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After Killing Sprees, Beijing Bans Knife Sales

After two recent stabbings in Beijing—one of which took two lives (including a U.S. citizen) on July 17 at a downtown shopping mall, the other claimed one fatality on July 22 at the same Carrefour outlet that supplied the murder...

Catching Fish Using Birds: Images of a Dying Art

At The Atlantic, American documentary photographer Michael Steverson unveils a photo essay on the ancient yet dying Chinese art of cormorant fishing, featuring two elderly brothers who supplement their income from fishing by...

Guangxi River Pollution Highlights Broader Issues

Xinhua reports that five officials in Guangxi have been suspended over heavy metal contamination in the Hejiang river. The owner of one processing plant has also been detained, but as Businessweek’s Christina Larson...

Ma Jian: China’s Barbaric One-Child Policy

More than 30 years have gone by since the introduction of China’s one-child policy in response to the Mao-era population boom. At The Guardian, author Ma Jian condemns the policy’s corrosive social effects, and the...

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...

Pollution, Piranha Plague Southern Chinese Rivers

China Daily reported on Tuesday that, according to government figures, nearly ten billion tons of industrial wastewater and domestic sewage were poured directly into Guangdong’s rivers last year: More than 9.5 billion tons...

Seven Fired Over Toxic Metal Spill

 Seven officials in southern China have been fired because of their failure to report the recent cadmium spill in Guangxi. When the spill first occurred, people in the region continued to use the contaminated water. This spill...

Guangxi’s Battle for Clean Water

After detection of high levels of cadmium in the tributaries of the Pearl River, officials claim that the levels of the poisonous chemical found in batteries has been successfully diluted. The chemical spill threatened the water...

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