Who is Xu Zhiyong?

Following the imposition of a four-year prison sentence on Xu Zhiyong on Sunday, AFP’s Tom...

Women’s Rights Activist Ye Haiyan Made Homeless

According to accounts on social media from women’s rights activist Ye Haiyan and supporters, security police forcibly evicted Ye and her family from their rental home in Zhongshan, Guangdong province on Saturday. After a...

In Guizhou, Journalist Intimidation On Display

Der Spiegel’s Bernhard Zand recaps the tragic November death of 5 homeless boys in Guizhou, and the official backlash faced by journalist Li Yuanlong after he brought the story to light: Unemployed journalist Li’s...

Photos: Migrants’ and Petitioners’ City Homes

Ministry of Tofu translates, together with comments from Sina Weibo, a Sina.com photo essay showing migrant workers in Chongqing living in improvised tents and shacks, under bridges or on construction sites. Mr. Zhou, 47 years...

Down and Out in China

As chinaSMACK and others have reported, a homeless man has become a hot item on the Chinese Internet, due to his sultry good looks. Asia Times looks at the phenomenon of “Brother Sharp,” who became homeless after...

Blogger Gives Hope to Homeless Chinese

From the AFP: Zhang Shihe is not your typical activist. But the 57-year-old retired Chinese advertising executive has embraced the role since rescuing 14 disabled people from the streets of Beijing, thanks in large part to the...

The Vagrants Behind the Wall – Laohumiao

From Global Voices Blog, original text by Laohumiao, translated by Meng Zhang: Beijing, the host of 2008 Summer Olympics that has been prettified to be the highest honor and dream of the whole country, is trying to show every bright aspect of its stable and harmonious to the whole world, however, when you are almost […]



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