Patriotism with Chinese characteristics: To love the country or the government?

Alia | September 12th, 2012 - 3:43 am

A recent patriotic declaration by popular novelist, Guo Jingming, has made discussions about patriotism in China reach a new high point. For most netizens, to love China as motherland or to love the China lead by the Communist Party is an easy distinction to make.

Family inflicted with late-term abortion called traitors

Alia | June 25th, 2012 - 9:19 pm

The family of the woman who was forced to abort a 7-month-old baby was labeled as “traitors” by villagers hired by local government for accepting interviews by foreign press. only days after China Daily called lower-level Party cadres to mind the international implications of their handling of domestic issues.

Hu showed some love for his country at G20? Did he or did he not?

Alia | June 20th, 2012 - 12:19 am

An image of Chinese President Hu Jintao at a G20 group photo shooting scene touched the hearts of thousand of netizens. But did they give their hearts out too soon?

To Patriots: Confession of a Patriot-used-to-be

Alia | May 12th, 2012 - 5:24 am

A long post explaining the journey of how a patriot-used-to-be grows into a patriot-no-more got viral on Sina Weibo and stirred up heated debates about the need and the right way to be patriot in a country like China.