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· June, 2014

Stories about China from June, 2014

Why Some Taiwanese Activists Are Accusing This Hotel of Caving to Political Pressure from China

Hotel Novotel found itself a target of criticism after management disrupted a protest against the minister of China's Taiwan Affairs Office. Some Taiwanese fear closer ties with their communist neighbor.

Hong Kong Lawyers Protest in Black Against Chinese Government's White Paper

The protest is in response to the Chinaese government's recent white paper on the practice of “one country, two systems” in Hong Kong.

Meet Xiaobing, the (Fun? Annoying? Creepy?) Chatbot Taking Over China's Weibo

Microsoft's artificial intelligence robot, which is modeled after a 16-year-old girl, has found new life on Twitter-like Sina Weibo after being blocked on messaging app WeChat earlier this month.

China's Pixar? A Sneak Peek From New Animation Studio Light Chaser

Below is an edited version of the post “A sneak peek from China’s new animation-house upstart” by Jason Li, originally published on the blog 88 Bar. Light Chaser Animation is a startup...

Farmers in China's Guangdong Province Are Buzzing About ‘Delicious’ Locusts

Charles Liu from Nanfang.com highlighted a new type of agriculture among farmers in Guangdong province: raising locusts to serve as a meal. Here is his suggested recipe: 1. Remove their...

‘A Shift From Surveillance Mode to Elimination Mode’ in China

The Chinese government under the leadership of Xi Jinping has been prosecuting citizen right lawyers, activists and dissidents in past months. Prominent Chinese human right lawyer Tien Biao pointed out...

Hong Kong Is ‘Haunted’ by China's ‘One Country, Two Systems’ White Paper

Famous blogger on mainland Chinese political news, @yanghengjun, ran into a protest against the mainland Chinese official document on the practice of “one country and two systems” in Hong Kong....

People in Hong Kong Have a Legitimate Reason to Freak Out When Facebook Is Down

Denial-of-service attacks in Hong Kong have recently targeted an online referendum on democratic reform and a media outlet critical of Beijing. Some suspect mainland China are behind the attacks.

Hundreds of Thousands of Hong Kongers Are Defying China and Demanding the Right to Nominate Their Next Leader

A total of 700,000 people have already voted in an unofficial referendum on democratic electoral reform, despite condemnation from China and massive DDoS attacks against the website.

China and Hong Kong Are Supposed to Be ‘One Country, Two Systems.’ Someone Remind China

The Sino-British Joint Declaration gave Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy from China. A recently released white paper from Beijing is seen as a threat to that autonomy.

Cloudflare CEO Updates DDoS Attacks on Civic Referendum in Hong Kong

The civic referendum on the election mechanism of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong has begun around noon time today on 20 of June. The voting system has been under...

Just Google It? Not In China, Where Google Remains Blocked

Google search, Gmail and Google Scholar are only accessible thanks to VPNs and mirror sites in China ever since they were blocked in late May before the Tiannamen massacre anniversary.

Have a Corrupt Foreign Company in China? ‘You Should Leave Now’

As the Chinese government starts cracking down on corruption among foreign companies in China beginning with the pharmaceutical sector, China Law Blog advises: if you are worried about getting arrested...

Podcast: China's Leftover Women

Sinica Podcast invites Leta Hong Fincher, author of “Leftover Women“, a book about the state of women's rights and gender equality in modern China.  The podcast discusses hidden problems and...

VIDEO: Why Some Students Migrate to Beat China's ‘Unfair’ University Entrance Exam

A quota system favors students from certain areas of China over others, meaning moving to the right region can boost your chances of going to a good university.

China's Dog Meat Festival – Cruelty or Culture?

Animal rights activists in China are campaigning hard to ban the consumption of dog meat, but traditionalists and dog meat lovers say that it infringes on their culture and rights.

Mass Protest in Guangzhou, China

Hundreds of Guangzhou residents gathered at Sanyuanli yesterday afternoon against the police action in confiscating some private property in a warehouse for fire prevention purpose. The protest turned into a...

Why Do the Taiwanese Need to Remember the Tiananmen Massacre?

Hong Kong may have taken the lead in observing the Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, but other Chinese speaking communities, such as the people of Taiwan, also organize annual...

China: Keyboard Supermen and Angry Youth 2.0

OffbeatChina wondered why bystanders in China never stop being indifferent even after so many waves of condemnation online? To seek the answer, the blogger looked into the character of keyboard...

Want to be a Government Bureaucrat in China?

Foshan, a city in Guangdong recently hired four foreigners to work for the government's foreign trade and economic cooperation bureau. Charlie Liu from Nanfang.com curated the local news story.

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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