Monthly Archives: January 2011

Li Gang’s son was sentenced to prison for six years

“Sue me if you dare. My father is Li Gang”. These words receive more attention on Internet in China than you could imagine. Li Gang is a deputy director of the Baoding Public Security Bureau. Li Qiming, the son of … Continue reading

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Minerals in, Minerals out — The U.S. vs. China

Rare earth minerals are crucial in making cell phones, computers, even wind turbines — they’re a key component of electronics and China’s got lots of them. Recently though, as NPR reports, China’s been cutting down on its exports of rare … Continue reading

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Chunyun: The Real Cost of Going Home

Recently, “chunyun”, or China’s “Spring Festival Migration” has been one of the most popular topics on sina weibo, as the annual Chinese Lunar New Year approaches. According to Wangyi, the 2011 Chinese “chunyun” is the largest human migration in the world, … Continue reading

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The new great divide: the ruling class and underprivileged

Li Qiming, a 22-year old drunk driver, was sentenced to 6 years in prison on Sunday. He was accused of hitting two girls on campus and killing one of them. But what made him notorious  was what he said after … Continue reading

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“Dad Li Gang” Surrendered to Chinese Grassroots Netizens

The drunk driver in the hit-and-run case has been given to a six-year sentence recently, though his father was “Li Gang.” He confessed in court last Wednesday that he caused the girl’s death according to China Daily. The case can … Continue reading

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Baidu Makes Gains on Google

Baidu Inc., owner of China’s most popular search engine, said fourth-quarter profit more than doubled as the company outpaced Google Inc. in boosting advertising sales in the world’s biggest Internet market.

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Coincidence or Protectionism?

Last week, Wal-Mart and Carrefour, two of the best performing foreign supermarkets in China were confirmed to have been involved in the price fraud and will be fined US$75,987 by China’s National Development and Reform Commission. Both the US-based and … Continue reading

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Will China institute mandatory visits to elderly parents?

Growing concerns over the well-being of China’s elderly population prompted a proposal by the Civil Affairs Ministry, that the law should require adult children to visit their elderly parents on a regular basis. Failure to do so would warrant grounds … Continue reading

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Wen Jiabao is really full, since he eats his words everyday

Two articles on New York Times last week set China’s Grandpa Wen along with China’s leader group in an embarrassing situation. The first one is entitled ‘China’s Leader Encourages Criticism of Government’ which is proposing raising more questioning voice from … Continue reading

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Fake News in the News?

China Central Television (CCTV), a state broadcaster of China, has been accused of repurposing footage from “Top Gun” as a news story about China’s air force training exercise, according to the Wall Street Journal. The event stirred my thought: is … Continue reading

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