Hunger Stalks Guiyang After Snap Lockdown

Hunger is becoming a common side-effect of China’s often chaotic lockdowns. During a citywide pandemic lockdown in Xi’an, residents went hungry as government propagandists cheered “noodles helping noodles.” During the...

Bo’s Influence “Banished” as Trial Rumors Swirl

Amid conflicting reports about the date of Bo Xilai’s trial, China’s Global Times reported on Monday that the proceedings would not start that day in Guiyang, as previously rumored. According to “a source close...

China Becomes an Urban Nation at Breakneck Speed

The Guardian reports from Guiyang on the rapid pace of China’s urbanization process, the results of which are, according to the article, “often messy, chaotic and unanticipated”: The city is eating hungrily...

In Guiyang, a Golden Rule Built on Graft

Wang Heyan reports on Fan Zhongqian, a former Guizhou official convicted for graft. From Caijing: Cash, real estate and a golden book of traditional Chinese morals –literally made of gold – were just a few of the perks Fan...

Official Selection Contests Aired To Public In SW China City

From Xinhua: Ma Ningyu stood on the podium and spoke with confidence on his ideas about how to better serve the public in his district. He is speaking off the cuff to convince a panel of judges about his political ideas in a few...

Newspapers Make for an Ugly City – Joel Martinsen

From Danwei blog: For the last seven years, commuters on their way to work in Guiyang have found it hard to buy a morning paper. As part of a campaign to clean up the city’s roadways, the capital of Guizhou Province cleared its sidewalks in 2001 and has kept them free of vendors’ stalls, including […]

Hundreds riot in China, attack police, smash cars – Reuters

From the Washington Post: Hundreds of Chinese attacked police and smashed up squad cars after a migrant was apparently beaten up for refusing to pay for a resident’s permit, a newspaper reported on Thursday. The riot in Guiyang, capital of the southwestern province of Guizhou, was the latest eruption of unrest the Communist Party fears […]

Guiyang Mobs Smashed Police and Reporters’ Cars in Chaos – Guizhou Metro Daily

From Guizhou Metro Daily, translated by CDT: Hundreds of people smashed police cars in Guiyang at midnight of July 10, after para-policemen beat up a newly arrived migrant worker Mr. Guo, who refused to pay for a temporary residency book. The incident happened around 9pm July 10 near a bath house at Luchongguan Road in […]

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