October 17, 20122 Comments

Chinese flags at half-mast for Cambodia’s former king Norodam Sihanouk anger netizens

Chinese flags on a number of landmarks in Beijing, including Tiananmen Square, Xinhua Gate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Beijing’s airports, will be flown at half-mast all day Tuesday, as the body of former Cambodian king Norodom Sihanouk, who died of a heart attack at 90 in the city last week, is scheduled to be [...]

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May 17, 20124 Comments

North Korea holds Chinese fishermen hostage, demands ransom; netizens irate

From Caixin Four Chinese fishing boats were seized by unidentified North Koreans eight days ago when they were fishing in the Chinese waters. Until press time, only one boat managed to escape and returned to China. Other three boats, with 29 fishermen on board, are being held to a ransom of 900,000 Chinese yuan, according [...]

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May 5, 20122 Comments

Netizens discuss Chen Guangcheng’s “happy ending” and U.S. embassy’s role

After Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced at a press conference that Chen Guangcheng could well apply to study abroad just as any other Chinese citizen can, the U.S. State Department issued a statement that says Chen has been offered a financial aid package by a U.S. university and is allowed to bring his wife and [...]

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May 4, 20125 Comments

Beijing’s bashing of U.S. government on activist Chen Guangcheng backlashes at home

Four major state-run newspapers in Beijing published strongly worded editorials on the same day, accusing the U.S. politicians of “clumsy antics” and using activist Chen Guangchang as a pawn against China. Beijing Daily: “Looking at U.S Politicans’ Clumsy Antics through Chen Guangcheng.” Beijing Times: “Chen Guangcheng Is A Newly Found Tool And Pawn of America; [...]

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February 6, 20128 Comments

Chinese netizens’ reaction to Russia, China veto of UN resolution condemning Syria bloodshed

Photos from NetEase On Saturday, a U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria condemning President Bashar al-Assad’s crackdown on his people and ousting him was vetoed by Russia and China. All other 13 members, including the three permanent members of the council — the United States, France, and the United Kingdom — voted in favor of [...]

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February 1, 20124 Comments

Photos: Generous gifts of “friendship projects” to less developed countries from China

From NetEase Since the 1950s when it was a newly founded nation still suffering from financial strain and resources shortage, China has been providing aid to countries it considers allies. Less developed countries, a majority of which are in Africa, have seen behemoth edifices meant as a friendly gesture spring up. Six decades later, the “gifts” from [...]

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