Xiamen’s Bus Arsonist: the Unlikely Martyr

At The Atlantic, Fei Wang describes the hard life of Chen Shuizong, the alleged arsonist in the Xiamen BRT bus fire that killed 47 people on June 7, who like suicide bomber Qian Mingqi two years ago has received a surprising...

Ministry of Truth: Crooks and Village Justice

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Guangdong Propaganda Department: Do not report, republish, or comment on Gu Chujun’s May 22...

Sensitive: Wrongly Convicted Released in Fujian

As of May 19, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function). Intertwined Injustices in Fujian: On June 24, 2001, a bomb exploded at the Fuqing City Discipline Inspection...

Abducted Man Used Google Maps to Find Home

A Sichuan man who was abducted at the age of five and taken to Fujian province says he used Google Maps to figure out the location of his hometown, according to a Fujian news portal. From Amy Li of the South China Morning Post:...

Diseased Pork Operation Busted in Fujian

Authorities in Fujian province have detained two men for allegedly processing and selling the carcasses of diseased pigs, according to the South China Morning Post: Police in Nanjing county, Zhangzhou, detained a 44-year-old...

All Eyes on New Guangdong Party Chief, Hu Chunhua

Among a slew of other new appointments this week, Xinhua reported that Hu Jintao protégé “Little Hu” Chunhua is to be the new Party chief of Guangdong province. His time at the helm of the economic powerhouse is...

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