Chinese nightmare: Elderly street vendor died during clash with chengguan

Alia | July 18th, 2013 - 4:54 am
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“Is this the Chinese dream for an ordinary water melon farmer? Is this what the government meant by making improvements?” The dead’s granddaughter asked.

Heated discussion among Chinese netizens: Should China allow its people the right to carry guns?

Alia | December 15th, 2012 - 12:16 am
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Two horrible attacks on school children at two elementary schools happened in both China and the US, one with no death, the other with 28 deaths. The only difference is the weapon held by the killer. The coincidence ignited heated discussions among Chinese netizens whether China should allow legal right to carry guns.

The tale of two famines

Alia | December 1st, 2012 - 7:36 pm
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Back to 1942, a new Feng Xiaogang production depicting a less-known famine back in the year of 1942 during war-time China, has the whole nation talking. While watching a famine in 1942 on screen, people are thinking about the Great Famine of Mao in minds. Not all famines are equal in China. While some are made into movies, some others left in the darkness.

[Names updated] The little match boys: Tragedy in modern China

Alia | November 19th, 2012 - 11:26 pm
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On the morning of Nov. 16, 5 little boys aged from 8 to 13 were found dead in a roadside trash bin in the city of Bijie, Guizhou after burning charcoal for warmth. Investigations said the boys were died of carbon monoxide poisoning – the night before was 6 °C (42 °F). So far, no one knows whether they are homeless or kids running away from home.

Violent unrest in Luzhou, Sichuan, after traffic police beat driver to death. Censors already at work.

Alia | October 17th, 2012 - 4:29 pm
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Several accounts on Weibo, China’s No.1 microblogging service, have been live reporting a violent riot caused by the death of a driver in Luzhou, Sichuan province.

Young couple in Chengdu made out on the spot after knocking down three construction workers and killed one

Alia | August 23rd, 2012 - 8:19 pm
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No need for DUI tests, they were definitely drunk or high on something else.

One flood, Two tales

Alia | July 26th, 2012 - 10:41 pm
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Two floods in two major cities in a week, yet while one city (Beijing) is mourning over flood casualties, the other (Tianjin) is having a fun summer day at the water park.

Who is telling the truth about the deadly flash flood in Beijing?

Alia | July 24th, 2012 - 4:26 am
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A devastating rainstorm in Beijing left 37 dead. But was it the heaviest rain in 61 years as official sources claimed? And why there was no text warning when a weather warning system was put into effect in 2004?

[Updated] Fire at a “New York” shopping mall rumored to have killed over 300 Chinese

Alia | July 6th, 2012 - 3:44 am
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A big fire that has been rumored to claim 378 lives in Jixian, Tianjin made Chinese netizens turn to New York to discuss the matter and work around censorship. Even the Shifang protest was said to be a distraction of this Tianjin fire.

How much does it cost to die in China?

Alia | March 29th, 2012 - 6:08 pm
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Too much news on how much it takes to live in China, let’s see the price tag of death in China for a change.