Latest posts by Abby Liu from February, 2013
More than 100 parents of gays and lesbians from different parts of China have sent an open letter [zh] to delegates of China’s National People’s Congress asking the government to legalize same-sex marriage.
Just prior to China's annual “two meetings” of the NPC and CPPCC, which are scheduled to convene on March 5, more than 100 prominent individuals — including academics, journalists, lawyers and economists signed an open letter calling on China's government to immediately ratify the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The open letter, circulated on Chinese social media...
The trial of an elderly man named Qiu accused of murdering a doctor during the Cultural Revolution has generated discussions about the cultural revolution in China. China Media Project has translated the comments from Chinese social media and traditional media.
Authorities in Southern China's Guangzhou city have detained 10 activists who staged a protest over North Korean nuclear test. The news triggered netizens’ outrage. Radio Free Asia has more.
Looking to Taiwanese-born director Ang Lee's Oscar win for Best Director with pride and envy, mainland Chinese web users frustrated with China's tight grip on the film industry are wondering about their own country's cinematic potential.
A Chinese billionaire's warning that no amount of money can protect the rich from China's environmental crisis has resonated with web users, many of whom are already alarmed about the country's toxic combination of air and water contamination and food safety issues.
High-ranking Chinese military officer Luo Yuan opened a personal Weibo account on Feb 21. Since then, his pro-war comments on how to manage China's relationship with Japan and the recent nuclear test in North Korea have triggered sharp criticism from netizens. Offbeat recorded Luo Yuan's battle on Weibo.
Tencent News recently put together a photo story about the “colorful waters of China“, Offbeat China has translated the captions of the pictures.
U.S. cyber security firm Mandiant has reported that the Chinese People's Liberation Army is behind many cyber attacks against American organizations, but the usually heavy-handed Chinese government is not blocking online discussion of the news, according to TeaLeafNation. Taiwan-based Next Media Animation has produced a cheeky animated explainer of the hacking revelations.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping has urged the Communist Party of China (CPC) to be more tolerant of criticism and receptive to the views of non-communists. His comment has drawn a lot of interests on Weibo and Twitter, some responded with hope, others reacted with skepticism. CHINA DIGITAL TIMES has more...
With China and Japan currently sparring over islands in the East China Sea, the Chinese entertainment industry has upped its production of films about Japan's World War II-era invasion of China. TV extra Shi Zhongpeng made headlines in China last week for reportedly having acted as a Japanese soldier more than 200 times last year.
At ChinaFile, former Southern Weekend editor Chang Ping talks about the Southern Weekend incident from an insider's perspective, including its effect on the prospects for media freedom in China.
China's Sohu Business recently released an infographic explaining the origin of Beijing’s air pollution. According to the infographic, vehicle emissions are the number one reason for the terrible air. TeaLeafNation translates.
Many migrant workers in China only get paid at year-end when the work is done. Unfortunately, their wages are often delayed. As they lack resources for legal help in China, some try different ways to get attention online. On Jan 31, five migrant workers dressed as cartoons to seek help....