Category Archives: Legal

Happy end of the world everyone! Except you, Chinese cult members. You are under arrest.

Yes, though midnight has already come and gone for many of our readers, and it is now December 21, 2012 in over half of the world, it would appear that the apocalypse has not, in fact, occurred. So not only … Continue reading

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Chinese tweeter under arrest

It’s been a weird week for IRL consequences to social media actions. First off, that poor young lady in India who made the front page of Reddit after being arrested for… a Facebook post. Now we move to China, where … Continue reading

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Pollution protests prompt police crackdown in eastern China

China’s rising middle class is becoming increasingly vocal about its aversion to potentially harmful pollution coming from new developments–this was evidenced by massive protests over a proposed petrochemical plant expansion this weekend. The Boston Globe, via AP, reports that thousands … Continue reading

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China really not happy with America’s Huawei, ZTE allegations

It has hit the fan. In the wake of the American government releasing a rather scandalous report claiming Huawei and ZTE, two huge Chinese tech companies active around the world, are a threat to U.S. national security based on previous … Continue reading

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Wen Jiabao–One last huzzah

It’s a big year for China, with a changing of the guard set for later this year, and the man thought to be critical for fostering Chinese-EU relations is in the midst of attending his last EU summit. Chinese Premier … Continue reading

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China and Canada: Free trade agreement coming?

The National Post is reporting that the Canadian government, led by Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, is in the process of negotiating a free trade agreement with one of its growing business partners, China. Canada already signed up for NAFTA, … Continue reading

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“Chaotic” management the cause of deadly mine blast in China

China’s deadliest mine blast in three years claimed the lives of 43 workers this weekend, and now chaotic management and safety violations are apparently to blame. Associated Press is reporting that a preliminary report on the cause of the Sunday … Continue reading

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