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June 25, 2013No Comments

Big slumber party on Chinese campus

Temperatures in half of China hit 35 Celsius (95 F). In Wuhan, one of the three ‘hot pots’ along the Yangtze River, temperature soared to as high as 39 C, and it is humid as hell. Chinese college dorms, which are mostly AC-less, are the worst-hit. Having no AC at their dorms, students at Wuhan-based [...]

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July 30, 20129 Comments

Qidong NIMBY protesters raid government offices, mob and strip mayor of clothes

Source: Canyu.org, Weibo, Renren A water discharge project in the pipeline was immediately scrapped after thousands of residents in Qidong, a coastal city in East China, staged a protest amid growing concerns over pollution problems on July 28. Despite that it marks the victory for the public opinion and environmentalists, it is also worth noting [...]

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March 18, 20123 Comments

Nanjing destroys trunk road for Youth Olympics despite strong opposition; thousands came to say goodbye

Multiple sources At 10 p.m. on March 16, the 724-meter Shuiximen Viaduct was reduced to rubble in a blink of an eye. For 16 years, the City West Artery, which Shuiximen Viaduct has been a part of, has been bearing the weight of Nanjing’s high-speed road traffic. The blasting demolition of it has touched a [...]

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April 25, 20112 Comments

Picture of the day: Smile of a dead river porpoise indigenous to China

A finless porpoise died with a gentle smile on its face. A heartbroken staff member at an animal rescue center wept at the sad sight. Yangtze finless porpoise, or locally known as river pig (jiang tun 江豚), is on the verge of extinction. Human activities, such as industrial wastewater discharge, fishing, transportation, and dam construction, [...]

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