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After Killing Sprees, Beijing Bans Knife Sales

After two recent stabbings in Beijing—one of which took two lives (including a U.S. citizen) on July 17 at a downtown shopping mall, the other claimed one fatality on July 22 at the same Carrefour outlet that supplied the murder...

China Offers Reward for Food Safety Informers

CDT previously reported on the tightening of food safety regulations in China. Despite these actions towards better food safety, concerns continue. China is now planning to offer up to a $48,000 reward for food safety informers,...

Carrefour Now a Sensitive Word

From Google Blogoscoped: Many Chinese are currently reportedly angered at France for an attack against a wheelchair-bound Olympic torch bearer that took place in France, as well as Paris awarding honorary citizenship to the...

What’s Behind the Recent Boycott?

China Newsweek’s Mo Zhixu 莫之许 (Beijing-based) in his recent op-ed, “Why am I against the boycott,” revealed the core reason causing boycott–the mixed feelings of pride and a lack of self-confidence of...

Han Han: It’s Distasteful to Boycott Carrefour

While hundreds of thousands of Chinese rushed to boycott Carrefour, a French supermarket chain which was accused of funding the Dalai Lama, Han Han, an influential writer among China’s younger generation and a race car...

Burning the Wrong Flag?

The recent anti-France (Carrefour) protests are still spreading within China, and Chinese cyberspace is flooded with angry “patriotic” messages. But this is not the only voice being expressed online. For example,...

Chinese Urge Anti-West Boycott Over Tibet Stance

From the New York Times: Armed with her laptop and her indignation, Zhu Xiaomeng sits in her dorm room here, stoking a popular backlash against Western support for Tibet that has unnerved foreign investors and Western diplomats...

Beijing Tries to Rein in Nationalist Beast

As they did with fierce anti-Japanese protests in 2005, it appears China’s leaders are now moving to control the outpourings of nationalist sentiment they helped unleash in the wake of Tibet-related protests. From the BBC:...

Hero to Traitor: The Difference a Day Makes

After excoriating a respected news editor for advocating greater freedom of speech and venting their anger on a Chinese student at Duke University for trying to promote dialogue between pro-China and pro-Tibet protestors,...

Questioning the Boycott of Carrefour

Calls for a boycott of French retailer Carrefour are heating up. Time China blog posted the text of an SMS making the rounds: We hope you are able to boycott Carrefour at least on 1 May, to deliver, by the empty Carrefour that...

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