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Phrase of the Week: This Is a Miracle

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...

Ministry of Truth: Sentencing of Liu Zhijun

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Chinese journalists and bloggers often refer to these instructions as “Directives from the Ministry...

Saying of the Week: I’m Late.

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...

China Advances High-Speed Rail Amid Concerns

For National Geographic, Ian Johnson takes stock of the current situation of China’s high-speed rail network and the many issues involved with its further development: The project symbolizes China’s 21st-century...

China’s Railway Network of Corruption

Liu Zhijun, formerly China’s Minister of Railways, was removed from office on charges of corruption in 2011 and expelled from the party earlier this year. Liu’s return to state media coverage has led to speculation...

Hubei High-Speed Rail Line Collapses

A 300-metre stretch of high-speed rail track near Wuhan collapsed on Friday due to “persistent rain”, according to Xinhua. The Hanyi High-speed Railway, which links the provincial capital Wuhan and Yichang city, is...

Best of the Worst: 2011 Music Video

“Oh, China! Slow down!” (祖国啊你慢些走) appeared on the overseas Chinese portal 6Park in August 2011, and has spread all over Chinese Internet. Minus the tragedies of Xiao Yueyue and the school bus crash, it packs in all...

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