Diverse Sinophone Groups Voice Support for Gaza

Israel’s war in Gaza has elicited increasing attention from the Sinophone world, as five months of violence have led to the deaths of 32,000 Palestinians, an imminent famine in northern Gaza, and little progress on freeing...

Beijing Airport Bomber Sentenced to Six Years (Updated)

South China Morning Post’s Patrick Boehler reports the sentencing of petitioner Ji Zhongxing to six years in prison for causing an explosion at Beijing International Airport in July. The wheelchair-bound petitioner was...

Links Between Airport Blast and Fruit Vendor’s Death

Posts from a now-deleted blog attributed to accused Beijing airport bomber Ji Zhongxing appear to explain his motive for the explosion: he had apparently struggled for years to win compensation after being beaten into paralysis...

Explosion Reported in Beijing Airport

Chinese state media are reporting that a man in a wheelchair was injured after setting off a homemade explosive device in Beijing’s international airport today. From the Guardian: The man detonated an apparently homemade...

Explosion at Bank Kills 2 in Wuhan

An explosive device planted outside a branch of the China Construction Bank in Wuhan reportedly killed two people and injured at least ten, the New York Times reports: Postings on the Twitter-like Weibo microblog, from people...

Immolation, Explosions and Poetry on the Roof of the World

Just days after the tenth self-immolation in protest of Chinese rule in Tibet, a bomb was detonated early yesterday morning at a government building in eastern Tibet. From an AFP report: A bomb blast has ripped through a...

Demolitions Cause Most Social Unrest

China Daily covers recent research by the Research Center for Social Contradiction, attached to the Office of Letters and Calls which handles petitions in Beijing. Their poll results illustrate problems faced by those relocated...

China’s Critical Disconnect

At China Real Time Report, Stanley Lubman examines the “critical disconnect” between China’s national and local governments, its historical roots, and its consequences in areas from food safety to intellectual...

Tianjin Bomb Blast Adds to Unrest; Two People Wounded

It’s been an unsettling weekend in China, with major riots in Hubei and Guangzhou. State media is also reporting a bomb blast outside municipal office buildings in Tianjin on Friday, in which two people were wounded. From...

Reflections on China’s Future –

Charles Custer marks the 500th post on the ChinaGeeks blog in a subdued fashion, reflecting on the Jiangxi bomber Qian Mingqi and the widespread anger that has led many Chinese to sympathise with him. Originally, I had planned...

Three Dead in Chinese Bombings

Three people have now been reported killed in the bombs set off yesterday in Fuzhou, Jiangxi. From the Toronto Star: At least three people died and seven were wounded in the blasts in the city of Fuzhou, according to state...

Explosions in South China City Wound at Least 5

Three explosions outside government offices in Fuzhou, Jiangxi have injured at least five people, according to state media reports. From AP: A car exploded outside the prosecutor’s office in Fuzhou city, then 10 minutes...



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