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· January, 2013

Stories about China from January, 2013

16 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...

14 January 2013

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...

10 January 2013

China: Significance of the Southern Weekend Incident

China's Ten Ugliest Statues

Chinese Ambiguous Writing on Porridge in Support of Southern Weekly

How Many Twitter Users in China?

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...

9 January 2013

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...

8 January 2013

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

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...

7 January 2013

China's Mass Incidents in 2012

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...

4 January 2013

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...

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