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December 24, 20105 Comments

Photos: Catholicism in the countryside of Communist China

Contrary to popular belief, China is as much religious as it is atheist. While Buddhism has the biggest influence on Chinese society and culture, and about 1 to 2 percent of its population is Islamic, statistics of various sources put the number of Catholics in China anywhere from 6 million (a report approved at the [...]

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December 22, 20103 Comments

3-year-old Chinese girl does chores and takes care of disabled father; netizens divided reactions

From QQ and Wenxuecity: A series of photos of a three year old girl acting as a housekeeper have been widely circulated over the Internet. Touched by her, netizens gave her a cute nickname “little strong girl.” (坚强妞 jianqiangniu) Dong Xinyi was born in 2007 in a rural town in Leling, Shangdong, a province in East China. Though [...]

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December 2, 20109 Comments

A ghastly sight: behind China’s glamorous garment industry

In the picture: waste water discharged from one denim clothing factory in Xintang. Without any prior treatment, waste water flows directly into the creek, meanders through the villages, and empties into Dong River. Xintang and Gurao are two world-famous “specialty towns” clustered with denim jeans and lingerie manufacturing. One exports over 60% of China’s denim [...]

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