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Online Petition Site Sees Shaky Debut

China’s official online petition platform had a rough first day on Monday, according to The Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time Report, which notes that the web site “triggered mockery across China’s social...

Creator of White House Petition Visited by Police

Chinese netizens have recently discovered the public petition system on the White House website, and several petitions created by Chinese citizens have gone viral, notably one calling for an investigation of a 1994 poisoning...

Obama, Minister of China Petitions?

The recent poisoning death of Huang Yang, a graduate student at Fudan University in Shanghai, has triggered inquiries among netizens over the unsolved 1994 poisoning of Zhu Ling, then an undergraduate at Tsinghua University....

Obama’s Comedy Not Routine for Chinese Audience

At China Real Time, Josh Chin looks at Chinese netizens’ mixed reactions to president Obama’s performance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday. To be sure, some of Mr. Obama’s jokes managed to...

Chen Guangcheng Begins Life in New York

At The Daily Beast, Melinda Liu described the beginning of Chen Guangcheng and his family’s life in New York as they embraced the spring sunshine while avoiding, for now, the glare of the media. Feeling the warm sun on his...

Hu Gets the Best Wine

China’s Central Propaganda Department warned domestic media not to hype gourmet food served at the recent Two Sessions, hoping to avoid stoking resentment over the country’s growing wealth gap. Bloomberg’s...

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