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Learning the lessons of Tiananmen Square

a piece of writing worth saving in my booklet. it is written by Tiananmen Square protestor Wang Dan (2), who spent years in prison following the crackdown. The publication comes from here which is blocked in china. i read a few comments about june 4 on BBC, apparently the sentiment toward the protest is still… Continue reading Learning the lessons of Tiananmen Square

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natural selection?

SAVAGE FORM OF CAPITALISM: Chinese factory workers risk limbs to hold jobs BY TIM JOHNSON FREE PRESS WASHINGTON STAFF SHENZHEN, China — The Pingshan People’s Hospital in the thriving industrial city of Shenzhen has a ward devoted to hand injuries. In one room, Yan Kaiguo, 23, cradles his bandaged right hand. April 8, a machine… Continue reading natural selection?

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Hepatitis B cause for discrimination in China

By Ching-Ching Ni Los Angeles Times JIAXING, China – Until a few months ago, Zhou Yichao’s goal, to get a good job and support his widowed mother, seemed well within reach. He had just taken the public-servant exam and scored among the very top. His face-to-face interview could only help his prospects, as the 22-year-old… Continue reading Hepatitis B cause for discrimination in China

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CCP and democracy don't mix

I’m losig my faith. I’ve always wished China to become democratic someday. It is the way the world is heading, China can not be singled out. Or can it? I never thought China should go through another civil war so I always hoped that CCP will gradually reform itself. Yes, that’s perhaps incredibly naive but… Continue reading CCP and democracy don't mix

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First U.S.-born panda heading to China

to find a MATE!! this is so incredibly cute!! Watch how the little panda grow! oh how playful is Hua Mei 🙂 napping on the tree branch August 21, 2001: two year old Hua Mei’s enjoying her birthday cake! Let’s wish Hua Mei the best of luck in finding her future husband and making lots… Continue reading First U.S.-born panda heading to China

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bush should advertise for diapers

this news just sent me rolling on the floor. from the article: A Beijing businessman wants to trademark the Chinese name of US President George W. Bush to market his disposable diapers. The applicant, surnamed Guo, filed an application with the General Administration for Industry and Commerce of China, stating he wants to use the… Continue reading bush should advertise for diapers