Why Are Things Exploding?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Why Are Things Exploding?

Following the devastating explosions in Tianjin on August 12, a chemical plant exploded in Shandong on August 22.

Though there are still questions surrounding the explosions, here are the most likely causes:

  • Mix of anhydrous nitric acid and oleum hot new toy this year.
  • How else to get father’s attention?

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Two-Kilometer Exclusion Zone Established Around Tianjin City Officials

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
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BEIJING — In the wake of the massive chemical explosions in Tianjin last week, Chinese authorities have established a two-kilometer exclusion zone around all civil servants in the Tianjin area, effective Monday.

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What Are Our Chinese New Year’s Resolutions?

Friday, February 20, 2015
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Lose weight, stop smoking and call discipline authorities on unpopular manager — 22%
Misquote more ancient classics — 10%
Help fallen people in street instead of watching them die — 16%

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How Are We Spending Chinese New Year?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
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Weeping in holding cell of Southeast Asian airport — 12%
Pretending to be married, for our parents’ sake — 30%
Hosting CCTV New Year’s Gala — 10%

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Xi Jinping to Direct, Produce and Star in CCTV New Year’s Gala

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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BEIJING — In a surprise announcement Monday, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, President of the People’s Republic of China and Chairman of the Central Military Commission Xi Jinping declared that he would personally oversee production of this year’s CCTV New Year’s Gala.

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How Will China Remove Western Values from Chinese Colleges?

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Yuan Guiren

Last week, Chinese Education Minister Yuan Guiren told colleges to “never let textbooks promoting Western values appear in our classes.” Miniharm urges him to go further, banning Western influence from college entirely. Here’s how:

  • Limit independent thoughts to one per student per semester.
  • Ban books by non-Chinese writers such as Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin and Karl Marx.

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New Chinese Government VPN Allows Users to Access Censored Internet Anywhere

Friday, January 30, 2015
China VPN

BEIJING — This morning, the Chinese government released for personal use ChinaVPN, its in-house Virtual Private Network service which, according to promotional material, “offers Chinese nationals a familiar, comfortable, authentically Chinese Internet experience—anywhere in the world.”

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I’ll Tell You Why China Hasn’t Produced a Steve Jobs

Monday, January 19, 2015
Robin Li

By Robin Li

Robin Li is the chairman and CEO of Baidu.

As a successful tech entrepreneur, people are constantly asking me why China hasn’t produced a Steve Jobs.

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China Removes Female Form from TV Drama

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Empress of China

BEIJING — Just days after censors removed all cleavage from the Tang-era drama The Empress of China, another Chinese TV show has come under the close scrutiny of the censors.

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Miniharm’s Top 10 Moments of 2014

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
APEC

It’s been a whirlwind year in China. Here’s a look back at 10 moments that made us smile.

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