Thursday, October 31, 2013
BEIJING — In the wake of Monday’s devastating suicide attack in Tiananmen, which left five dead and over 30 injured, the Central Military Commission of the People’s Liberation Army announced their immediate withdrawal from the former province of Xinjiang, declaring that the region would henceforth be known as the Independent Islamic Republic of East Turkestan.
Friday, October 25, 2013
This week, heavy smog blanketed the city of Harbin, causing schools and airports to close for two days. In some parts of the city, visibility was less than 20 meters. Here are the feelings of the Chinese people.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
SHANGHAI — All Chinese domestic satellite channels have pulled popular children’s cartoon Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf off the air after censors voiced concerns over the level of violence in the show. Officials at the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) announced that they would allow the show to come back if scenes depicting the show’s antagonists, Big Big Wolf and his wife, being variously drowned, shot at, tortured, boiled in oil and electrocuted were toned down.
Monday, October 7, 2013
BEIJING — The Ministry of Culture announced Monday that at least a dozen spectacular ancient monuments have been discovered during Golden Week, after having lain buried for decades beneath a sizable chunk of the national population.
The first such discovery, a section of the Great Wall located near Shijiazhuang, was found in an area only previously known for its teeming hordes of camera-wielding Chinese tourists. The existence of ancient fortifications beneath the waves of rowdy travelers had previously been dismissed by archeologists as a local legend.
Friday, October 4, 2013
Shanghai has established a free-trade zone in Pudong district for economic experimentation. The zone will allow foreign investment in previously regulated sectors and the sale of video game consoles. Here are the feelings of the Chinese people.