The tale of two Chinese protests on May 4, the Youth Day

Alia | May 6th, 2013 - 3:05 am

Two protests happened in China this past Sunday. One in Kunming to protest against the setup of a chemical plant; and the other in Changsha to protest against a speech by a “rightist.” They each represent an ideology that is celebrated by many, younger generations in particular, in China.

The colorful waters of China

Alia | February 20th, 2013 - 5:29 am

A picture is worth a thousand words. Tencent News recently put together a picture essay of the severity of water pollution in China.

Qidong NIMBY protest that occupied the local government and stripped a mayor may mark a new era of grassroots activism in China

Alia | July 28th, 2012 - 6:55 am

The smile on the face of Qidong Mayor after protesters stripped off his clothes during a environmental protest made netizens gave applause to the government and called protesters to restrain. “China is where you stand. China is what you do. You are China. If you are bright, China won’t be dark.”

Baidu on mission to save the planet on World Earth Day

Alia | April 20th, 2012 - 4:42 pm

Baidu released a “2012 end of the world” themed campaign for the coming World Earth Day on April 22. Their pitch is “2012 is not scary. What’s scary is that no one saves the planet.”