Author Archives: Danwei

What the citizens know: oil spills, environmental disasters

Clean up worker drowning in the the Dalian oil spill This opinion piece is by Zhenni Zhang, who is studying environmental policy for her Master’s in Environmental Management student at Duke University. If they know the truth, they can do … Continue reading

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No newsgathering in Wangfujing without prior permission

Ahead of Sunday’s non-protests in downtown Beijing’s Wangfujing pedestrian street, a number of foreign journalists reported receiving telephone calls reminding them to follow relevant laws and regulations in the course of their news-gathering. Some were instructed to contact the Wangfujing administrative office ahead of time to obtain approval to conduct interviews.

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Dancing with shackles on

The Chinese Internet and living with censorship: a short film of interviews with Desiree Marianini and Janek Zdzarski, interviews with Keso, Wang Xiaofeng, Qi Youyi and Danwei’s Jeremy Goldkorn.

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Hu Yaobang and the Xidan Democracy Wall

Andrew Chubb translates a lengthy article by Hu Jiwei on Hu Yaobang’s involvement with the Xidan Democracy Wall.

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Hu Jintao wears same tie when meeting Kim Jong-il and Harry Reid

Photos: Hu Jintao wore the same tie when meeting Harry Reid (who earlier called him a dictator) as he did to a recent meeting with Kim Jong-il.

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Behind the scenes at a musical in Sin City

In which our correspondent dares to watch a musical play about Teresa Teng in Dongguan.

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Hymns of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom

The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom and their Christian hymns.

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Xu Wenli: How Chinese dissidents and the Communist Party use the Western media

An interview with Democracy Wall activist Xu Wenli: Is Western media coverage of dissidents and their activities good for them or for China? What have Chinese dissidents learned from the Communist Party about using the Western media?

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Shanghai citizens declare a day of mourning

Coverage of public mourning for the victims of the 2010.11.15 Jing’an apartment fire in Shanghai.

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Deadly Shanghai fire in highrise building

A fire has ripped through a high-rise building in central Shanghai leaving at least eight people dead and more than 90 injured according to official sources.

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