Posts tagged china

Some protesters believe the police removed the barricades to make it easier for groups opposing the Occupy Central movement. The aim, according to Elizabeth Wong, a protester in Admiralty, is to, “provoke infighting and exhaust protesters.”

Masked men and Anti-Occupy groups attacked Hong Kong’s main protest site,, Hong Kong, China, Occupy Central, Umbrella Revolution, protesting, police, Anti-Occupy, headlines,

Aaron Lam’s street photographs and interviews document the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong—participating in the most civil of civil disobedience movements.
Umbrellas of Hope by Aaron Lam
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Aaron Lam’s street photographs and interviews document the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong—participating in the most civil of civil disobedience movements.

Umbrellas of Hope by Aaron Lam, Aaron Lam, photography, Occupy Central, Hong Kong, China, Umbrella Revolution, students, protest, interviews, galleries,

Downtown Hong Kong turned into a battlefield of tear gas and seething crowds on Sunday after the police moved against a student democracy protest, inciting public fury that brought tens of thousands of people onto the streets of a city long known as a stable financial center.

Crackdown on Protests by Hong Kong Police Draws More to the Streets,, Hong Kong, China, protest, police, government, politics, headlines,

New islands are being made in the disputed South China Sea by the might of the Chinese state. But a group of marooned Filipinos on a rusting wreck is trying to stand in the way.

China’s Island Factory,, China, South China Sea, islands, seascaping, politics, factories, industry, headlines,

A new report from China’s municipal bureau states that Beijing has an estimated population of 21 million, almost 500,000 more than the city had last year.

Beijing has almost the same population as these countries,, Beijing, China, cities, urban development, infographics, maps, headlines,

People born outside family-planning regulations are fighting to obtain legal documents that prove they exist

Fighting for identity,, China, family planning, identity, legal status, headlines,

Cristina de Middel’s Party: Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-tung is a heavily redacted version of the Little Red Book, illustrated by photographs of contemporary China. In the artist’s hands, the icon of 1960s China becomes a narrative for modern times.

The Chinese Party! by Cristina de Middel, Cristina de Middel, China, Mao Tse-tung, Little Red Book, photography, erasure, galleries,

Last Sunday morning, I woke up to a text message from a friend telling me that Cheng Chui Ping had died. He called her Sister Ping, as everyone does in New York’s Chinatown. She died of pancreatic cancer, in a federal prison in Texas, where she was serving a thirty-five-year sentence for operating a sophisticated immigration-smuggling ring that transported untold thousands of undocumented migrants from southeast China to the United States.

Requiem for a Snakehead,, Cheng Chui Ping, Chinatown, NYC, immigrants, smuggling, China, headlines,

Built for over a million people, the city of Ordos was designed to be the crowning glory of Inner Mongolia. Doomed to incompletion however, this futuristic metropolis now rises empty out of the deserts of northern China.

Welcome to Ordos: The World’s Largest “Ghost City”,, Ordos, China, Inner Mongolia, ghost city, headlines,

Frank Underwood — the scheming U.S. congressman in the Netflix drama “House of Cards” — may be the most murderous, morally corrupt, conniving politician in Washington. And the Chinese can’t get enough of him.

‘House of Cards’ finds avid audience in China,, House of Cards, China, Netflix, politics, entertainment, TV, headlines,

Pollution from China travels in large quantities across the Pacific Ocean to the United States, a new study has found, making environmental and health problems unexpected side effects of U.S. demand for cheap China-manufactured goods.

China pollution wafting across Pacific to blanket U.S. : study,, China, United States, pollution, smog, environment, health, headlines,

When it comes to China stories, people will believe almost anything. Take, for instance, the reports about pollution being so severe in Beijing that residents now watch radiant sunrises broadcast on a huge screen in Tiananmen Square.

Westerners are so convinced China is a dystopian hellscape they’ll share anything that confirms it,, China, Beijing, news, media, distortions, headlines,

For nearly a decade, China’s burgeoning steel industry has spit out more than ten times the steel of Japan, the world’s second largest producer. But that’s quickly changing: As demand slows and China attempts to curb pollution, a massive recession is hitting its steel country.

China Is Turning Abandoned Steel Mills Back Into Farmland,, China, steel, industry, headlines,

This photojournal shows the trip that is necessary to get to the teahouse on the southern peak of Mt. Huashan in China.

Teahouse at the Southern Peak, China, Mt. Huashan, teahouse, taoism, Shaanxi Province, photojournal, photography, headlines,