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    Reporters Without Borders said in it’s 2005 special report titled “Xinhua: the world’s biggest propaganda agency”, that “Xinhua remains the voice of the sole party”, “particularly during the SARS epidemic, Xinhua has for last few months been putting out news reports embarrassing to the government, but they are designed to fool the international community, since they are not published in Chinese.”
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Inflation in China Blamed on US

Posted by Author on November 28, 2010


By Li Xiaoyu, Epoch Times Staff, Nov 28, 2010 –

Skyrocketing prices of everyday goods in China threaten the standard of living of the country’s poorest citizens, as well as its nominal middle class. Given the potential dangers faced by the Communist Party as public discontent swells along with inflation, the United States has become scapegoat Number One.

From soybean, ginger, garlic, to cotton and sugar, surging prices have struck one product after another since the beginning of the year. The China Securities Journal described cotton prices in October as “crazy.” Cotton has increased 93 percent compared with the same period last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tainted Milk Scandal Shows Danger of Seeking Justice in China

Posted by Author on November 22, 2010


By Huang Tianchen, Epoch Times Staff, Nov. 22, 2010 –

According to a joke, a tourist accidentally fell into a construction pit. He became enraged and told the tourist guide, “In our country, a red flag would have been put up wherever it’s dangerous, but yours doesn’t.” The tourist guide smiled and replied, “When you entered customs, didn’t you see a giant red flag fluttering in the wind, clearly giving you a five-star index warning?”

Unfortunately, in China today this is more of a daily reality than a joke. Read the rest of this entry »

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(photos) China’s Public Shaming Rallies Recall Maoist-Era Tactics

Posted by Author on November 18, 2010


By Lou Ya, Via The Epochtimes, Nov. 17, 2010 –

In a scene that could have been lifted from the Cultural Revolution, 17 Chinese villagers who petitioned against government land-grabs were recently subjected to a public humiliation session by district officials, in Ankang City, Shaanxi Province.

(photo) A public, Cultural Revolution-style shaming session in Ankang City, Nov. 2, 2010

A public, Cultural Revolution-style shaming session in Ankang City, China, Nov. 2, 2010

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Shanghai Fire Victim: ‘It is hard to believe the government now … it’s just useless. We feel helpless’

Posted by Author on November 16, 2010


msnbc.msn.com , Nov. 16, 2010 –

SHANGHAI, China — The government’s swift steps to assign blame after a Shanghai apartment fire killed at least 53 people showed how worried officials were to ease alarm among residents about the more than four hours it took to put it out.

On Tuesday, Chinese police held four suspects blamed for unlicensed welding, official media said. Read the rest of this entry »

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China on the warpath over BBC spy drama Spooks

Posted by Author on November 11, 2010


The Guardian, UK, Nov 11, 2010 –

The BBC is used to China’s disapproval. Its Chinese language service has long been blocked and last year it annoyed officials by sneaking Kate Adie into the country.

But BBC executives say they could never have predicted the latest programme to send Chinese officials on the warpath: the corporation’s far-fetched spy drama Spooks.

Several episodes of the latest series, which finished on Sunday night, have featured Chinese agents engaged in nefarious activities: trying to kidnap a scientist and threatening to detonate a bomb in London if anyone interfered; working with Russians to hack Anglo-US cybersecurity; and stealing the blueprint of a genetic weapon. Read the rest of this entry »

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China jails father of tainted milk victim for two and half years

Posted by Author on November 10, 2010


By Jamil Anderlini in Beijing, The Financial Times, Nov. 10, 2010 –

A Chinese activist who organised a support group for parents of children affected by one of the country’s worst food safety scandals has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison on a charge often used to silence government critics.

A Beijing court on Wednesday handed down the unusually harsh sentence for “disturbing social order” on Zhao Lianhai, whose young son fell ill in 2008 after drinking baby formula tainted with melamine, an industrial chemical.

At least six children in China died after drinking melamine-tainted milk and more than 300,000 were left with kidney problems.

The scandal was initially ­covered up by the local authorities and, allegedly, also a central government ministry to ensure that it did not overshadow the Beijing Olympic Games, which opened at about the same time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Extreme Measures Used by China to Control Blind Rights Defender Chen Guangcheng

Posted by Author on November 2, 2010


Human Rights in China, Nov. 2, 2010 –

Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned more details about the restrictions placed on Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚), the blind Shandong-based rights defender who was released from prison on September 9, 2010. Chen and his wife, Yuan Weijing (袁伟静), are not allowed to leave their home, and no one – not even Chen’s mother – has been allowed to visit the couple since early October. Currently, measures similar to martial law have been imposed by the authorities in Chen’s village, Dongshigu, Shandong Province.

