Stories about China from June, 2016
"Sitting in the cinema, I was overwhelmed and almost cried. I started playing Warcraft in 2005 and was among the first group of players."
Lu Yuyu has been missing since June 15. Yuyu has been reporting news of mass demonstrations in China via his platform "Not in the News" since 2013.
Chinese Village Leader Who Planned to Protest Land Seizures Suddenly Confesses to Corruption. Suspicious?
"'Anti-corruption' is such a useful word. It can be used to attack your political opponent and to incriminate the people's hero."
Many Taiwanese Americans rely on “aunties” — vendors who sell bah tsang through informal networks — to get their fill.
"This is not just my personal matter or Causeway Bay Books, this is about the human rights of Hong Kong people."
"Being humane to animals is not a western value. China has had laws against animal abuse since the Qing Dynasty."
"So many friends came and showed their love...I saw everyone cried, I saw everyone’s eyes, don’t cry my dears, let’s be strong and hold each other’s hands."
Some say tougher anti-graft measures are necessary. Others think judicial independence could make a difference.
"The kidnapper becomes the good fellow who tried to stop a fight [...] Who are the blind ones? People from Yan Zhou or state-owned media?"
"When a company, out of commercial considerations, decides to practice excessive self-censorship, that also generates fear in the community and encourages tyranny's unreasonable behavior."
Macedonia's ruling party placed an order for more than 50 paintings, depicting key moments in its history, in the manner of the former Communist party.
China recently introduced a new policy intended to regulate live-streaming platforms. According to business magazine Caixin's report, authorities will soon require popular video streaming platforms to sell between 1 and 10 percent of their shares to a so-called state-owned enterprise, which has the power to oversee the platforms’ production and decision-making. This...
"The Chinese want to be equal with white people, but like white people, they have to achieve their status by standing on top of black people."