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Mainland Media

Deadly bus arson fuels debate on social ills

Mainland media revealed more details last week about the life of Chen Shuizong, the arsonist who killed himself and 46 other passengers this month in a bus fire in Xiamen.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 2:25am

Chinese media picture Xi at home on world stage

It may be too early to deduce whether Xi Jinping has established his global standing with the audience at home, but mainland media outlets said he had succeeded in telling the world of China's importance and impact on America's role in the Asia- Pacific.

9 Jun 2013 - 6:34am

Social order officers' violence hits home

Stories about chengguan - officers employed by city urban administrative and law enforcement bureaus - beating up street vendors are nothing new, but when a video showing one in Yanan , Shaanxi , stamping on a vendor's head was circulated online last week, it sparked surprise and anger.

18 Jul 2013 - 2:59pm 1 comment

People's Daily's anti-American rant backfires as Chinese teen trashes ancient Egyptian temple

A Nanjing teenager's act of vandalism - he scratched the words "Ding Jinhao was here" in Chinese characters on a 35-century-old sculpture - struck a raw nerve in a in a country so proud of its ancient civilisation. And, embarrassingly, it followed an astonishing attack by the Communist Party mouthpiece that labelled Americans untrustworthy and lacking in integrity.

2 Jun 2013 - 3:59am 2 comments

Nepotism puts system for promotions in spotlight

A dragon begets a dragon, a phoenix begets a phoenix and the son of a mouse is good at digging holes, goes the Chinese idiom. Sadly, however, a culture of nepotism in the promotion of young officials has caused overwhelming public disgust.

26 May 2013 - 4:35am 4 comments

Thousands of Chinese sign up for one-way ticket to Mars

Ma Qiang is angry that mainland media have dubbed his Mars dream a hoax. The 39-year old former policeman from Dujiangyan, Sichuan, signed up for the Mars One project in the Netherlands last month, becoming one of the first volunteers to be screened for a journey of no return scheduled in a decade.

22 May 2013 - 1:03pm 4 comments

Doubts criminal law has teeth to protect minors from sex predators

News that yet another teacher has been accused of molesting students - this a time a primary school principal in Hainan - sparked soul-searching media commentaries on how the mainland's school system and the criminal law itself had failed to protect minors.

19 May 2013 - 3:55am

Police under fire as petitioners call on Washington for help

In recent days, tens of thousands of mainlanders have signed a petition to the US government's public website, We The People, calling on the Obama administration to intervene in the two-decade-old poisoning case and help bring the suspect, believed to be living in the US, to justice.

12 May 2013 - 4:00am 1 comment

Chinese editorials flay study that showed domestic baby formula safe

Many mainlanders saw the recent announcement by the China Dairy Industry Association that domestic milk powder is better than imported products as nothing more than propaganda.

7 May 2013 - 4:24pm 1 comment

Call for probe into rise, and fall, of 25-year-old mayor in Jining

Han Han, the 25-year-old mayor of a town in Jining, Shandong, quit her job last Sunday at the same time her father stepped down from an important post on the city's Communist Party committee amid online accusations she had climbed the bureaucratic ladder quickly because of her father.

28 Apr 2013 - 5:02am

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