Cartoonist Rebel Pepper comments on the case of Guangxi Normal University Press social media...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 29, 2012
Over the weekend, residents took to the streets in Ningbo, Zhejiang, to protest plans to expand a paraxylene (PX) plant in their city. Following the protests, which lasted three days and sometimes turned violent, the local...
by Anne Henochowicz | Oct 27, 2012
As of October 27, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function): Protests in Ningbo: Thousands in the coastal city are demonstrating against the expansion of a petrochemical...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 14, 2011
Greenpeace has released the results of an investigation into water pollution by Chinese textile plants, and is pressuring Western brands such as Nike and Adidas to push for change. From The Guardian: In their one-year...
by Michael Zhao | Sep 11, 2007
Power unplugged for the once headline-making anti-corruption online game. But why it went offline remains somewhat a mystery. From the Wall Street Journal: Ningbo created an elaborate online role-playing game called Incorruptible Warrior, in which players wield weapons and supernatural powers to kill corrupt government officials, their bikini-clad mistresses and even their families. Players could […]
by Michael Zhao | Jul 30, 2007
This is not a TV drama or movie poster. It is, you may never guess it, one for an anti-corruption game, offered for free. Sorry, only in Chinese, and no Mac version, at least not yet. Translated from Oriental Morning Post, via sina.com: The game promises to teach you historical knowledge about ancient China while […]
by Kate Zhao | Jun 26, 2007
From Associated Press: A 22-mile long bridge that its builders claim is the world’s longest sea-crossing structure was formally linked-up Tuesday just south of the business hub of Shanghai. The bridge links Shanghai to the industrial city of Ningbo across Hangzhou Bay, cutting the distance between them from about 250 miles to just 50 miles. […]