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Unnamed Protesters: Kill All Japanese

Every so often, something cranks up the heat on Chinese hatred for Japan. In the mid-2000s, it was Japanese textbooks glossing over the Nanjing Massacre; the Japanese prime minister’s annual visit to the Yasukuni Shrine never...

Former Tycoon Wu Ying Likely to Escape Execution

Zhejiang’s fallen business tycoon Wu Ying was resentenced on Monday in a decision likely to avert her execution for fraudulent fundraising. Her controversial death sentence was overturned last month by China’s...

In Brief: Wang Shuo on Democracy in China

ChinaGeeks has translated a brief quotation from writer Wang Shuo about democracy in China, which is currently making the rounds in Chinese cyberspace: A people without elections, without property, and without political rights...

Wang Shuo’s Public Complaint Against TV Censors – Danwei

On his blog, Wang Shuo reported that some TV series censors, corrupted by “absolute power,” collect 30,000 to 50,000 RMB through graft. Danwei covers the story, including a translation of Wang’s letter: Wang Shuo’s back in the news – this time for two reasons. First, when singer Xie Dong was arrested for drug use, he […]

Online Mag Regulation: Losers, Winners

Word has trickled into the papers this past week that GAPP plans to issue new rules forcing online magazines (ÁΩëÁªúÊùÇÂøó, aka ÁîµÂ≠êÊùÇÂøó, Êï∞Â≠óÊùÇÂøó) to acquire licenses prior to publishing – just like their print equivalents. A few reports have squinted peevishly at Big Government. “The Web magazine suddenly has discovered that she has a new […]

Wang Shuo’s Media Complex

Wang Shuo‘s got another bad habit: the paparazzi. Fighting the demons of sex, drugs and police scrutiny as he mounts a literary comeback, the foul-mouthed writer recently agreed to tape the late-night CCTV psychiatry show Xinli Fangtan(ÂøÉÁêÜËÆøË∞à) along with his 79-year-old mother. After a teary three-hour sitting focused on a tempestuous relationship between mother and […]

Police Threaten to Prosecute Wang Shuo – CRI.cn

From CRI.cn via China.org: Police have threatened to prosecute bad boy Chinese author Wang Shuo after he confessed he takes drugs and visits prostitutes during an interview on a Phoenix TV talk show. …Wang Shuo frankly disclosed the unsavory details of his personal life on the show without reservation, triggering a heated debate on the […]

Wang Shuo thought bomb – Banyue

From Danwei: Wang Shuo (王朔) is a popular Chinese novelist. He is known as something of a rebel, perhaps the closest thing China has to a counter-cultural icon. His works include novels, TV shows and movies. Most of them were...

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