Author: Cindy

Cindy is currently an undergraduate studying political science and Asian studies at UC Berkeley. She is primarily interested in Chinese political reform, social justice, particularly issues of poverty and inequality, as well as philosophy.
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Activists Worry as Landmark Gay ‘Conversion’ Case Stalls

Gay rights activists in China are becoming increasingly worried after a lawsuit filed against gay “conversion” clinic in Beijing has passed the deadline for a decision without further ruling from the court. Josh Chin at China Realtime reports: The lawsuit, filed with Beijing’s Haidian District Court in May, accuses a psychiatric counseling clinic in the southwestern

November 21, 2014 4:42 PM

8,000 Chinese Teachers Strike for Higher Pay

Despite a lack of organized unions in China, 8,000 teachers in Zhaodong, Heilongjiang organized a three-day strike this week in response to unfulfilled government promises to increase wages and benefits. Christina Larson at Bloomberg Businessweek reports: For three days in November, 8,000 schoolteachers in China’s northern Heilongjiang province refused to enter

November 21, 2014 4:26 PM

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