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· June, 2017

Stories about China from June, 2017

Is It the 20th Anniversary of Unification With China…or the Fall of Hong Kong?

Hong Kongers have several reasons to be unhappy with the city's relationship with China.

China's Great Firewall Grows Ever-Stronger As Virtual Private Networks Disappear

"If one day I cannot climb over the wall, will you miss me?"

In China, an Antagonistic Anti-Refugee Stance Finds Support Online

Netizens bullied Yao Chen, a famous Chinese actress who is the UN Refugee Agency’s first Goodwill Ambassador in China, and rejected the idea of taking in refugees.

Chinese Cities Are Shaming Jaywalkers With Facial Recognition Software

"Public interest is greater than individual interest,"a traffic police researcher argues. But legal experts argue that the measure violates people's privacy.

Fake News Twists Hong Kong Airline Hostesses’ Refusal to Wear Chinese Name Tags

Chinese media portrayed the refusal as another example of Hong Kong-mainland tension. In reality, it was about privacy.

The Disturbing Wedding Trend in China of Groomsmen Sexually Assaulting Bridesmaids

"Bridesmaid is such a high risk role -- sexual harassment, rape and now death."

Netizen Report: China Has a New Cybersecurity Law

Online censorship keeps rising in Egypt, Rouhani’s ICT Minister brags of Internet censorship in Iran and Venezuela tests the boundaries of online anonymity.

China Shutters Entertainment News Sites, Citing ‘Socialist Values’ and Cybersecurity

Crackdowns on entertainment news outlets indicate that controls are not only directed at the foreign enemy, but at thoughts and activities seen to go against “socialist core values”.

China Bans ‘Soft Burial’, an Award-Winning Novel About the Deadly Consequences of Land Reform

'[...] as for the living, when they seal off their past, cut off their roots, reject their memories, either consciously or subconsciously, their lives are soft buried in time.'

Small Farmers in Madagascar Say Chinese Investors Forced Them to Sell Their Land for Dirt Cheap

"Is there anything that regular people like us can do to protect our land? We air complaints to...the media or on social media, but no one dares to stand up."

An Exiled Tycoon Rattles China's Politics With His Corruption Exposés

"Chinese people have become so numb to politics that they will just be onlookers unless their own interests are involved."

About our China coverage

Oi wan Lam is the North East Asia editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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