Stories about China from July, 2012
Africans in China about China in Africa
Tom from Seeing Red in China has two interesting posts about the perception of Africans in China on China's presence in Africa. The second post is a follow-up discussion by his friends from Zambia, Zimbabwe and Ghana.
China: Cement Cones to Drive Away Homeless People
China Hush translates a local investigative report about the design of cement cones under the highway bridges in Guangzhou. It is obvious that the purpose of the cones is to drive away homeless people, yet no government department has admitted the responsibility so far.
China: Happy Birthday Secretary Bo
Former Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai had been forced to step down early this year as a result of the fled of city police chief Wang Lijun into the U.S consulate. In early July, his followers expressed their support by writing anonymously birthday greeting around the city. (via China Digital...
Koumintang Army in Thailand
Ian Manley interviews a veteran of Kuomintang’s 93rd Division which left China in 1950 to settle in Burma and then finally in Thailand. The interview sheds light to the history of China's ‘forgotten army’ which continued to fight in other countries for several decades.
China: NIMBY Protest Escalated to Bloody in Western China
Protesters gathered in the small city of Shifang in Sichuan Province on Monday to voice opposition to a planned molybdenum copper plant. The protest finally evolved into a bloody clash between local residents and police force. Beijing Cream and Tea Leaf Nation have posted photos showing tearful and bloodied civilians...
China: Sparking the ‘Exile is Not Freedom’ Debate
Chen Guangcheng’s case has reopened a discussion about the pros and cons of exile. Will Chen lose support and influence if he leaves China? And will the Chinese government let him come back after flirting with the US?
China: How Myanmar's Opening Up Differs
Just back from the Myanmar Investment Summit in Yangon, as the country continues rapid opening to foreign capital, China Law Blog‘s Steve Dickinson contrasts Myanmar's economic globalization efforts with China's own process of opening up.
Chinese Investment: Boon or Bane for Southeast Asia?
The emergence of China as a global economic powerhouse is bringing tremendous benefits to its cash-strapped neighbors in Southeast Asia. But some of its investments have been mired in various controversies involving land disputes, village displacements, environment destruction, and corruption.
Taiwan: Democracy with a Confucian Face?
Politicians and academics have long debated whether Confucianism is compatible with democratic and civic values. Han Han's recent visit to Taiwan, and his high admiration of culture, freedom and democracy there, have sparked a vigorous debate about how they are related, and what this discussion means for mainland China.
China: Passengers and crew foil hijack attempt
Six would-be hijackers from Xinjiang province were restrained by passengers ten minutes after take-off in Hotang, a remote city in western Xinjiang Uigur Autonomous Region. While many western mainstream have covered the story, Sino Weibo (Chinese Twitter) provided more compelling details on this.