Migrant Workers Mysteriously Dying in Dongguan

At the South China Morning Post, Andrea Chen reports that hundreds of young men living in the manufacturing area of Dongguan have mysteriously died in their sleep over the...

China is Brewing Wine From Tiger Bones

After a Chinese delegate admitted that Beijing allows a trade in skins from captive tigers at a CITES meeting in Geneva last week—saying “we don’t ban trade in tiger...

China’s Next Water Project Uproots Over 330,000...

Originally thought up by Mao Zedong in the 50s and given Beijing’s go-ahead in 2001, the South-to-North Water Diversion Project had run a bill of $79 billion as of January,...

Sensitive Words: Alibaba’s Political Ties

As of July 22, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function). Alibaba and the Political Elite: The New York Times reports...

Journalist Fired Over Work for Hong Kong Website

The New York Times’ Kiki Zhao reports the sudden firing of journalist Song Zhibiao over commentaries he wrote for a Hong Kong website. China’s State Administration...

China’s Unusual Decision to Spy On Naval Exercises

Jeremy Page at The Wall Street Journal reports that China sent a surveillance vessel to waters off Hawaii to monitor an international U.S.-led naval exercise in which China itself...