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Zheng Yefu: “For Whom is the Country Being Defended?”

Retired Peking University sociology professor Zheng Yefu is known for his outspoken political views. In a recent essay that went viral on Chinese social media, Zheng argues that the Party’s attempts to protect and...

Prof Reluctantly Apologizes for Rape Comment

Already a member of the cohort of privileged elite adolescents that often breed disdain in China due to his past misbehavior, Li Tianyi, son of decorated PLA singer Li Shuangjiang, was arrested for suspicion of involvement in a...

Rape Charges Against PLA General’s Son Uncertain

Li Guanfeng (also known as Li Tianyi), the 17-year-old son of high-profile People’s Liberation Army singer Li Shuangjiang, was arrested in February on suspicion of involvement with a gang rape. Li is now set to go on...

Phrase of the Week: Compare Fathers

The Word of the Week comes from China Digital Space’s Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and frequently encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of China’s online...

Bad Behavior by Wealthy Teenagers Breeds Disdain

When a 19-year-old student from China crashed his Mercedes into a car in Washington State, killing a 25-year-old and injuring four others, the Chinese microblogging sphere took note. And when his parents arrived to pay his $2...

General’s Son Detained in Connection with Gang Rape

Li Guanfeng (also known as Li Tianyi), the 17-year-old son of People’s Liberation Army general and renowned singer Li Shuangjiang, has been arrested for involvement in a gang rape. In 2011, the younger Li was arrested...

Ferrari Crash Alerts Censors

A Ferrari crash on a Beijing highway in the early morning hours of Tuesday may not have aroused much attention, until netizens suddenly found that searches for “Ferrari” were blocked on microblogging sites. Rumors...

Wealth Rises in China with Increasing Social Cost

With the release of the most recent China “rich list,” it was discovered that the number of billionaires in China had doubled. Meanwhile, resentment is escalating among other members of Chinese society who are not on...

China’s “Symphony” of Privilege

After a simple traffic accident, the 15 year old son of acclaimed singer Li Shuangjiang attacked a couple in the vehicle hit.  China Media Project provides more background and a translation of an editorial from The Beijing News:...



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