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· December, 2014

Stories about China from December, 2014

30 December 2014

Chinese Authorities Weren't Feeling the Christmas Spirit This Year

For many young Chinese, Christmas is simply a lighthearted diversion that has little to do with religious faith, but authorities see the Western festival as a threat.

29 December 2014

Post-Umbrella Revolution's Politics Reflected in the Newly Launched Stand News

Global Voices Advocacy

With tensions still sky-high in Hong Kong, the newly-formed Stand News may seek to chart new political and journalistic territory.

23 December 2014

Mainland Chinese ‘Bad Behavior’ Abroad Is a Strategy for Success at Home

Following a recent brawl on a flight from mainland China to Hong Kong, a Singapore news website argued that a 'fierce' attitude is necessary to succeed living on the mainland.

18 December 2014

Hong Kong Police's Arrest of Teen ‘Shopping’ Protesters Sparks Concern

Human rights activists worry that Hong Kong police are targeting minors participating in "shopping" pro-democracy protests. Young activists may not be aware of their legal rights.

17 December 2014

Serbia Arrests 11 Foreign Human Rights Activists Ahead of Protest

Amnesty International has requested that Serbian authorities release eleven activists from Bulgaria, Finland, and Slovakia who were in Serbia to hold peaceful protests during the CEE-China Summit in Belgrade.

12 December 2014

Booted From Occupy Central, Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protesters Take on New Battlefields

Until the promise of genuine democracy is fulfilled, pro-democracy advocates say they won't back down.

9 December 2014

Why Going Viral Was a Source of Fear for One Hong Kong Citizen Journalist

Global Voices Advocacy

Hung Lai Fong published an article under her real name about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, and when it became widely read, she began to fear retaliation from China.

4 December 2014

China's Censorship Authorities Are Not Fans of Foreign TV

Global Voices Advocacy

Two popular subtitling sites closed their doors at the behest of Chinese authorities. Netizens and TV fans are angry about the decision.

2 December 2014

Baton-Happy Police Beat Back Pro-Democracy Protesters in Hong Kong

In response to the clearing of protesters from a sit-in site last week, two student activists groups attempted to occupy roads around government headquarters. Police stopped them with force.

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