· August, 2011

Stories about China from August, 2011

China: Xinjiang Ketchup

  17 August 2011

Xinjiang produces more than 70% of all China’s tomatoes and China accounts for a quarter of all global tomato output. As Josh from Xinjiang: Far West China points out next time you squeeze that little packet of ketchup onto your greasy french fry for lunch, think of Xinjiang.

China: The Xinhai Revolution and Tibet

  17 August 2011

High Peaks Pure Earth translated Tibetan Chinese blogger Woser's recent blog post about the political implication of Xinhai Revolution to Tibet by comparing the fate of Tibetans with Mongolians and Uyghurs.

China: Wedding bikes

  17 August 2011

DongXia He from China Hush has translated a light hearted story about a wedding in Sichuan. In the wedding, the groom rode the bikes with 18 of his friends to pick up his bride.

China: Dog Massacre in Jiangmen City

  15 August 2011

Fauna translated a story from MOP about the latest policy in Jiangmen city which bans residents from strolling their dogs in public areas. The implementation of the policy involves large scale public execution of dogs. [Warning: the link contains very cruel pictures.]

China Model in Two Different Cities

  14 August 2011

In the past few years, the term "China Model" has been widely discussed among intellectuals in China, and is now slowly spreading to other developing countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa. In short, the China Model is a system of government that is based upon economic freedom and political repression.

China: Large NIMBY Protest Erupts in Dalian

  14 August 2011

A Sunday morning sit-in protest in downtown Dalian, Liaoning province, against a chemical factory located in the city turned into a large-scale procession through the streets. Police were out in full force, but so too were the microbloggers.

China: Tweets Didn't Start the Fire

  11 August 2011

China's main state television station has launched a second offensive against microbloggers and users of other social media, this time on the back of the recent British riots. The attack has left netizens guessing at the true motivation at play.

China: Human rights defender facing food shortage

  8 August 2011

Frontline Defender reports on the latest situation of human rights defender, Chen Guangcheng, who has been under house arrest since he was released from prison in September 2010. He and his family is now facing severe food shortage.

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

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