Nanjie Village, a small village in Henan Province and once the so-called ‘red billionaire village’ and ‘Republic of Chairman Mao’, is recently revealed by Chinese media that it is totally a phoney. Changping[zh] compares it with the fake tiger photo last year arguing that it indicates the bankruptcy of planned economic system and the extreme left ideology.
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11 December 2009
Chinese Internet users are scrabbling for downloads from BitTorrent (BT) websites following speculation that authorities will completely shut them down. The largest BitTorrent websites in China like BTCHINA, VeryCD and the...
7 August 2009
A startling result of an online survey of more than 3,376 people published by Insight China magazine reveals that China's prostitutes are considered by some to be more trustworthy than...
28 July 2009
According to Time magazine, the one-child policy, a cornerstone of contemporary China, will be changed when word got out late last week that Shanghai was encouraging couples to have additional...
26 July 2009
The Chinese Ministry of Health recently announced that electroshock treatment for "internet addiction" should be suspended. The controversial electroshock therapies have recently been used by some Chinese clinics to cure symptoms of "addiction" to the internet in young people.
8 May 2008
While not bird flu related, the recent outbreak of HFMD (Hand Foot and Mouth Disease) in China gives us an opportunity to see how the Chinese government responds to an...
9 March 2008
Nanjie Village, the last “Animal Farm” in China, has been known by the Chinese as the ‘red billionaire village’ and ‘communism village’ until the recent revealment by newspapers that it...
2 March 2008
Wang Lili, a 52-year-old journalist working at Tongzhou Times for 4 years, got fired by his company merely because of a picture he shot and published in which the sheriff of Tongzhou is making a work report in People's Congress. According to bloggerQian Liexian[zh], the official statement about Wang's dismissal is: “His photo distorted the spirit of congress and made the speaker acting like pleading guilty, which generated a very bad political effect.” Wang Lili hitherto hasn't found his job.
29 February 2008
In a new published book entitled Lu Xun & Hu Shi: Two Chinese Intellectuals in the 20th Century the author made a thorough analysis about the mutual relation between the process of democratization and Chinese national virtue. This book and its theme raised a lot discussion online. Blogger bbcjy wrote[zh] on Feb 27, that democratization and national virtue can be the impetus of each other so the ‘inadequate national virtue’ is not an excuse for not carrying out the political reform.
According to the latest Outlook Weekly, the Gini coefficient of China is growing up to 0.47, which is above the international warning line and much higher than that of most developing countries. It means the income gap between urban and rural residents is getting wider. Chenyuan26 [zh] thinks that the reason behind it is more about the shortcomings of current political system and social management in China.