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Reformist Emperor Guangxu Was Poisoned, Study Confirms

From Danwei blog: Guangxu, the second to last emperor of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), is best known for his unsuccessful attempt to modernize China by instituting reforms to the system of government in 1898. The so-called Hundred Days Reform aimed to adopt a constitutional monarchy. The reforms turned out to be short-lived, just like the emperor himself. On November 11, 1908, the

November 3, 2008

Taxi Drivers On Strike In Chongqing

From China Daily: Cab drivers in main urban zones of southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality stopped work to protest a number of issues in China’s fourth biggest city on Monday. Members of the public could find no cabs in service during the rush hour, and sources with the city transport authority said the cab drivers were suspected of being on strike.

November 2, 2008