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· October, 2012

Stories about China from October, 2012

11 October 2012

Chinese Hold Breath for Nobel Literature Prize

This year, Chinese writer Mo Yan and Japanese Haruki Murakami are top bets to win the Nobel literature prize. While excitement for the potential win for China is great, some...

10 October 2012

China: ‘Are You Happy?’

During a recent national holiday news story feature broadcast by Chinese state-run television, reporters were filmed asking ordinary people questions including whether or not they were happy. Some the quite...

8 October 2012

First Doctor Account of the HIV epidemic in China

China: Student Throws Shoe to Defend Free Speech

A student from Hainan University threw his shoe recently at Maoist commentator, Sima Nan, to protest against the absence of free speech in China. Watch the video of the incident...

China: Netizens Believe Chinese Writer Mo Yan Doesn't Deserve Nobel Prize

Camels Die from Overwork During China's Weeklong Holiday

China: Workers Strike at IPhone's Subcontractor Foxconn Factory

3 October 2012

China, Japan: Japanese Writers Urge End to Nationalistic Hysteria

A number of famous Japanese novelists and intellectuals have called for an end to the vicious cycle of nationalistic hysteria in Japan and China over the territorial dispute regarding the...

China: Golden Week Holiday Chaos

China's week-long National Day holiday has again brought chaos due to limited capacity, with news and images of blocked roads and littered tourist spots spreading across micro-blogs. Some suggest that...

2 October 2012

China: Holiday Trash

China: Noodle and Food for 10,000 People

Hong Kong: National Education Scrapped but Tensions Continue

The Hong Kong government's controversial plan to introduce a moral and national education curriculum (hereafter national education) in elementary schools has finally been scrapped after rigorous citizen protests - including...

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