Yang Lin (杨林), a Shenzhen-based rights activist, told HRIC that in late October he was blocked from entering Dongshigu when he tried to visit Chen. Villagers told him that the authorities have mobilized more than a hundred people to control the four entrances to the village and monitor Chen’s family around the clock. According to Yang, several security cameras have been installed inside and outside Chen’s home. At night, bright lights mounted outside their home, reaching their bedroom, stay lit.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Uses 10,000 River Crabs to “celebrate” forced demolition of his US$1.1 million-dollar-studio in Shanghai

Posted by Author on November 2, 2010


CNNgo.com, Nov. 2, 2010 –

Artist, social commentator and activist Ai Weiwei has announced that in honor of the government-ordered demolition of his new Shanghai studio, he will give 10,000 river crabs (and plenty of baijiu, of course) to his supporters.

According to Ai, he was invited by the city mayor to build a studio in northern area of Shanghai, which he did, constructing a studio worth a reported US$1.1 million. However, following his recent political activities documenting the plight of lawyer Feng Zhenghu and support of Liu Xiaobo, city officials recently declared the structure illegal, condemning it to demolition. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rural communities pay price of China’s boom

Posted by Author on October 29, 2010


by Peter Day, BBC News, Hubei province, China, Friday, 29 October 2010 –

China’s economic progress is being powered by huge projects to supply the booming cities with water and power – but that comes at a price for rural communities displaced by the new infrastructure.

I was sitting under a sweet tomato tree in a tiny hamlet in the province of Hubei, in the middle of China, 800km (500 miles) due west of Shanghai.

I was eating the squishy bright orange sweet tomato flesh, on a comfortable low-back leaning chair, dragged out for my benefit by the welcoming farmer’s wife. Let us call her Mrs Peng . Read the rest of this entry »

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Outcry as China billionaire gets housing subsidy

Posted by Author on October 29, 2010


AFP, Oct 29, 2010 –

BEIJING — Internet mogul Ma Huateng is number nine on Forbes magazine’s list of the richest people in China, with a fortune of 4.4 billion dollars. But he gets 450 dollars a month in official housing subsidies.

Ma, 39, is the chairman of Hong Kong-listed Chinese web portal Tencent and has been deemed a “local leading talent” by the government in the southern boomtown of Shenzhen on the border with Hong Kong, where the company is based. Read the rest of this entry »

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China reports first three cases of South Asian superbug

Posted by Author on October 26, 2010


AFP, Oct 26, 2010 –

BEIJING — China said Tuesday it had detected the nation’s first three cases of a multi-drug resistant superbug that surfaced in South Asia and has triggered a global health alert, state media reported.

The nation’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said that bacteria carrying the NDM-1 gene were found in samples taken from two babies born in March in the northern region of Ningxia, the official Xinhua news agency said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chile Mine Rescue Shocks Chinese Public

Posted by Author on October 20, 2010


By Cao Changqing, Via The Epochtimes, Oct 19, 2010 –

The contrast between the recent Chilean mine rescue and the handling of mine accidents in China is enormous, and has provided the Chinese people with a revealing example of the differences between the two systems of government.

After the Chile mine collapse, when nobody knew whether there were any survivors, the Chilean government spared no efforts to try to reach the trapped miners. In China, no mining accident has ever been treated with such attention and patience; Chinese authorities will pronounce everyone dead if there are no signs of life shortly after an accident.

“Chilean miners were lifted from the shaft, while Chinese miners are sent to hell,” one netizen commented. Read the rest of this entry »

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New Property Acquisition Law Triggers Fears in China

Posted by Author on October 19, 2010


By Chen Yilian, The Epochtimes, Oct. 19, 2010-

The recent announcement of the draft of a new law in Southwestern China, “Measures for Dealing with Emergent Incidents in Sichuan Province,” is causing heated controversy. According to the proposal, authorities can seize both business and personal property whenever they deem it necessary.

However, the law does not specify guidelines for acquisition or suggest any form of compensation. A widespread concern is that the draft is a new way for regime officials to expropriate the property of citizens under a legal veneer. Read the rest of this entry »

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(video) Amazing Beauty- Shen Yun 2011 Is Coming

Posted by Author on October 16, 2010


For details, check official website:

http://www.shenyunperformingarts.org/

Posted in Arts, China, Chinese Culture, Chinese dance, Chinese music, Culture, Dance, Entertainment, Life, Music, News, performing arts, Shen Yun show, shows, Social, Video, World | 1 Comment »

Chinese Mental Institutions Detaining Healthy People, Charity Warns

Posted by Author on October 16, 2010


Legal experts warn the Chinese regime’s mental health institutions are detaining people who are not mentally ill and forcing treatment upon them. At the same time, those who need treatment are being ignored.

A report by two civil charities—Mental Disease and Society Watch and the Shenzhen-based Hengping Institute—says backward laws allow citizens to commit their family members to psychiatric hospitals.

The report shows 100 case studies, giving examples of people committing relatives during property disputes, and officials committing farmers to stop them from petitioning authorities in Beijing over local corruption.

Healthy people are detained for months or even years and forced to take medicine or even undergo operations. They are also denied the right to appeal.

According to official figures there are 100 million mental health patients in China. State media reports claim most aren’t given effective treatment because of a lack of funding, and many are locked up, abandoned or mistreated by families who cannot afford treatment.

