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There is the issue of lack of social conscience by the companies, also a lack of supervision by the state. When can Chinese be assured of eating out?

International brands like Starbucks and Burger King have been dragged into a reputation crisis after one of their suppliers were found supplying expired meat, in the latest nationwide food safety scandal that threatens to disrupt supply chains of fast-food stores across China. 
Shanghai-based Husi Food, a subsidiary of Illinois-based OSI Group, was accused of repackaging expired chicken and beef, meat materials supplied to fast-food chains such as KFC, McDonald’s and Pizza Hut outlets in China.  
Expired Meat Was on the Menu at McDonald’s, KFC and Other Fast Food Restaurants in China

There is the issue of lack of social conscience by the companies, also a lack of supervision by the state. When can Chinese be assured of eating out?

International brands like Starbucks and Burger King have been dragged into a reputation crisis after one of their suppliers were found supplying expired meat, in the latest nationwide food safety scandal that threatens to disrupt supply chains of fast-food stores across China. 

Shanghai-based Husi Food, a subsidiary of Illinois-based OSI Group, was accused of repackaging expired chicken and beef, meat materials supplied to fast-food chains such as KFC, McDonald’s and Pizza Hut outlets in China.  

Expired Meat Was on the Menu at McDonald’s, KFC and Other Fast Food Restaurants in China

Many activists in Hong Kong have dared to confront police during recent pro-democracy demonstrations. In fact, more than 500 protesters stood their ground against authorities by refusing to leave a sit-in in early July and were arrested for it.  
But some of those same people are struggling to muster similar courage at the dinner table to argue with their parents about political reform. 
The older generation tends to support the status quo; they believe protests and occupations will bring political and economic instability. The younger generation are determined to fight for genuine democracy risking their future careers. This tension is usually reflected in conversation during family meals.
China has promised Hong Kong a direct vote for the next chief executive in 2017 instead of election via committee, but insists that a committee approve the candidates. Former British colony Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China and enjoys a high level of autonomy from the communist country under the idea of “one country, two systems.” 
Given that China considers “love of country” to be an important criteria for Hong Kong’s administrators, according to a recently released white paper from the government, protesters suspect Hong Kong will only have pro-Beijing candidates to choose from, defeating the purpose of a direct vote. 
Pro-Democracy Protesters in Hong Kong Can Face Down Police, but Not Their Mom and Dad at the Dinner Table

Many activists in Hong Kong have dared to confront police during recent pro-democracy demonstrations. In fact, more than 500 protesters stood their ground against authorities by refusing to leave a sit-in in early July and were arrested for it.  

But some of those same people are struggling to muster similar courage at the dinner table to argue with their parents about political reform. 

The older generation tends to support the status quo; they believe protests and occupations will bring political and economic instability. The younger generation are determined to fight for genuine democracy risking their future careers. This tension is usually reflected in conversation during family meals.

China has promised Hong Kong a direct vote for the next chief executive in 2017 instead of election via committee, but insists that a committee approve the candidates. Former British colony Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China and enjoys a high level of autonomy from the communist country under the idea of “one country, two systems.” 

Given that China considers “love of country” to be an important criteria for Hong Kong’s administrators, according to a recently released white paper from the government, protesters suspect Hong Kong will only have pro-Beijing candidates to choose from, defeating the purpose of a direct vote. 

Pro-Democracy Protesters in Hong Kong Can Face Down Police, but Not Their Mom and Dad at the Dinner Table


I remember clearly, a top guy wearing black clothes kicked my abdomen. They were very professional, caught my throat and hit my eye.

Prominent Chinese activists Hu Jia was attacked last night on July 16 in Beijing. He reported the incident in his Twitter.
Chinese Activist Hu Jia Attacked

I remember clearly, a top guy wearing black clothes kicked my abdomen. They were very professional, caught my throat and hit my eye.

Prominent Chinese activists Hu Jia was attacked last night on July 16 in Beijing. He reported the incident in his Twitter.

Chinese Activist Hu Jia Attacked

Offbeat China explained why women are so angry and how the World Cup has destroyed relationships in China.
Chinese Women Protest Against the World Cup

Offbeat China explained why women are so angry and how the World Cup has destroyed relationships in China.

Chinese Women Protest Against the World Cup

Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke on the anniversary, as relations between Beijing and Tokyo have chilled over issues ranging from island disputes to the growing nationalism in both countries.

People are talking about the World Cup and Transformers 4 on Weibo…I think this is what the war 77 years ago has achieved.


77 Years Ago, a War That Killed Millions Began Between China and Japan

Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke on the anniversary, as relations between Beijing and Tokyo have chilled over issues ranging from island disputes to the growing nationalism in both countries.

People are talking about the World Cup and Transformers 4 on Weibo…I think this is what the war 77 years ago has achieved.

77 Years Ago, a War That Killed Millions Began Between China and Japan

Japanese chat app Line has discovered a booming revenue model selling different sets of stickers. China’s immensely popular WeChat is trying to catch up. Have they?
Ready Your Smartphones: The Chat App Sticker Wars Have Begun

Japanese chat app Line has discovered a booming revenue model selling different sets of stickers. China’s immensely popular WeChat is trying to catch up. Have they?

Ready Your Smartphones: The Chat App Sticker Wars Have Begun

Nguyen Thi Lan Anh of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam explains why China made an error in moving an oil rig in the contested waters between China and Vietnam.
Vietnam Says China Oil Rig in Disputed Waters Violated International Laws

Nguyen Thi Lan Anh of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam explains why China made an error in moving an oil rig in the contested waters between China and Vietnam.

Vietnam Says China Oil Rig in Disputed Waters Violated International Laws


Every Hong Konger should step out with courage in the upcoming act of civil disobedience. You are the hope for the future of Hong Kong.

The protesters had staged a sit-in in the city’s business district following a rally ofhalf a million people demanding democratic elections free of China’s influence.
Hundreds of Pro-Democracy Protesters Arrested in Hong Kong After Half-a-Million-Strong March

Every Hong Konger should step out with courage in the upcoming act of civil disobedience. You are the hope for the future of Hong Kong.

The protesters had staged a sit-in in the city’s business district following a rally ofhalf a million people demanding democratic elections free of China’s influence.

Hundreds of Pro-Democracy Protesters Arrested in Hong Kong After Half-a-Million-Strong March

Microsoft’s artificial intelligence robot, which is modeled after a 16-year-old girl, has found new life on Twitter-like Sina Weibo after being blocked on messaging app WeChat earlier this month.
Meet Xiaobing, the (Fun? Annoying? Creepy?) Chatbot Taking Over China’s Weibo

Microsoft’s artificial intelligence robot, which is modeled after a 16-year-old girl, has found new life on Twitter-like Sina Weibo after being blocked on messaging app WeChat earlier this month.

Meet Xiaobing, the (Fun? Annoying? Creepy?) Chatbot Taking Over China’s Weibo


Defend rule of law and justice with your vote in June 22.

A total of 700,000 people have already voted in an unofficial referendum on democratic electoral reform, despite condemnation from China and massive DDoS attacks against the website.
Hundreds of Thousands of Hong Kongers Are Defying China and Demanding the Right to Nominate Their Next Leader

Defend rule of law and justice with your vote in June 22.

A total of 700,000 people have already voted in an unofficial referendum on democratic electoral reform, despite condemnation from China and massive DDoS attacks against the website.

Hundreds of Thousands of Hong Kongers Are Defying China and Demanding the Right to Nominate Their Next Leader