Category Archives: News Story of the Week

Top China stories of the week 01/01-01/08


China’s tomb raiders laying waste to thousands of years of history, by Tania Branigan. Soaring prices offered by collectors and lax monitoring of China’s thousands of historical sites have led to grave robbing on a massive scale. One researcher estimates … Continue reading

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China’s Largest Land Grab


On Tuesday I reported briefly on Shaanxi’s plan to relocate 2.7 million residents from the northern and southern parts of the province. The local gov’t reported that this was a major push to help break the cycle of poverty that … Continue reading

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Volunteers Save 500 Dogs From Being Slaughtered – News Story of the Week


Eating dogs is something we joke about when we think of Chinese food, and then we are often scolded by those who are more “politically correct” than us. However, throughout much of China dog meat is a fairly common delicacy. … Continue reading

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