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Abby Liu · January, 2013

Formerly Chinese language editor for GV

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Latest posts by Abby Liu from January, 2013

Video: China's Social Media Landscape

TeaLeafNation editor David Wertime speaks at Harvard University about China's social media landscape and challenges and advantages with social media reporting.

China: Top 10 Independent Movies of 2012

Shelly Kraicer, a China-based writer and film curator offered a list of the best Chinese independent films made in 2012. ChinaFile has more details.  

Scholars Call for an End to China's One-Child Policy

China's one-child policy is unshakeable, top family planning official announced on January 14.The announcement, which dismissed speculation that the one-child policy would be scrapped, has triggered another heated debate on...

China's Transparent Reporting on Air Pollution

Beijing's record-breaking pollution has been reported by both Chinese and international media for the past few days. What's surprising is the official media's transparency in reporting about pollution, a topic often...

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 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 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...

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.

Website of a Liberal Political Journal Shut Down in China

The website of Yanhuang Chunqiu magazine, a liberal publication that published a bold piece titled “The Constitution is a Consensus for Political Reform,”  was shut down on Jan 4, 2013. The magazine’s official...

Chinese Leaders’ Apparent Thriftiness Fails to Resonate

The 'Four Dishes, One Soup' anti-corruption catchphrase originally coined by China’s first Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, has re-emerged centuries later. State media recently used the term to describe a...

China Visa Denial: Vendetta as Diplomacy?

Following China's Failure to Renew NY Times Reporter's Visa on Dec 31, 2012, Elizabeth Lynch analyzed China's Vendetta and urged for a free foreign press at the China Law & Policy blog....

A Consensus for Political Reform in China

Yanhuang Chunqiu[zh], a political journal within the Chinese Communist Party, has published a bold “New Year Greeting” in its latest edition. The article, titled “The Constitution is a Consensus for...

Podcast: China's Blog Scene

How has the China blog scene changed in the past two years? Sinica Podcast hosts two bloggers writing on China: Eric Fish from the Economic Observer who also writes for...

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