anti-Japan protests

Sony: China Business “More or Less” Back to Normal

The head of Sony’s China operations claimed on Tuesday that business has “more or less” returned to normal for Japanese companies hit by this year’s Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands dispute. From Reuters: The spat...

Mixed News on Netizen Detentions

Economic Observer reported last month on Chongqing authorities’ efforts to “clean up” cases of people sentenced to re-education through labour for online comments during Bo Xilai’s rule over the...

New Leftist Targeted in Shoe-Throwing Protest

A student at Hainan University hurled a shoe at prominent neo-Maoist Sima Nan after a lecture on Sunday, earning cheers from others in the audience. Global Voices’ Oiwan Lam translated the thrower’s introductory...

People’s Daily Urges Nationalist’s Arrest

At Tea Leaf Nation, Tom Snyder covers the fallout from an incident during last month’s anti-Japanese protests: prominent nationalist Han Deqiang’s slapping of an elderly man for “disrespecting” Mao...

Drawing the News: Evil Kungfu Panda and More

This week, Drawing the News showcases political cartoons on the anti-Japan protests, CCTV’s attempt at populism and official corruption: Artist: Rebel Pepper (via Over the Wall) Rebel Pepper comments on the vigor of recent...

Rational Patriotism in the (Canned) Air

Recycling tycoon Chen Guangbiao leapt into action after the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, travelling to Japan to distribute food, blankets and good wishes from China, and personally—according to one Chinese newspaper—pulling three...

Chinese Patrol Ships Arrive in Diaoyu Waters

Two Chinese surveillance ships entered waters near the disputed Diaoyu Islands this morning, according to the Japanese Coast Guard, in what Chinese state media has called a “rights defense” patrol. From Reuters:...

Drawing the News: Anti-Japan Protests and More

The China news cycle has been dominated by anti-Japan protests following the Japanese government’s purchase of three Diaoyu Islands. This week, Drawing the News looks at netizen cartoons tackling this and other timely...

China Probing Protest Outside U.S. Embassy

Chinese authorities are investigating a Tuesday incident in which a group of protesters harassed U.S. ambassador Gary Lockein his car outside the U.S. embassy. From Bloomberg Businessweek: State Department spokeswoman Victoria...

Weibo’s Limits and the Ballad of China’s Middle Class

Comments from China’s microblogs have become a common element of news coverage as concise but colourful illustrations of the popular mood. At Asia Society’s ChinaFile, however, Amy Qin points out that Weibo offers an...



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