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Internet Police Emerge from Behind the Curtains

Xinhua reports the launch of official social media accounts for local branches of China’s Internet police: Starting from June 1, internet police in 50 localities – including both metropolises such as Beijing and...

A Culture of Bidding

The New York Times has produced a lengthy and in-depth report and digital feature on the culture...

Temple-Hopping and Virtual Prayers

Following a Zhejiang temple’s inundation with applicants for short-term monkhood, Zoey Zhang at The Diplomat looks at young Chinese seeking temporary refuge from the pressures of the dusty world: During the ten-day camp...

Heat Wave Miraculously Revives Fake Beating Victim

An attempt to capitalize on widespread outrage at chengguan urban management staff was foiled by the continuing heat wave on Saturday, when a supposedly dead “beating victim” had to get up for a drink of water. From...

Coin of Realm in China Graft: Phony Receipts

The New York Times’ David Barboza describes China’s booming trade in fake fapiao tax receipts: To begin to comprehend China’s vast underground economy, one need only visit this city’s major transportation depots and...

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