Uproar Over Xi’an Temple Demolition Order

China’s State Administration for Religious Affairs has ordered an investigation of instructions to tear down buildings at a Buddhist temple complex in Xi’an. The controversial demolitions were ordered in preparation...

China Braces For End Of World

With the apocalypse now less than ten days away, China has been joining in the global festival of panic, resignation and denial at the imminent extinction of humanity. At China Real Time Report, Chao Deng described some Chinese...

China Leader Warns About Unrest Due to Economy

A top government official has expressed fears that Beijing is not prepared for the increasing social unrest that is one consequence of the economic slowdown. These fears come during a decline in manufacturing, as labor strikes...

An Eyeful of Red Flags – Xinhua

Remember last year’s “Nail House” story ( pictures) ? Here is an interesting variation on the theme. In the following photo, published with a report from Xinhua dated January 5, 2008, nearly 200 Chinese flags hang from apartment buildings in a housing complex in Xi’an’s Stele Forest district that is being demolished. In December, according […]

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