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Foxconn’s Other Product: Human Machine

April 11, 2012

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Foxconn, a Taiwanese company in South China, Apple’s largest supplier, is perhaps one of the most notorious companies in recent news. Employing 1.2 million Chinese workers and producing an estimate of 40 percent of the world’s consumer electronics, the super company is also known for its most inhuman “super exploitation” of workers. Foxconn workers’ harsh […]

AP’s Report Inaccurate; Chinese Microblogging Sites Very Much Alive after Crackdown (with updates)

March 31, 2012

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This morning, Chinese government’s cracking down on websites and arresting six netizens for spreading the rumor of a military coup in Beijing became a headlining story in many major Chinese and international media. AP and The Washington Post both reported that two microblogging websites Sina Weibo and TencentWeibo were “punished” and comments have been temporarily […]

Stops And Frisks? Public Says “No”! Then What?

March 25, 2012

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A local paper Yangcheng Wanbao reported last week that from March 16, anybody in public places of Guangzhou, the capital city of Guangdong Province, may be subject to police’s random questioning and search. The paper warns its readers to bring their papers with them when they go out in case they are stopped and interrogated […]

“Guangdong Wukan” and “Xue Jinbo,” Welcome to the Blocked List

December 14, 2011

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“According to relevant laws and regulations, the search result of ‘Guangdong Wukan’ (广东乌坎) is not shown.” This is what you get if you type in “Guangdong Wukan” in Weibo’s search engine. The same alert will pop up if you type in “Xue Jinbo” (薛锦波). In Chinese traditional medicine, a doctor can diagnose diseases by pressing the […]