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Robert Burton-Bradley
Production Editor, People & Culture
Robert is a production editor at the Post who previously worked as a journalist at the ABC in Australia. Aside from English, he also speaks conversational French and Italian.

A national ban on tattoos for minors in China has won praise from many but a number of people have questioned the need for such a ban and criticised growing state intervention into people’s private lives.

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A restoration project has reinstated an architecturally important building constructed more than 100 years ago by a British merchant in southwestern China.

A growing number of fake charities are placing ‘donation bins’ across China and tricking unsuspecting donors into giving them used clothes that are then sold for ‘easy golden’ profits.

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Recent high-profile censorship cases such as altering episodes of sitcom Friends and an embarrassing backdown over a changed ending to film Fight Club have highlighted a significant shift in the China’s approach to censorship.

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The tragic death of a young man who took his own life after being bullied for being effeminate has experts worried China’s campaign to eradicate “sissy” men and push gender stereotypes is placing vulnerable people at risk.

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In this issue of Global Impact, we look at how the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in China has been caught up in a recent round of repression that targeted various sectors, including education and online platforms.

What began as an assault on the growing influence of tech giants has widened to include a wide swathe of Chinese society, with LGBT people increasingly a target.

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A string of recent incidents involving obsessed fans stalking their idols in China has many asking if the situation is out-of-control as the government struggles to clamp down on the phenomenon.

Two high-profile cases of alleged sexual assault, one at tech giant Alibaba and the other involving singer Kris Wu, raise troubling questions about China’s changing relationship with alcohol.

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Beijing’s latest move to tighten its grip on the country’s popular karaoke industry is a sign of nervousness and insecurity, say China experts about the plan to ensure only ‘healthy’ songs are sung.

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