Drunk police in Guangxi shot pregnant woman in the head for milk tea

Alia | October 31st, 2013 - 1:46 pm
The rice noodle shop where it all happened

It is tragic, but to many Chinese netizens, it’s more than a tragedy. As popular Weibo account 假装在纽约 commented, the case shows the extent of power abuse in China.

Unrest in flooded Chinese city Yuyao over untruthful disaster reporting

Alia | October 11th, 2013 - 9:34 pm
Unrest in Yuyao

Just as Yuyao people are complaining about the lack of government disaster relief efforts, live reporting by Ningbo Television that told stories of improved situations triggered unrest among several hundreds of local people.

Police porn examiner in Jiangsu stressed to finish 40k porn DVDs in one month

Alia | January 23rd, 2013 - 12:49 am

To be a porn examiner, one has to be an “outstanding, well-behaved and highly politically-sensitive” police officer who “won’t have any problems after watching porn materials.”

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.”

Traces on Weibo: How a NIMBY protest turned violent in a small Sichuan city?

Alia | July 2nd, 2012 - 11:39 pm

A reading through the Weibo posts of several participants of the protest gives us a better picture of how a student-organized “never-in-my-back-yard” protest has evolved into a bloody clash between local residents and police force.

The curious case of a man arrested for downloading porn and its link with a local police-marfia scandal

Alia | June 19th, 2012 - 10:53 pm

A man in Jilin was detained 15 days and fined 3,000 yuan ($471) for downloading pornographic videos to his home computer. It was found later that the reason behind his punishment may be a mafia-posing-on-police-car photo and a “corrupted to the bone” police officer.

What Baidu Map can tell you about China

Alia | June 8th, 2012 - 2:14 am

After a few keyword searches, Baidu Map tells you what China is covered with.

Lost and found bike of Japanese globe-trotting cyclist spurred anger among netizens: Same bike, different fate

Alia | February 22nd, 2012 - 4:10 pm
Lost bike of a Japanese cyclist who plans to cycle around the globe was found in Wu Han

When a Japanese cyclist’s bike stolen in Wu Han was found by local police in just one day, Chinese netizens reacted with anger and irony., questioning why foreigner received superior treatment.

Woman saying no to harassment beaten up by group of men in Yibin, Sichuan

Alia | April 8th, 2011 - 3:25 am

A clip of surveillance video at a KTV in Sichuan Yibin showed a woman refuting harassment beaten up by a group of men, one of which is captain of local traffic police. Perpetrator said,”I am the law!”