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Stories about China

19 November 2014

​Why an Open Letter Attacking China's Professors for ‘Blackening the Motherland’ Is So Worrisome

Some observers fear the letter, published in a local Chinese Communist Party newspaper, is a sign that a purge of free-thinking professors is coming.

15 November 2014

Chinese Fishermen Are Poaching Coral From Japanese Waters

"Beautiful coral that has taken years for nature to create are being uprooted. The maritime ecosystem of the sea around the Bonin Islands is being destroyed."

8 November 2014

Chinese Web Users Are Skeptical as China and Japan Resume Official Dialogue

The two nations are at odds over a set of islands in the East China Sea. Beijing is also angry about Tokyo’s unwillingness to fully recognise its WWII atrocities.

3 November 2014

Apple's China Experience Sours as State Hackers Target iCloud Data

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Experts see the attacks as emblematic of the proverbial price paid by foreign companies that choose to make their services available in China.

24 October 2014

How Chinese President Xi Jinping and His Yellow Umbrella Became a Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protest Meme

A propaganda photo of the Chinese leader on an official visit to the mainland's Hubei Province has been photoshopped into various pro-democracy protest scenes in Hong Kong.

22 October 2014

Learn Who's Who in Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution With ‘Mr and Little Miss Hong Kong People’

Inspired by British cartoon "Mr Men and Little Miss," commercial artist Maxwell created illustrations of the important pro-democracy protesters and government workers caught up in the Occupy Central movement.

17 October 2014

Hong Kong's Journalists Battle Self-Censorship, Intimidation and Police Violence to Report Umbrella Revolution

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Four independent news sites issued a joint statement condemning police for intentionally attacking reporters. Reporters at other outlets have had to deal with management's self-censorship for fear of angering Beijing.

15 October 2014

Beijing Claims Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protests Are a US-Backed Color Revolution

Never mind that the very thing protesters are fighting for -- the right to nominate candidates -- is a feature of local elections in mainland China.

14 October 2014

Following Political Pressure, Citizen-Led Rural Libraries Shut Down in China

During the past seven years, China Rural Library has partnered with local schools and government-owned libraries and set up 22 libraries across 11 provinces in China.

13 October 2014

How Two Tibetan Musicians Created a Novel and Forbidden Collaboration Through the Internet

By communicating through the internet, Tibetan exile musician Techung and internal Tibetan blogger Woeser were able to create a song that reaches across borders while calling attention to them.

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