Stories about China from March, 2015
China: Uyghur Couple Convicted of Violating “Abnormal Appearances” Rule for Wearing Beard, Burqa
The 38-year-old husband, member of China's Muslim minority Uyghur community, has been sentenced to six years in prison. Online reporting about the case has since been censored.
Chinese Artist Recounts Being Censored for Selling Ai Weiwei T-Shirt
Artist Wu Tun saw economic rights collide with online censorship when he tried to sell a T-shirt supporting world renowned political artist Ai Weiwei.
In China, Online Game Has To Comply With Laws in Real Life
An online game designer, Xu Youzhen revealed in his Weibo that the Chinese authorities require that childbearing in his company's video games comply with family planning. The guideline was issued by Internet Culture Office, Bureau of Culture Markets in their powerpoint explanation of “Ministry of Culture's Online Game Content Censorship...
Are These Wild Ideas Our Last Hope for Saving Africa's Rhinos?
From fake horns to relocation, today’s wildlife protectors are enlisting new — and often unproven — strategies to save endangered species.
When 1.3 Billion Become Environmental Refugees
In light of the state of China's environment, perhaps the country's 1.3 billion people should be considered environmental refugees.
Five Young Feminists Still Missing in China
The Chinese feminists arrested on the eve of International Women's Day have yet to resurface, sparking massive online campaigns for their release.
Is Catchy Song ‘China Is My Home’ Meant to Brainwash Hong Kong's Children?
A Catholic school played the song twice at weekly assemblies. Some parents worry it's a sign that Hong Kong will try to introduce "patriotic education" in the school curriculum.
Political Pollution Polarizes Public Opinion Over China's Environmental Crisis
Within more politicized circles of online opinion leaders, there has also been a myriad of criticism heaped on Chai Jing’s air pollution documentary "Under the Dome".
Internet Doodles as a Gauge of Women's Status in China Today
"But the boss rejected our idea and changed the image. The new caption says, 'You deserve special care.' I saw Google's today, and I just feel sad."
China Harasses Women Activists on the Eve of International Women's Day
Women protesting sexual harassment on public transport ahead of International Women's Day fell victim to a different type of harassment: police harassment.
“No Blood For Vanity!” Hong Kong Animal Right Activists Protest the Fur Fair
Hong Kong is a "premier global fur trade center" because of the demand from mainland China. At the same time, cheap fur products also flooded the local market.
How One Woman Reacted to China's Terrible Smog
"I have to stand out and do something, and I will do it right now, right here, in the very moment where I am. I am the change."
Aggressive Protests and Fake Images Stoke Tensions Between Hong Kong and China
Tensions between Hong Kong and mainland China are on the rise again, a situation that seems to suit Chinese authorities in Beijing.