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The Violence That Poisons the Air We Breathe

At South China Morning Post, Chang Ping decries the socially corrosive effect of capital punishment and the vitriolic rhetoric surrounding it. He cites media coverage of Xiamen bus arson suspect Chen Shuizong, spared from facing...

Xiamen’s Bus Arsonist: the Unlikely Martyr

At The Atlantic, Fei Wang describes the hard life of Chen Shuizong, the alleged arsonist in the Xiamen BRT bus fire that killed 47 people on June 7, who like suicide bomber Qian Mingqi two years ago has received a surprising...

Report: Suicidal Man Caused Xiamen Bus Blaze

State-run media this weekend claimed that an unemployed man on a suicide mission was responsible for the fire that killed 47 people on a bus in Xiamen on Friday, according to Edward Wong of The New York Times: The reports...

Ming Pao: Rules for Anti-Japan Protests

The Hong Kong paper Ming Pao reports on the ongoing anti-Japan demonstrations sweeping China: Strict Control Over Anti-Japanese Demonstrations: Public Employees Forbidden to Encourage or Take Part Ming Pao Newsflash: Numerous...

China Says Will Shut Plant as Thousands Protest

When Tropical Storm Muifa descended on China’s north-east last week, damage to dykes in Dalian sparked fears of leaks from a coastal chemical plant. The threat was averted, but thousands of local residents marched today,...

China Torch Relay: Xiamen

From BBC News: As part of a series following the Olympic torch around China, the focus turns to Xiamen, a city on the front line of disputes between Beijing and Taipei. A stretch of beach on China’s south-eastern coast...

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