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Chinese Censor Unburdens Conscience Days Before Death

April 6, 2013, 9:33 am
The passing of a well-known newspaper censor in China reveals some of the difficulties Chinese face living under the control of the communist regime, and indeed the officials [...]

China’s Banking Practices Threaten Economy, Harm Customers, Experts Say

April 5, 2013, 6:41 pm
China’s state owned banks’ risky credit practices endanger economic health, while their unprincipled business practices bring big profits, but harm customers and borrowers.

Former PetroChina Chairman in Political Spotlight

April 5, 2013, 5:53 pm
The former chairman of PetroChina recently received a large amount of bad press, which may be a sign of disciplinary action by the new Communist Party leadership as warring [...]

Court Releases Rights Lawyer Detained for Defending Falun Gong

April 5, 2013, 5:29 pm
A human rights lawyer was detained by a Chinese court for defending an adherent of the persecuted Falun Gong meditation practice, but released early after lawyers and citizens [...]


Regime

Wronged Chinese Policemen Join Petitioners in Beijing

Former policemen who say they were persecuted by the communist regime gathered in Beijing with other petitioners to seek redress for injustice.


Exclusive: The Soliloquy of an Underground Party Member in Hong Kong

When Li Sheng wanted to get a promotion at his company—a Chinese state-owned enterprise operating in Hong Kong—he told a supervisor that he wanted to “make advances [...]



Business & Economy

Apple Apologizes After Chinese Propaganda Campaign

Apple has given in to political pressure from China, and promised to improve its customer service, after a series of vitriolic reports by state-run media.


Chinese Local Government Debts Nearly Equal National Tax Revenue

Chinese local government debt is at a worryingly high level, according to economists.



Culture

Chinese Character for Fortune, Fate, Luck: Yùn (運)

The Chinese character 運 (yùn) is a pictophonetic character—one formed by combining a component that indicates the meaning with a component that indicates the sound.


Chinese Idiom: Greed Over Small Gains Brings Big Losses

People are advised not to covet small gains while overlooking what is worthwhile in the bigger picture.



Democracy & Human Rights

Chinese Citizens Stand Up to Officials, Rescue Petitioners

Two groups of citizens in China rescued innocent petitioners from detention and likely abuse, one from a black jail in Sichuan and two from the clutches of hired thugs in Beijing.


Hong Kong Warns Front Group on Banners

A Hong Kong government department has issued a notice to a Chinese communist front group to take down banners at a popular tourist spot.



Society

Rising Pneumonia Cases in Shanghai Amid Bird Flu Fears

Shanghai residents are concerned that the large number of people being diagnosed with pneumonia may actually be infected with the new bird flu strain H7N9.


New Flu Strain in China Prompts Mass Killing of Pigeons

New flu strain: The Chinese regime said that six people have been killed by a new strain of bird flu on Friday and Shanghai authorities killed thousands of pigeons being sold [...]



Nine Commentaries

Chinese People: “The Communist Party Has Ruined China, Withdraw From It Immediately!”

A selection of “Tuidang” (quitting the Party) statements made by Chinese nationals on Feb. 18-21, 2013.


“Heaven Will Destroy the Chinese Communist Party”

A selection of “Tuidang” (quitting the Party) statements made by Chinese nationals on Feb. 13-17, 2013.


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