Stories about China
11 July 2016
"An act of ass kissing now turns into ass kicking…"
8 July 2016
"From a historical perspective, media outlets that are close to government have a higher tendency to fabricate news. The track record of state-controlled media outlets is even worse."
1 July 2016
After a lesbian couple got engaged publicly at a university, a school official accused one of the women of being "under the control of an illegal organization."
28 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."
23 June 2016
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."
18 June 2016
17 June 2016
"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."
15 June 2016
"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."
12 June 2016
"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?"
7 June 2016
"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."
3 June 2016
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.
1 June 2016
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...
"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."
31 May 2016
30 May 2016
Only a few days after Internet censors took down most of her clips for foul language, she sold advertising space on her weekly videos for $3.5 million.
26 May 2016
Outside the umbrella of the media institution, independent journalists face many risks, but their work is becoming increasingly influential in China's media ecology.