Gao Yaojie to Seek Political Asylum in the U.S.

Update: Dr. Gao Yaojie confirmed that she has not applied for political asylum. Unconfirmed reports said 82-years-old retired Dr. Gao Yaojie is about to seek political asylum in the U.S. She left China in secret with the help of ChinaAid and U.S. Government officials. Quote: Thursday, December 3, 2009, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Room 628, […]

Hijacked Chinese Bulk Carrier “De Xin Hai” To Be Released Next Week

The spokesman of Somali pirates said they agreed to accept a ransom of 3.5 million U.S. dollars, the Chinese bulk carrier “De Xin Hai” and 25 crew members are to be released next week. A few days ago in regular press conference the spokesman of Chinese Foreign Ministry was asked about the ransom and negotiations, […]

Wang Boming: Faith in Journalism Never Changes

November 22nd, Caijing Magazine published volume 251. Editor in chief Wang Boming wrote the editorial “The Insistence supported by Ideas – To Readers”. Wang said he had never written editorials in his 12 years career life as editor in chief, but facing the empty building after the resignation of Caijing editors, he “had to” work […]

“#pylj”: Petition in Guangzhou Goes Live on Twitter (real time search) (Playlist on Youtube) Hundreds of people gathered in Urban Management Committee, Guangzhou for a petition against the Refuse Burning Power Generation Project to be built in Panyu. There are over 1500 people demonstrating in front of the City Hall. The string #pylj on Twitter means 番禺垃圾. Live broadcast of […]

Shen Dingli: China’s status rises a notch

(By Shen Dingli) With President Barack Obama’s visit to China just finished, there’s much to contemplate with regard to the dynamics between the two nations that many, rightly or wrongly, are calling a G-2. Mr Obama came to China attempting to settle the direction of America’s relationship with the People’s Republic, and left with increasing […]

Your Black Gold, My Blood Mine

Statistics show that there were 188 serious coal mine accidents (with the death toll of 10 or more) in China from 2001 to 2004, an average of once every 4-7 days. The death toll of coal mine industry all over the world was 8000 in 2003 and Mainland China accounted for nearly 80% with 6434 […]

Top Ten Public Grievances of Taiwan

Taiwan Premier Wu Den-yih has appointed RDCE (The Research, Development and Evaluation Commission) to select top ten public grievances of Taiwan socierty by counting votes. RDCE chairman Chu Chin-Peng said on November 20th that the “top ten public grievances” will be collected from telephone interview, E-Government on the Internet, email, petition documents and other channels […]

Obama’s letter to Southern Weekly

To the Southern Weekly and its readers 致南方周末及其读者 I look forward to continuing the ties between our two countries, 我希望继续维护我们两国间的关系 and congratulate you for contributing to the analysis and flow of vital political information. 并祝贺你们在分析及传递关键政治信息上的贡献 An educated citizenry is the key to an effective government, 受过良好教育的公民是建立一个有为政府的重要前提, and a free press contributes to that well-informed citizenry. […]