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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 […]

Love Comes with a Price Tag, and a Return Policy Too: Controversy over New Marriage Law Interpretations

August 19, 2011

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“Marriage Law Interpretations, the Third Edition,” (Interpretations) recently issued by the Supreme Court and effective since August 13, 2011, is perhaps the most controversial Marriage Law interpretations in China. According to the Interpretations: In case of paternity testing, refusal of testing establishes the other party’s position; Yields and accretions of premarital personal property is not considered […]

Naked Marriage: What’s Real?

July 10, 2011

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Traditionally, marriage is an important mark of maturity and accomplishment for Chinese. Marriage, to many Chinese, doesn’t only requires “love,” a more or less abstract concept, but other conditions such as material means and the responsibility to produce offspring for the family. However, before China’s economy took off in the 1990s, Chinese didn’t have much, […]

China’s Pop Propaganda: Beginning of the Great Revival

June 21, 2011

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Last week, another “main theme” (zhuxuanlü) “big piece” hit Chinese theaters with the force comparable to a Hollywood blockbuster. Beginning of the Great Revival, a tribute to the forthcoming 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), opened in theaters across China on June 15. It’s no secret that cultural production has been […]

Death Penalty: “He Deserved It!”

June 7, 2011

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Yao Jiaxin, a junior at Xi’an Conservatory of Music, who was sentenced to death for intentional homicide, was executed today. On the night of October 22, 2010, while driving in his own sedan, Yao hit and injured Zhang Miao, a 26-year old mother who was riding an electric bike. As he saw that Zhang was […]

Chinese Panda, Hollywood Movie: Love and Hate of “Kung Fu Panda 2”

May 29, 2011

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This past weekend, Kung Fu Panda 2 (2D and 3D) opened in major movie theaters across China. Chinese movie goers raved about the Hollywood blockbuster online. Kung Fu Panda 2 stayed on the hot list on Sina’s microblogging site weibo.com since Friday. “Po didn’t disappoint us,” weibo user Min__n writers, “The Americans played the Chinese elements pretty well, […]

5.20, “Wo Ai Ni”: Netizens “Getting Married” Online on Web Valentine’s Day

May 20, 2011

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In Chinese, the pronunciation of “520” sounds like “wo ai ni” or “I love you.” That’s why netizens in China chose May 20th as the unofficial Web Valentine’s Day. This morning, on Sina Microblog, or Sina Weibo, more than a million netizens are getting married on Sina Weibo‘s marriage registration page. The page banner reads: […]