Police Quell Beijing Protest after Woman’s Death

A large protest broke out near a shopping mall in southern Beijing on Wednesday following the death last week of a 22-year-old migrant worker, according to Edward Wong of The New York Times, who reported that hundreds of police...

China Braces For End Of World

With the apocalypse now less than ten days away, China has been joining in the global festival of panic, resignation and denial at the imminent extinction of humanity. At China Real Time Report, Chao Deng described some Chinese...

Orgy Photos Making Awkward Waves on Web

A series of more than a hundred leaked online photos featuring five people engaged in group sex has put the Communist Party on the defensive, writes The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos, who puts the awkward situation in...

U.K. Officials Granted Access to Gu Kailai Trial

Bloomberg news reports that the Chinese government will allow U.K. officials to attend the murder trial of Gu Kailai, set to begin on Thursday in the eastern city of Hefei: Two officials from the U.K. Embassy in Beijing will be...

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