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White House Petition

'I am scared': Chinese creator of White House petition seeks help after police visit

One state media report says the Pengzhou plant will pass stricter pollution tests than its European and US counterparts. Photo: Screenshot via Weibo

When a Chengdu blogger created a White House petition last week against a controversial petrochemical plant in Pengzhou, the young woman wasn’t expecting a response from security agents back at home.

Tuesday, 14 May, 2013, 12:30pm 2 comments

Make the official taste of tofu sweet: Chinese have fun with White House petition website

Make the official taste of tofu sweet: Chinese have fun with White House petition website

It's long believed that China is “the country of copycats”. However, Chinese netizens are sometimes very creative, especially when using the website of the White House to make jokes about their own political system.

8 May 2013 - 2:23pm

Zhu Ling petitioners await response from Obama on 19-year-old poisoning case

A news report contrasts photos of Zhu Ling before and after her poisoning. Photo: Screenshot via Sina Weibo

Apparently frustrated by their own judicial system and wary of censorship, members of China’s online community, in a rare move, have appealed to US President Barack Obama to help seek justice on a 19-year-old cold case of poisoning.

7 May 2013 - 1:34pm 3 comments