaign, all online texts, pictures, videos, and ads with pornographic content will be deleted in order to “create a healthy cyberspace”. According to Offbeat China, since the launch of “Cleaning the Web 2014″, many Chinese fiction-sharing websites...
Top 10 Sites to Listen to Free Chinese Music Online
China Whisper listed 10 most popular online music sites in China. These sites provide online music, free music downloads and many other functions. Most of the sites offer not only free Chinese music but also western music.
Chinese Court Rejects Lawsuit Over Lanzhou Water Pollution
Tap water in Lanzhou was found to have benzene levels 20 times the national safety limit.
Facing Economic Challenges, China's Growth Slows
GDP grew 7.4 percent in the first quarter of 2014, the slowest rate since the third quarter of 2012.
China Blocks Short Sci-Fi Film From Hong Kong
Hong Kong saves itself in the film from a meteor forecast to hit in 2047, an allegory for when the city is set to lose its democratic political system.
Baidu Censors New Citizens Movement Website
After Chinese court affirms Chinese lawyer and activist Xu Zhiyong’s conviction of four-year sentence in prison for assembling a crowd to disrupt order in public places, New Citizens Movement website, of which Xu was one of the founders, disappeared from Baidu search results. This is not the first time that information relating...
Expat Life in China: A Review Of Unsavory Elements
Unsavory Elements is an anthology of true stories about foreigners “on the loose” in China. Through their stories, the authors and journalists from the book also explore illegality and ethics in China. As China Law Blog describes: Ranging from transactions and deeds that would raise the eyebrows of those enforcing America’s Foreign Corrupt Practices...
Cancer-Causing Chemical Pollutes Chinese City Lanzhou's Water Supply
Benzene, a highly carcinogenic chemical, has been detected in the city's water supply, at one point measured at a level 20 times what is considered to be safe.
Chinese Court Upholds Activist Xu Zhiyong's Prison Sentence
The ruling rejected Xu Zhiyong's appeal of his January conviction on charges of "gathering crowds to disrupt public order", a charge often used to clamp down on dissidents.
‘Deputy Political Center’ Rumor Heats Up Chinese City Baoding's Property Market
Average prices of new homes in Baoding rose by 4.8 percent from the previous month, the highest monthly growth seen among all 288 cities.
“It's a Girl”: Campaign Against infanticide Feminicide in India and China
The website MujeresMundi, directed by Peruvian Belgium-based communication specialist Xaviera Medina, is involved with the awareness campaign It's a girl against infanticide feminicide in India and China: Girls are killed in a gendercide routine in any one decade than people were slaughtered in all the genocides of the twentieth century....
Chinese State Media Downplays Protests Against PX Chemical Plant
About 1,000 Maoming residents rallied against the project over environmental and health concerns. Clashes reportedly left some injured, with rumors that some people were even killed.
#CongressOccupied Protesters Reject Taiwanese President's Proposed Solution
Members of the #CongressOccupied movement called President Ma's plan for a trade agreement monitoring system "empty, insincere and deceptive".
Shanghai Eclipses Beijing as Top Destination for Chinese University Graduates
The report also revealed that many Chinese companies are becoming more popular with would-be university graduates.
Taiwan's Sunflower Movement on Reddit
Four Taiwanese students joining the Sunflower Movement opened an Ask Me Anything on Reddit to answer questions regarding their protest against the closed-door trade deal with China.