Stories about China from April, 2017
High-Profile Chinese Blogger Arrested for Online Comments, After Years of Police Harassment
Under China's "stability control" measures, it is increasingly common for netizens who are critical of the government to be summoned or detained by police.
Taiwan Tops Asia While Hong Kong Falls Four Places in Freedom of Press Index
"A majority [of media workers in Hong Kong] have expressed an increasing pressure which results in deliberate self-censorship."
It’s a Small World After All: Into the Deep Podcast
Spend time with someone from a different country or who speaks a different language, and you'll soon realize you have more in common than you first thought.
Chinese President's Ambitious Xiongan Dream Sparks Skepticism
"In Hebei, where people believe in the planned economy, how can they attract and embrace alternative [people] who go against the establishment?"
Kids Envision Hong Kong's Future: Underwater Housing, Pollution, Space Journey and Integrity
The theme of the poster competition was “When I’m 20.”
China's Latest Step to Root Out Foreign Spies? Cash Rewards for Informants.
But some Chinese are concerned, given that certain "patriotic" circles equate critical speech about China as an act of espionage.
How a Teenager's Mysterious Death in China Is Eroding Public Trust in Authorities
"To prove netizens' version of the story wrong is not difficult. Authorities just need to release more information and the rumors would fall apart"
Satirical News Show ‘China Uncensored’ Censored by Apple in Hong Kong and Taiwan
"There is no point in disputing your app store decision with respect to mainland China…but Hong Kong and Taiwan [...] operate under independent legal systems."
Beijing Unveils New Economic Area To Give Millennials a Shot at the ‘China Dream’
"Using public housing to counteract the property market is a strategy [for] the young generation who [cannot] afford property [...] if the plan works out, it can be a model."
Missing Taiwan NGO Worker's Wife Travels to Beijing to Rescue Him
"The [Chinese] government can assign the label "harmful to state interests" to anyone that it does not like."