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Flood on Weibo Still Going Strong

July 25, 2012

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An old Chinese saying goes, “To muzzle people’s mouths is more dangerous than to block the course of a river.” It is a piece of advice for the emperors of China — to suppress criticism from the masses is futile and will lead to disastrous consequences. If the ancient wisdom still holds true today, those […]

Anon Vs. China? Have Fun, Guys! But That’s about It

April 5, 2012

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Finally, China became the newest item on Anonymous’ list of targets. Yesterday, several Chinese government websites and more than four hundred websites were hacked by international hacktivists, announced by a new handle @AnonymousChina on twitter. Many of these websites have been restored, but a few are still down, showing error messages and a couple of […]

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 […]

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, […]