Online liberty is in retreat in the US too, Freedom House says. https://www.cnet.com/news/online-freedom-is-in-the-decline-globally-says-report/ The internet is less and less free. Internet freedom declined globally last year, marking the eighth consecutive year in which overall online activity was curtailed, according to a report released Thursday by Freedom House, a democracy watchdog. Twenty six countries demonstrated declining internet freedom, according to the report, which surveyed 65 countries. … Continue reading Online freedom is declining around the world, says report
https://beijingtoday.com.cn/2016/08/putian-hospitals-saving-life-just-slogan/ Going to the hospital in China hasn’t been the same since the Wei Zixi Incident. Wei’s death triggered sweeping investigations into the networks of China’s hospitals, and the results have patients worried. Wei, a student of Xi’an Electrical Engineering University, was diagnosed with the final stage of synovial sarcoma two years ago. Based on the results of a Baidu search, a CCTV 10 report … Continue reading Putian Hospitals: When ‘Saving Life’ is Just a Slogan
What does they mean by “There’s no news in China”? https://csulauniversitytimes.com/7265/news/journalism-the-chinese-way/ Although I grew up in Beijing and moved to Los Angeles when I was 16, I finally realized that I did not know much about the society I came from. Through interning as a reporter, I had the chance to explore a seemingly censored world. During the past two months, I worked at Beijing … Continue reading Journalism the Chinese Way
https://beijingtoday.com.cn/2016/08/millennial-artist-seeks-spirit-heroism/ Every artist eventually has to decide whether they want to make money or be themselves. But that question was never a struggle for 26-year-old Zhang Beibei. From a young age she was determined to create without bending to other’s desires. A glance through Zhang’s portfolio reveals nothing extravagant, dazzling or abstract. In each image, Zhang records her feelings with sincerity and a respect for … Continue reading Millennial Artist Seeks Spirit of Heroism
https://beijingtoday.com.cn/2016/07/pokemon-go-china-banned/ The augmented reality (AR) game Pokémon GO has been the cause of many ridiculous incidents since its launch in Australia. Players have been spotted following Pokémon into dangerous locations and turning in-game battles into physical brawls. On July 12, a Chinese international student live streamed his trip to challenge a gym located at the Sydney Opera House. In Pokémon GO, players challenge gym battles to claim … Continue reading Pokémon Go and China: Who Banned Whom?
Peking University’s official website released a statement over Weibo on July 12 that 124 websites were using its name to offer training classes without the school’s permission. The statement emphasized that these websites had no cooperation with the university, nor did they have the permission to offer the courses. According Beijing Youth Daily reporter’s investigation, Most of these websites advertised with terms such as “Beijing … Continue reading 124 Websites Caught Selling Fake Peking University Training
A negative review for an online food delivery service left one Eleme user in Jinan, Shandong province with 19 stitches – at least according to his version of the story. The user, surnamed Liu (pseudonym), left a complaint on the service on June 23 at 9 am because his breakfast delivery from Wan Hao Donkey Bun took 62 minutes even though the app said it … Continue reading Restaurant Rating War Ends in Alleged Knife Fight
https://beijingtoday.com.cn/2016/07/happens-hit-child/ Eleven expensive cars were lined up to get body work done at a repair shop in Jinan, Shandong province on July 4. All bore vulgar words scratched into their paint. The owners were, understandably, furious. A Jinan TV program News Community reviewed surveillance tapes to identify two teens – a boy and a girl enrolled in a nearby summer school – who were responsible … Continue reading What Happens if You Hit Your Child?