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· August, 2012

Stories about China from August, 2012

15 August 2012

Is China's Africa Policy Failing?

The news of a Chinese mining boss being allegedly killed by striking workers in Zambia has caught Chinese netizens' attention, prompting them to compare the working conditions in both countries...

13 August 2012

China's New ‘Black Five’ Categories – Social Threat or Core Strength?

During the Cultural Revolution in China, the term 'Five Black Categories' was used as a political label for cracking down on five social and political groups. Recently Chinese state media...

12 August 2012

China: Xinjiang's Five-Colored Hills

London Olympic Games made in China

China: Rape Victim's Mother Free After Online Protest

China: Hurdler Liu Xiang's Olympic Failure Provokes Fierce Debate

Liu Xiang', the former world-record holder of the 110-meter hurdles and 2004 Olympic champion in the same event, dropped out of the London Olympic Games without clearing a single hurdle...

11 August 2012

China: Dissident Prosecuted for Leaking Staged Suicide Photo

Zhu Chengzhi, a 62 year-old dissident who leaked a photo of Li Wangyang's staged suicide is being prosecuted for state sedition.

8 August 2012

Mauritania: Bribery and String-Pulling, Made in China

"The Chinese accused of bribing escaped any legal pursuit. What matters is, as far as I know, that he is the first civil servant to report a bribery case in...

4 August 2012

China: Illegal Ivory Trade Ban Gains Online Support

Support for a ban on the global illegal ivory trade has recently gained support from Chinese netizens. From 2000 to 2011, whilst East Africa was the centre of illegal ivory...

2 August 2012

Macedonia: Decades-Old International Poetry Festival in Focus

Portugese filmmaker André Soares published a short video documentary about the Struga Poetry Evenings, an international poetry festival held in Macedonia since 1962.

1 August 2012

Argentina: China-Born Olympic Athlete in the Spotlight

"One name sums it up, Liu Song. Why take him as an Olympic icon? Simply because he is one of those athletes that nobody in the media pays attention to."...