Liu Li has been petitioning for over a decade on behalf of her father, who suffered an injury at work in 2009. As a result, she has suffered reprisals including a conviction for “disrupting social order,” incarceration at the...
by Josh Rudolph | Jul 15, 2015
The BBC reports that three men allegedly armed with knives were shot dead and another woman...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 25, 2011
Author Wang Xiaofang has written a novel about corruption and the inner workings of Chinese bureaucracy that is not so loosely based on his experience working as secretary to Ma Xiangdong, deputy mayor of Shenyang who was...
by Xiao Qiang | Oct 9, 2009
Kuerbanjiang Saimaiti (库尔班江), 27, is a student in the Communication University of China (Thanks to Sunny for the correct translation) and a photographer for the Chinese Central Television (CCTV). He wrote the following post on...
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 6, 2007
More on the “ant farmers” in Shenyang, who were hundreds of thousands of mostly poor workers and farmers, many of whom lost their life savings in a financial scam. News about the incident and subsequent protests has...
by Wu Nan | Nov 26, 2007
A rich family in Shenyang, Liaoning Province used 38 Hummers for a wedding ceremony last Saturday. These cars jammed Shenyang streets and ran red lights. However, it was difficult for police to track and punish them, as the license plates of the Hummers were covered in advance. Story from Beijing Morning News and photo via […]
by Wu Nan | Nov 23, 2007
An update of the Ant Farmers’ protest, via Reuters: Tensions have eased after thousands of people in northeast China besieged government offices demanding help to get their money back from a get-rich-quick scheme to raise ants to make an aphrodisiac tonic. Several thousand irate investors from across Liaoning, a rustbelt province striving to attract investment, […]
by Xiao Qiang | Nov 21, 2007
From Global Voices Online: Shenyang was mobbed today with furious ex-ant farmers, former employees of Yilishen, a media darling and one of China’s most well-known brands in the health supplement market, as the company has just closed, taking the huge amounts its peasant-class employees had invested with it. The city’s ant farming industry is no […]
by Kate Zhao | Jun 24, 2007
From Keralanext.com: Having a hotline to the city mayor sounds like a good idea but the initiative has been panned by the public in a poll, with eighty percent of those surveyed giving a resolute thumbs down, according to a series of surveys conducted by the People’s Daily. Wuhan city in central China’s Hubei province […]
by Wu Nan | Apr 17, 2007
From the Washington Post: Bracketed by stunning long shots taken from the front of a moving freight train, Wang Bing‘s epic, three-part documentary, Tie Xi Qu: West of Tracks,” is an astonishingly intimate record of China’s painful transition from state-run industry to a free market. Filming between 1999 and 2001, Mr. Wang and his sound […]
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- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods