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· September, 2009

Stories about China from September, 2009

15 September 2009

China and Hong Kong: Ex-president's life sentence, a farce or a victory?

Former Taiwanese leader Chen Shui bian was sentenced to life imprisonment on 11 September and Portnoy has made an excellent summary of Twitterers' responses from Taiwan. Here I would like...

13 September 2009

Hong Kong: TVB's beaten journalists and brave new voice

The strong condemnation delivered by Cantonese-language channel TVB Jade of the way its journalists were treated in Xinjiang spurred certain criticism and ridicule online, and the antagonistic stance taken towards...

Taiwan: Response to Ex-President's Life Sentence

On September 11, Taiwan's former President Chen Sui-Bian was sentenced to life imprisonment and a NTD 200 million fine (roughly USD 6.13 million) on charges of embezzlement, taking bribes and...

China: School girl wants to be “corrupt official”

On the first day of China’s school term, Guangzhou’s Southern Metropolitan Daily interviewed some kids about their life-goals. One girl told the journalist that her dream was to become “a...

11 September 2009

China: Why Zhu Rongji remains popular

A new book of transcripts of major press meetings attended by China’s former Premier, Zhu Rongji (朱镕基), (the second-ranking leader) has immediately become a best-seller. As a statesman, he was...

China: Interview with the CEO of duoban.com

9 September 2009

China: Considering Han chauvinism

"Within the ranks of CCP cadres, it's not only ethnic minorities who have been deprived of their religious rights, but the Han majority too...As a Han born and raised in...

Hong Kong: Journalists accused of incitement

Last Friday (Sep 4), three Hong Kong journalists were beaten up and detained by Xinjiang armed polices when they were covering the protest in Urumqi. Yesterday, the authorities in Xinjiang...

China: How artistic these buildings are!

7 September 2009

China: Yunnan Naked Girl Seeking Justice

Recently, “Yunnan Naked Girl” has become one of the hottest topic in the Chinese Internet world. A 21-year old girl, Peng Chunping decided to post her nude photos online in...

China: Tanks roll in Beijing

6 September 2009

China: Are syringe attacks terrorism?

Fresh protests broke out in Xinjiang this week following news that Uighurs had been attacking people with syringe needles. Is this terrorism? Why resort to a tactic like this? Just...

4 September 2009

China: Rights or rumors?

China and Japan: Chinese people's reaction to the Japanese general election

The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) won the August 30th general election by landslide victory, bringing an end to more than 50 years of almost continuous rule by the Liberal...

3 September 2009

China: PetroChina's “Group Purchase Gate” created an online stir

Some employees of PetroChina, the state-owned oil giant and the current no. 2 on the FT 500 List, are going to be allowed to ‘group purchase’ eight apartment buildings near...

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