Economic growth and poverty reduction are two of the Chinese Communist Party’s core goals...
by Natalie Ornell | Apr 20, 2014
Julie Makinen reports for The Los Angeles Times on the Chinese government’s silence after...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 5, 2013
China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection a new report on Tuesday, revealing that almost 60% of the groundwater it tested last year rated as ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’, and that nearly 60% of the...
by Anne Henochowicz | May 16, 2013
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Central Propaganda Department: Without exception, do not republish, report, or comment on the...
by Sophie Beach | May 16, 2013
Thousands of protesters rallied in Kunming on Thursday to oppose the construction of an oil refinery operated by China National Petroleum Corp. (PetroChina). The protests, the second this month, were mostly peaceful but were met...
by Sophie Beach | May 15, 2013
In the second related protest in two weeks, hundreds of people gathered on the streets in Kunming to protest the construction of an oil refinery and paraxylene (PX) plant near the city. The South China Morning Post is posting...
by Anne Henochowicz | Mar 24, 2013
As of March 24, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function). Kunming PX Plant: A p-Xylene (PX) and purified terephthalic acid (PTA) processing plant is planned for the...
by Mengyu Dong | Feb 26, 2013
Yan Linkun, a vice chairman of Yunnan Mining Co. and local political advisor, smashed equipment at a boarding gate at Kunming Changshui Airport after missing two flights on February 19. From Josh Chin at the Wall Street Journal,...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 18, 2013
At China Real Time Report, Tom Orlik discusses urbanization, hukou reform, land ownership, urban sustainability and the price of heroin in Chongqing with Tom Miller, author of China’s Urban Billion. We’re hearing a lot...
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