Latest posts by Jack Hu
7 November 2015
China announced at the end of October that it was scrapping its infamous one-child policy. Many Chinese netizens didn't exactly greet the news with cheers.
31 October 2015
Netizens Think the Controversial Confucius Peace Prize Is Suspiciously Convenient for Chinese Authorities
The Chinese government isn't associated with the prize, which was awarded this year to Zimbabwe's President Mugabe. But that hasn't stopped censorship of critical comments or the communist party's cheerleading.
24 October 2015
"Wang Shiwei told the truth and got himself killed. Then telling lies becomes a trend. Today, lie have replaced everything else."
12 October 2015
Why Some Chinese Seem to Be Gloating Over Their Country's Exclusion From the Trans-Pacific Partnership
"...are so many Chinese rejoicing over China's misfortune? No. What’s behind this is discontent over the status quo and demands for reforms."
4 October 2015
The Chinese government's anti-graft campaign, aimed at weeding out corrupt government officials, has been criticized for hindering economic growth and seen as an excuse to crack down on political opponents.
1 October 2015
"We’ve been deceived for years. The Cultural Revolution only let me know the class struggle under a proletarian dictatorship. And that there is no next generation of communism."
27 September 2015
China is launching a reform of its state-owned enterprises, but economists argue the plan is too conservative and won't help address the issues of pervasive corruption and market dominance.
14 September 2015
9 September 2015
Liu Shengjun, a well-know economist and opinion leader, has audaciously called for the privatization of state-owned enterprises, a taboo idea given China's commitment to the idea of collective ownership.
5 August 2015
China Communist Youth League has recruited approximately 18 million "civilization volunteers" to “spread positive energy” online.
28 July 2015
Lin Zuoming, chairman of a state-owned aerospace and defense company called China Aviation Industry Corp., echoed the theory of foreign manipulation "aimed at breaking people’s faith in government."
26 June 2015
"In China, if you have enough money, they don't have to face these problems. They can't survive overseas and come back to cheat their relatives."
17 June 2015
"How can CCTV deny [the government’s] responsibility? Isn't society accountable for four children choosing suicide by drinking pesticide?"
5 June 2015
Xiang Heping wept in an interview that she tied up her 9-year-old daughter and deprived her of food and water for six days as punishment for doing poorly in school.
27 May 2015
After months of touting for rising prices, the Communist Party newspaper People's Daily posted a cautionary note this month, warning that stock trading is “high risk.”
21 May 2015
A man was shot after fighting with an officer inside a train station. To many, it was violence typical of government efforts to maintain stability at all costs.
14 May 2015
Web users are criticizing local Chinese authorities for cracking down on crowd-sourced taxi service Uber, accusing them of protecting the taxi industry and attacking yet another foreign Internet company.
15 January 2015
30 December 2014
For many young Chinese, Christmas is simply a lighthearted diversion that has little to do with religious faith, but authorities see the Western festival as a threat.
23 December 2014
Following a recent brawl on a flight from mainland China to Hong Kong, a Singapore news website argued that a 'fierce' attitude is necessary to succeed living on the mainland.