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Chinese Boss Charges Workers for Not Commenting on His Social Media Posts

A woman works online in her cubicle at an office in Beijing on February 4, 2010.   (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman works online in her cubicle at an office in Beijing on February 4, 2010. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

A Chinese travel company has become the subject of online attention after it fined over 200 employees who failed to leave comments on their boss’s...




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    Hong Kong Leading Writer’s Dismissal Draws Comments About Censorship

    The Hong Kong Economic Journal (HKEJ) has abruptly cancelled the column of its former lead writer and veteran commentator Joseph Lian Yi-zheng in a business restructure and... Read more

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    Chinese Media Rage at Subtle Error in Olympic Flag (Made in China) at Rio

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    K-Pop Stars Become Scapegoats in China’s Protests Against Anti-Missile Deployment

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  • Zhang Shangwu has a drink after an interview at a hotel room in Beijing on July 18, 2011. The champion gymnast forced to turn to begging after injury ended his career prematurely due to an injury. He became a media sensation in China after a fan recognized him eking out a living on the streets of Beijing. Zhang's case throws the spotlight on the plight of top athletes in China, who are taken from their homes as young as five only then to be abandoned and forgotten when they are no longer able to compete. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Chinese Official Promises ‘Safe Rice’ to Foreigners For G20 Summit

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    Chinese Media Couldn’t Report on New Restrictions Against It

    Recently it was reported that China has shut down the news sections in many of the popular web portals. The news first came out from... Read more

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    Ever since the People’s Republic began participating in the Olympics in the 1980s, China’s grueling athlete training system became famous for churning out medals, but... Read more

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    China: Tiger Mauls Woman to Death in Wildlife Park

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Torrential rain lashing northern China in recent days has left 130 people dead in a province near Beijing. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    600-Year-Old Forbidden City Untouched in Flooded Beijing

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