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· June, 2021

Stories about China from June, 2021

Hong Kong digital news outlet Stand News removes articles and suspends subscriptions following Apple Daily closure

Pro-democracy digital news outlet Stand News has announced it will remove opinion articles it published before May and stop accepting donations to reduce risks under the national security law.

UNESCO proposes listing World Heritage Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’

The fairness of the diplomatic process are irrelevant to the wider context of the reef’s 'in danger' listing. Australia risks being labelled an international climate change pariah.

Security police interventions force closure of Apple Daily, Hong Kong's 26-year-old pro-democracy news outlet

In its inaugural editorial, Apple Daily had stated: "Are we not afraid of the changes 1997 could bring about? We are, but we are not willing to be daunted by...

Pro-democracy Apple Daily continues its operations despite raid, seizures and arrests

Among the five senior executives arrested, two were officially charged with with conspiracy to collude with external elements on June 18

In Kyrgyzstan, an ultranationalist group thrives on rising anti-Chinese sentiment

Chinese enterprises are making home for themselves in Kyrgyzstan. Some parts of the Kyrgyz population see this trend as a threat.

How Sinophobia is instrumentalized in Kazakhstan as a form of oppositional politics

In Kazakhstan, Sinophobia is often a tool instrumentalized by protest organizers to mobilize people as a form of criticism of governmental policies

China's wandering elephant herd show. Not as ‘lovable’ as it looks.

"Finally an expert has provided an explanation about the herd’s northbound journey. Local officials avoided addressing the truth."

‘Lying down flat’ as passive resistance in China

"You can’t stand up. But you don’t want to kneel down. Then you can only lie down flat."

What a Kyrgyzstan oil refinery reveals about China's Belt and Road Initiative

"We tried to reach the mayor, arguing that the plant is harmful to the environment...We tried our best but nobody was listening to us."

Indigenous people denounce Chinese oil giant's extractions in Peru's Amazon Forest

A coalition of non-governmental and indigenous organizations came together to hold their government and companies accountable

How the lack of Brazilian correspondents in China affects perceptions of both countries

Journalists Marcelo Ninio and Talita Fernandes discuss Brazilian perspectives on China.

Remembering Tiananmen in Hong Kong: An increasingly risky act of resistance

Despite all the legal threats, Hongkongers are finding their own ways to commemorate June 4.

China’s new three-child policy gives birth to ironic jokes on social media

"It seems that the day a single-people tax will be introduced is getting closer."

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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