Stories about China
19 August 2014
Pro-Government Protesters in Hong Kong Were Reportedly Rewarded With Cash and Free Food for Showing Up
Pro-Beijing groups have been eager to match the level of mobilization shown by the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong.
12 August 2014
Local Chinese Government Bars Hijabs, Long Beards and Other ‘Abnormal Appearances’ From Public Transport
Some think the temporary measure will become permanent in Karamay, Xinjiang, home to many ethnic Uyghur Muslims. Tensions have at times resulted in deadly clashes between Uyghur activists and authorities.
11 August 2014
CCTV aired a confession from Guo Meimei, who impersonated a Red Cross executive, the evening after a deadly earthquake. Many speculated it was to help the charity's calls for donations.
8 August 2014
WeChat has grown popular since 2012 and now has almost 400 million active users. It was subject to a crackdown earlier this year, with 100 public accounts shut down.
7 August 2014
Lin Zhibo's appointment as dean of journalism school at Lanzhou University pitted the country's leftist nationalists against liberals pressing for more media freedom.
29 July 2014
Experts say the billion-yuan “stability maintenance industry” is designed to help the government tighten its grip over public opinion online -- and to turn a profit.
28 July 2014
27 July 2014
Some are speculating that the site was pressured to shut down as part of a wider crackdown by Beijing on Hong Kong's media.
18 July 2014
Malaysia Airlines Crash in Ukraine Brings on Heart-Wrenching Déjà Vu for Chinese Families Still Waiting on MH370 Answers
Memories are still fresh for Chinese families who don't know what happened to their loved ones after airliner MH370 vanished from radar screen in March.