Chinese Green Card and China's Tough Immigration Law

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), foreigners’ had constituted 1% of the Chinese population by the year 2008. In addition to keeping a family and leading a typical Chinese life, many of the foreigners in China can speak fluent Mandarin with Beijing accent, Shanghai accent or even Cantonese. However, the current regulations pertaining …

Auchan Group Alleged of Strip Searching

On July 13, a former Auchan Group employee posted three photos online about Auchan’s Chengdu (成都) Jinniu (金牛) branch forcing some female customers for strip searching. The photos were first posted on Tianya.cn, one of China’s most influential online communities. As the former employee explained, he/she did it to take revenge on Auchan because he/she …

Guangdong’s Bid for World Expo 2020: A Pragmatic Move?

Chen Wenjie – Chairman of the Guangdong office of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and Deputy Provincial Head of the Expo Affairs Committee – is confident that Guangdong’s time to shine has come. In a recent interview with the local media, Chen admitted that Guangdong was already working through the …

Saving the Cantonese Language in China

Cantonese-speaking people in mainland China and Hong Kong are rallying to safeguard their language and for Cantonese culture preservation. Recent events in China have made these protesters feel that the Chinese government is trying to suppress the Cantonese language. Mandarin Preferred for the 2010 Asian Games? Within less than a month, there have been more …

Netizens Bypassing the Great China Firewall

China’s Internet is on its way to become the world’s largest local area network (LAN), as China’s Internet firewall becomes increasingly sophisticated in order to handle Internet censorship. In the meantime, netizens in China are finding ways to “Fan Qiang”, 翻墙, (circumvent the Great Firewall) to access blocked websites such as Facebook and Twitter. Widely-used …

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