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...

Six Chinese Women Hurt in Cleaver Attack: Report

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...

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...

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

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



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