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· May, 2015

Stories about China from May, 2015

31 May 2015

Women Entrepreneurs Are Blossoming Amid China's E-Commerce Boom. But Can They Peg Back Patriarchy?

"What I see is Ma’s fear as a male leader of increasing female power, having already made so much money from women."

29 May 2015

Chinese Authorities Leap to Discredit Detained Citizens’ Rights Activist

Global Voices Advocacy

"Now wicked people have taken control and good people are in jail."

27 May 2015

Why a Meme Compares China's Flood of Retail Investors to a Pig at Slaughter

After months of touting for rising prices, the Communist Party newspaper People's Daily posted a cautionary note this month, warning that stock trading is “high risk.”

Robot Commenters Accidentally Expose Themselves on China's Weibo Platform

Global Voices Advocacy

Patrick Wong contributed to this post. Chinese netizens are having a good laugh over the mechanized missteps of government-controlled robot commenters, who have been criticizing messages sent by their own...

25 May 2015

Leaked Emails Reveal Details of China's Online ‘Youth Civilization Volunteers’

Global Voices Advocacy

'Speak out in a timely way and positively guide mistaken opinions and thoughts in order to grow mainstream thought and sentiment on the Internet.'

22 May 2015

Human Rights Lawyer's Indictment Marks the Beginning of a ‘Weibo Inquisition’ in China

Global Voices Advocacy

Pu Zhiqiang was indicted on charges of "inciting ethnic hatred" and "picking quarrels and provoking a disturbance." The case against him is based on about 30 online postings he wrote.

21 May 2015

Police Shoot a Man Dead. Justified Force or China's ‘Stability Maintenance’ at Work?

A man was shot after fighting with an officer inside a train station. To many, it was violence typical of government efforts to maintain stability at all costs.

15 May 2015

A Viral Music Video in China Pokes Fun at Xiaomi CEO’s Imperfect English

After Lei Jun’s English skills were mocked following a short speech at one of the tech giant's product launches, Chinese are once again asking—Is English important for business internationalisation?

14 May 2015

‘Uber Is Doomed to Be Investigated in China’

Web users are criticizing local Chinese authorities for cracking down on crowd-sourced taxi service Uber, accusing them of protecting the taxi industry and attacking yet another foreign Internet company.

12 May 2015

Chinese Netizens See Symbolism in Viral Stage Collapse Video

"To celebrate the Mother's Day for our mother country, the Bijie city theatre in Guizhou Province puts on a grand performance of 'The Collapse of the Chinese Dream.'"

10 May 2015

A Han Musician’s Song Slams Stereotypes of China’s Xinjiang Region

A new song written by an ethnic Han encourages people to abandon their prejudices towards Xinjiang, a western region in China where ethnic tensions still simmer.

How Does China's Foreign NGO Management Law Curb the Development of Civil Society?

The "fundamental purpose of the law" is "to significantly tighten the Government's control over civil society," Human Rights Watch told Global Voices.

6 May 2015

Chinese People Seem to Love Uber. Chinese Authorities? Not So Much

Authorities raided Uber offices in China twice in one week as part of a crackdown on unlicensed taxis. Some believe the real reason is to wipe out a foreign competitor.

3 May 2015

What Does Cleavage Censorship Have to Do With Hong Kong's Electoral Policy?

Many believe that both the $2-million censorship of cleavages and the government's proposal are expensive, unnecessary, not genuine and submissive to Beijing's political will.

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