NTDTV News

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Foxconn accused of exploiting workers in China: survey

Posted by Author on October 9, 2010


SHANGHAI — IT firm Foxconn faces renewed pressure over conditions at its factories after state media said Friday it had been accused of forcing staff in China to work excessive overtime while exploiting interns.

The results of a survey of employees at Foxconn come just months after a spate of suicides at the Taiwan company’s plants in China, including 10 at its Shenzhen facility which employs an estimated 400,000 workers.

Researchers questioned 1,736 workers at plants in nine cities and found they worked an average 83.2 hours overtime a month, more than twice the maximum 36 hours allowed under Chinese law, the China Business News said. Read the rest of this entry »

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High amounts of heavy metals found in China tobacco

Posted by Author on October 7, 2010


(Reuters) – Some Chinese cigarettes contain amounts of lead, arsenic and cadmium that are three times higher than levels found in Canadian cigarettes, a study has found.

While consuming such heavy metals is widely known to be harmful to health, there is little research done so far about their impact when inhaled into the body.

The researchers, who published their findings in the journal Tobacco Control on Thursday, said more investigation was needed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese Parents Lose Children, Then Lose the Right to Look for Them

Posted by Author on October 7, 2010


By Li Jingyi & Gao Zitan, Epoch Times Staff, Oct. 6, 2010-

An often overlooked group among the swelling ranks of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) least-wanted, and the nation’s most disenfranchised, are the parents of missing children.

Groups of parents take to the streets of Beijing with a long banner displaying photos of their missing children. On Sept. 29, The Epoch Times interviewed several of them. “Nowadays, there is only one child in every household. Losing a child is like the end of the world,” said one parent. “We show these photos in Beijing to raise awareness so this will not happen to other families.” Read the rest of this entry »

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UFO Forces China’s Airport to Shutdown For One Hour (video)

Posted by Author on October 5, 2010


telegraph.co.uk, Oct. 5, 2010 –

An airport in Baotou, Inner Mongolia, was forced to shut to prevent passenger jets crashing into a UFO, according to reports.

Three flights to Baotou from Shanghai and Beijing were reportedly forced to circle the airport until the UFO disappeared. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in China, Inner Mongolia, News, North China, transport, Video | 1 Comment »

Nearly-completed residential building collapse kills eight workers in China

Posted by Author on October 4, 2010


AFP, Oct 3, 2010 –

BEIJING — A four-storey residential building under construction in northern China collapsed, killing eight workers and injuring three others, state media reported on Sunday.

The nearly-completed building collapsed in the city of Xian early Saturday and more than 300 rescue personnel worked until 3 am Sunday (1900 GMT Saturday) to free survivors, Xinhua news agency reported. Read the rest of this entry »

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Redundant workers protect homes with gas and pesticide in Northwest China

Posted by Author on October 4, 2010


SOH News,Oct. 3, 2010 –

Authorities in Gansu Province have seized a paper mill and are moving to seize surrounding lands. In Zhenyuan County, 400 mill workers were driven out of their homes. Two workers were interviewed by SOH, one of them Mr Liu said the remaining residents were arming themselves with pesticide and gasoline to defend themselves against government officials.

The mill occupies 58,000 square metres of land. It was built over 40 years ago and has fixed assets worth tens of millions of Yuan and cash assets worth 13 million Yuan (AUD$2 million). The local authorities became interested in the property and took control of it. The mill was forced into bankruptcy by the authorities. The company name was changed to the ‘Jiahe Beer Packaging Factory of Qingyang’. The accounts and books were then prepared under the name of a separate company. Tens of millions of dollars of assets were then embezzled. Read the rest of this entry »

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China Top the List of Countries Banning Celebrities

Posted by Author on October 1, 2010


Brad Pitt, BANNED FROM China.

Courtesy of Wenn.com via Canoe.ca comes this list of celebrities who have been banned from certain countries and why. China leads the list door-slammers.

Brad Pitt was banned from China because of the actor’s starring role in “7 Years in Tibet” upset Chinese officials for a positive portrayal of the Dalai Lama.

Director Martin Scorsese was banned from China after directing the film “Kundun,” based on the teachings of the Dalai Lama.

Actor Harrison Ford was banned from China after testifying at the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee in support of an independent Tibet.

Actor Richard Gere was banned from China. You guessed it. He is a devout Buddhist and supporter of the Dalai Lama and Tibetan independence.

Paris Hilton was banned from Japan two days after pleading guilty to cocaine possession. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese teen allegedly beaten to death at boot camp

Posted by Author on September 30, 2010


AFP, Sep. 30, 2010 –

BEIJING — A Chinese teenager was allegedly beaten to death at a boot camp for troubled youths that his mother had lured him to attend by promising he was going to study IT, state media said Thursday.

Chen Shi, 16, died two days after enrolling in Beiteng School in Changsha, capital of central China’s Hunan province, having been beaten up when he refused to run during training, the Beijing Times reported.

According to witnesses, an instructor — helped by two others — beat him with a plastic pipe, handcuffs and a wooden baton when he refused to run.

The incident comes amid controversy over China’s hundreds of boot camps that aim to discipline unruly youths or wean them off web addictions. Read the rest of this entry »

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