Stories about China from January, 2014
Chinese New Year is a time for family reunion. For many Chinese singles, returning home during Chinese New Year can be a real headache as the attention and pressure surrounding personal matters from the whole family is simply unbearable. Earlier this week, a Chinese mom bought a whole page of ad...
Even though China is a huge market for Taiwanese businesses, many worry that unrestricted entry of mainland capital threatens Taiwanese culture, freedom of expression and even national security.
“Rice, Rice baby” is a recent parody about the food culture in China from the expats’ point of view. The video is about how expats in China love the food but also are a little nervous of its effects. The lyrics says: “Love it or leave it, you better...
A small team has released a collection of one-minute childhood sex education videos on China's youku, China's YouTube. The videos, involving topics such as “Why Are Boys Different from Girls” and “Where Do Babies Come From?”, have become the second most popular search on Baidu and have drawn over one...
As millions go online to buy train tickets home for Chinese New Year, which falls on Jan 30 this year, users are shocked again at how inconvenient and inefficient the site is. Many have been complaining about the site since its debut in 2010, but it hasn't been improved. Many have...
The deteriorating press freedom conditions in Hong Kong and the prosumer culture in the new media era has twisted the result of a news credibility survey.
Earlier in 2013 Chinese scholar Fan Zhongxin publicly wagered that the Chinese government would tackle the problem of official corruption by compelling them to disclose their income and holdings to the public by the end of the year. The punishment would be for him to crawl like a dog for...
A netizen uploaded a poem from primary school textbook which praises the wind blowing from China to Hong Kong as blessing. Very quickly the so-called brain washing poem has turned into a subject for mockery. Details from Dictionary of politically incorrect Hong Kong Cantonese.
Qian Gang from China Media project analyzed the frequency of political terms in Chinese search engine, Baidu, and found the disappearance of terms like “constitutional rule” and “civil society” on the one hand, and the increase of terms like “Mao Zedong's thought” on the other.
Feminist activist Xiao Meili is four months into her journey on foot from Beijing to to the southern city of Guangzhou.
Smartphone maker Xiaomi's cheapest model Hongmi has sparked a buying frenzy among cash-strapped consumers.
China has started a serious crackdown on corruption in 2013, it’s now also online entertainment. China introduced an online video game called “Fight Corruption” online and encouraged web users to play the game by claiming that “everyone has a responsibility to fight corruption and embezzlement.” TeaLeafNation has more details.
China experts predict the main environment issues for China in 2014: Air pollution, waste management and and water shortages. chinadialogue has more details.
The Humans of Shanghai page was created in March 2013 and features scenes of daily life in the Chinese metropolis.
After Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to a local restaurant last week that received massive media attention, petitioners in Beijing think it's a good place for protest. Last weekend they showed up outside of the restaurant hanging banners calling out the government for corruption.
China's crackdown on online "rumor-mongering" has led many opinion leaders to quit Sina Weibo, the country's most popular social media platform.
"Without the belief of American freedom, can the New York Times still be the New York Times?"
Jason Ng from Blocked in Weibo, a blog dedicated to monitor censorship in China twitter-like Weibo, picked five of his most favorite censored micro-blogs in 2013.
The Sound Stage, a Youbute Channel introducing Chinese independent music band, introduce Shuangzi, a Beijing Rapper in their latest episode.
Antoine Lavenant, with his girlfriend spent a year in Asia – China, Laos, Cambodia, Thaïland, Malaysia, Philippines and Sri Lanka. The video is a brief record of their exciting journey.
One Billion Stories is a series of short films set in Shanghai about the people we pass by every day. In this video, the BBQ street vendor Steven talks about his life as a migrant worker in Shanghai, his view on freedom and independence and his ideal China. He says:...