An Australian study published last week attempts to quantify the psychological effects of the “one-child policy” on those born under it, who have often been disparaged as a generation of spoiled “Little...
Sep 6, 2012
One of two drivers who fatally struck a Guangdong toddler last year has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison after a trial held in late May. From Xinhua: Hu Jun was convicted of involuntary homicide by the Nanhai...
Aug 8, 2012
NYU law professor Jerome Cohen argued last month at the South China Morning Post that “nothing more vividly illustrates” abuse of China’s criminal justice system “than the restrictions imposed on an...
Jun 26, 2012
Caijing reports: On June 26 before dawn, hundreds of riot police clashed with the villagers in...
Oct 12, 2011
China’s group of self-declared independent candidates, who have waged campaigns for local election over social media, have received a boost after two won their elections in Foshan. The Telegraph reports: In the south, Guo...
Jun 7, 2010
Days after Honda reached an accord with striking workers at a parts plant in Foshan, another strike has broken out at another plant affiliated with the auto maker in the same city. From the New York Times: Natsuno Asanuma, a...
May 17, 2010
Another violent attack in China targeted women in a marketplace in Foshan, Guangdong. From Reuters: The women were injured on Sunday around a crowded marketplace in Foshan, a city in far southern China’s Guangdong...
Jun 16, 2008
AP reports on the floods in Foshan, the third major natural disaster to hit China this year: The floods killed 57 people, collapsed tens of thousands of homes, damaged crops across more than 2.12 million acres and causing more...
Feb 19, 2008
About 100,000 people in the southern China manufacturing base Foshan went without water for six hours this weekend after an oil slick contaminated its local river, threatening nearby cities as well. Terra Daily reports: Local...
Oct 18, 2007
The Christian Science Monitor gives an update on the 14 week long protest by villagers in Foshan who are fighting corrupt local officials: Xiantang’s angry villagers took control of the village council’s opulent five-story offices on July 1, after officials had refused to open their accounting books. They have been there ever since, mounting a […]
Oct 14, 2007
Foshan city and Guangzhou city in Guangdong province started to move their cement factories out of the urban area this year for pollution reasons. The following photos by Southern Daily show the process of relocating the four major cement factories, Tian Li/Ê∑ªÂäõ, Jian Guo/Âª∫ÂõΩ, Bei Jiang/ÂåóÊ±ü, and Tian Qing/Ê∑ªÂ∫Ü in Foshan. Yangcheng Evening News also […]
Sep 23, 2007
ESWN translates an article from the Sun about Foshan city, Guangdong, where villagers have taken over the village committee building for over two months: Earlier this month, the village party secretary who had been the target of criticisms resigned. The town government sent in three cadres to take over government work in the village. As […]
Sep 9, 2007
From Guangzhou Daily, Translated by CDT: Yesterday, Foshan bus companies publicly reported on increasing cases of counterfeit money and false bus passes used on buses. Since 2004, Foshan bus companies have seized over 2,000 false bus passes and received about RMB 1.92 million yuan ($250,000 dollars) in counterfeit money, which included RMB 1.88 million yuan […]
Sep 8, 2007
Few experiences capture the essence of China’s rise as an industrial powerhouse as vividly as a journey into one of the vast factory towns of the Pearl River Delta. The chemical fumes and roar of machinery are a reminder that like almost nowhere else in the world, southern China has become the focal point on […]
Nov 16, 2006
From Reuter, Over the years, this village-turned-urban sprawl in south China has conjured up images of low-cost, low-tech factories churning out the stuff that fuelled China’s economic take off. Shenzhen was the testing ground for the first tentative steps that China took over two decades ago to reform and open up its economy to the […]
Jun 19, 2006
Via CNN.com: McDonald’s Corp. and China Petroleum and Chemical Corp. announced an alliance Tuesday to build drive-through McDonald’s outlets, hoping to combine forces to profit from soaring Chinese car ownership. Under the agreement, McDonald’s and the Chinese partner, known as Sinopec, will turn an unspecified number of the 30,000 gasoline service stations that Sinopec operates […]
CDT in the News
- MIT Technology Review – Now China wants to censor online comments
- The Globe and Mail – Shanghai leaves lockdown after two months, but ‘zero COVID’ policy remains
- WION – Shanghai residents spent 2 months ‘locked’ up, but China bans media from calling it a ‘lockdown’
- The Independent – Shanghai prohibits media from using the term ‘lockdown’
- Guardian – Shanghai reportedly bans media use of the term ‘lockdown’ as lockdown ends