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“The regulation helps protect the citizens’ freedom of expression.”

The new regulation also says only official media accounts can post political news; other public accounts wishing to publish political news will now need to seek prior approval. Public WeChat accounts are typically used by individuals or companies to share news with subscribers. With the popularity of WeChat, they have become a major source of news for Chinese people. 

China Tightens Its Control of Popular Messaging App WeChat With Real-Name Registration

"There is no greater glory than to enlist in the military
Because a dream perseveres
It signifies that it is more valuable
Because a dream perseveres
It can reap lofty goals
Every young person has their own dream
Each dream has its shining glory.”

The Chinese Ministry of Defense is the latest to try their hand at the “Little Apple” music video meme, dubbed by some as China’s “Gangnam Style,” with a version that promotes enlistment.

The video, which was released on on July 27, features footage of military jets and rockets as well as soldiers performing the dance seen in the original. 

Chinese Soldiers Are Dancing to Viral Hit ‘Little Apple’ to Convince People to Enlist


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