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· February, 2011

Stories about China from February, 2011

18 February 2011

China: Worst Drought in 60 Years

Major agricultural regions in China are facing their worst drought in 60 years. According to government statistics, 2.57 million people and 2.79 million livestock have been hit by the drought....

13 February 2011

China: Farewell to all Mubaraks!

"Illegitimate regimes," writes Chinese novelist Yang Hengjun of Hosni Mubarak, "end up illegitimate, no matter how many impressive reasons you put forward, no matter how smooth-tongued you are, no matter...

China: Campaign to Free Blind Human Rights Activist

Since his release from prison on September 8, 2010, blind Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng has been held under 24 hour home surveillance by security police in Shandong, a...

5 February 2011

China: The coming of age of Political Confucianism?

The unveiling of the Confucius statue in Tiananmen Square last month has renewed the debate about Political Confucianism as the state ideology of China.

Comparing China and Egypt

China: Afraid to go home for the New Year

4 February 2011

China: Internet service as a social contract

What do Chinese netizens think is more likely to spark a new political movement in China: Facebook, a Joe Lieberman-style Internet kill switch, or widespread corruption, inflation and human rights...

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