Author: Cindy

Cindy is currently an undergraduate studying political science and Asian studies at UC Berkeley. She is primarily interested in Chinese political reform and social justice, particularly issues of poverty and inequality.
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Blogger Given 6.5 Years for ‘Rumor-Mongering’

AFP reports that a court in Yunnan has sentenced Dong Rubin, a well-known microblogger and businessman, to six-and-a-half years in prison for “fabricating and spreading online rumors for economic gain.” Dong’s prison sentence follows a judicial interpretation issued last year stipulating fines or prison time for those profiting from such activities. 

July 23, 2014 8:51 PM

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 last ten years: The number of young male workers with no history of health problems who died suddenly in their sleep has risen sharply over the past decade in the manufacturing hub Dongguan, research shows.

July 22, 2014 8:03 PM

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