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· April, 2014

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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....

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...

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.

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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