· May, 2014

Stories about China from May, 2014

China's Censors Become Busier Before Tiananmen Anniversary

  28 May 2014

Index on censorship magazine details China's yearly Tiananmen anniversary crackdown: slower internet, blocked search terms, more military personnel in public and the arrest of high profile individuals. Author Francine Stone from Index thinks “this year’s crackdown appears particularly thorough, either a reaction to dissent being higher than usual or a perception...

A Prison Break Story with Chinese Character

  28 May 2014

Two peasants from Hunan pretended to be UN peacekeeping officers in order to rescue their friend from jail. It is a failed attempt but full of dark humor. Off Beat China translated the news story.

Podcast: History of the Internet in China

  28 May 2014

Sinaca Podcast discusses how the Internet has grown and changed China with three guests who have experienced the worst and the best of the Chinese Internet: Duncan Clark from BDA China, Gady Epstein from The Economist, and Bill Bishop, the author of the Sinocism newsletter.

Political Cartoon – Tombs in Beijing Tiananmen Square

  25 May 2014

Political cartoonist @badiucao's latest work is to commemorate the 25 anniversary of June 4 Incident – “If we are to set up tombs for victims of June 4, let the tomb stones cover the whole square”, the cartoonist explained his work in Twitter. #巴丢草 六四漫画【墓碑】#六四25周年 如果为六四的死难者立碑,就让她们铺满整个广场。 pic.twitter.com/bSDLUXXEZz — 巴丢草 (@badiucao)...

China's Diehard Lawyers

  19 May 2014

A group of Chinese lawyers who firmly believe in rule of law called themselves diehard lawyers. Recently a key member of the diehard lawyers, Pu Zhiqian was arrested and prosecuted for “provocation” for organizing a conference on June 4 Incident. Tea Leaf Nation introduces China's “diehard lawyers” the readers.

Tiananmen Square Protest in Review

  11 May 2014

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square protest in China. To commemorate the protest, CHINA DIGITAL TIMES is posting a series of original news articles from 1989 from NY times and Time Magazine. 

China: Desperate Woman

  11 May 2014

Could she be heard without stripping off her clothes? What does that tell about a country? Liuzhou Laowai commented on a local news about a desperate young woman, stripped off, climbed out the window of an 11th floor Liuzhou hotel room and threatened to jump.

China-Vietnam clash in the Paracels

“South Sea Conversations” analyses China's motivation behind its aggressive move in the Paracels: maximal claim to maritime rights and forcing Vietnam to consider the “joint development” of energy resources in the disputed area.

Hong Kong Movie Star Boycotted by Mainland Chinese

  7 May 2014

The conflict between Hong Kong and mainland Chinese on issues such as birth tourism, shortage of infant formula milk and the recent child's pee and poo has continued to fermented. Mainland Chinese netizens are mobilizing to fight back. The latest move is to boycott Hong Kong movies star Chapman To,...

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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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