Foshan

One-Child Policy Accused of Breeding Mistrust

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...

Driver Jailed for Death of Foshan Toddler

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...

Inside the Walls of a Detention Center

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...

1 Million Homeless in China Floods

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...

Oil Contaminates Drinking Water in Foshan

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...

A Chinese Village Takes a Stand Against Graft – Peter Ford

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 […]

The Grey Slowly Fell – Southern Daily

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/ª∫ÂõΩ, Bei Jiang/Âåóʱü, and Tian Qing/Ê∑ªÂ∫Ü in Foshan. Yangcheng Evening News also […]

The Siege of Foshan – The Sun

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 […]

Is Made in China Pricing Itself Out of the Market? – Mark Kleinman

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 […]

S. China Province Reinvents Self to Lead National Change – John Ruwitch

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 […]

McDonald’s to tap China car boom – AP

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 […]

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