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· January, 2013

Stories about China from January, 2013

“Avoid Outdoor Activities”: Record-Breaking Air Pollution in Beijing

A lingering 4-day heavy smog with jaw-dropping pollution readings hit the Chinese capital Beijing in mid-January,making news headlines and galvanizing an online community that has become increasingly vocal about the...

China's Top 10 Cities with Worst Air Pollution

The smoggy air in Beijing has triggered widespread concerns over environment in China. However, Beijing is not alone. Offbeat China takes a look at the top 10 cities with worst air...

Outspoken Critic's Silence at Book Launch Echoes Across China

Outspoken social critic and blogger Li Chengpeng recently released a new book: the Whole World Knows[zh]. Also known as an eloquent public speaker, Li delivered a bold speech on freedom...

Podcast: China's Southern Weekend Incident

Sinica hosts a discussion on the recent Southern Weekend incident in China. They look at what brought on the protests, the social media response and what the incident suggests about the...

Cartoonists Inspired by Censorship Protests in China

The Southern Weekly incident became an inspiration to cartoonists. Below is the most popular image posted by an unnamed artist. CHINA DIGITAL TIMES has collected more cartoons from Chinese social media.

Infographic: What does China think?

What do Chinese citizens think about China's economic situation and the world's leaders?TeaLeafNation and ChinaFile has produced an infographic with detailed analysis based on the Chinese piece on CNpolitics[zh].

Set Phrases in China’s Diplomatese

From “angrily denounce” to “be gravely hurt”, Chinese journalist Fang Kecheng analyzed the set phrases in China’s diplomatese.

China: Significance of the Southern Weekend Incident

Sino Stand analyzes the social and political implications of Southern Weekend incident in China. Indeed it is a surprising signal that many of China’s youth are primed to push for...

China's Ten Ugliest Statues

Barry van Wyk from DANWEI gives the readers a tour on China's top 10 ugliest statues.

Chinese Ambiguous Writing on Porridge in Support of Southern Weekly

David Bandurski from China Media Project explains a sublime and ambiguous Chinese writing style used through out the China's history to express political meaning. This time, the example is a...

How Many Twitter Users in China?

A few months ago, a research marketing company claimed that 35 million people in China used Twitter. Jason from Blocked in Weibo puts forward a more sophisticated estimation. Among the...

China to Surpass the US by 2049?

A report released on January 8, 2013, by the Chinese Academy of Sciences says that China is likely to surpass the United States in all areas by 2049, and the...

China's Propaganda Department Threatens to Dissolve Beijing News

The impact of the Southern Weekend censorship scandal has spread from Guangdong to Beijing - the capital of China. After the publisher of Beijing News, a sister publication of Southern...

China Blames “Foreign Forces” for Press Freedom Protests

Following protests on press freedom in China triggered by the Southern Weekend censorship incident, China's Central Propaganda Department has issued an urgent notice, blaming the incident on meddling by foreign...

Support Southern Weekend Against Censorship in China

Around 1000 Guangzhou citizens gathered outside Southern Weekend office building to express their support for the newspaper against the Propaganda Department's brutal censorship of the New Year Greeting editorial. Below...

Censorship Meets Rare Defiance as Journalists Strike in China

Southern Weekend, a highly acclaimed newspaper that once lead the wave of media reform in China, has fallen from grace. Soon after the newspaper's official Sina Weibo microblog account issued...

China's Mass Incidents in 2012

China's Legal Daily[zh] published a summary of  the 2012 Mass Incident Research Report, analyzing Chinese social media as an increasingly significant factor in mass incidents. DANWEI has translated some highlights of the...

Unaware, China's Handan City Consumed Toxic Water for Days

The people of China's Handan city have been drinking, bathing and washing in toxic water for five days. The city's main water resource - the Zhanghe river - was contaminated...

China's Environmental Protests

China has seen many protests over environmental issues in the past five years. Chinadialogue analyzed what caused the protests and why environmental issues fail to make any progress in China.

Chinese Journalists Demand Resignation of Provincial Propaganda Chief

In reaction to the brutal censorship of a new year editorial greeting by the newspaper Southern Weekly, a group of journalists issued an open letter demanding that the chief of...

About our China coverage

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


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