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Chinese Grave Robbers Jailed for Selling Ghost Brides

Friday, November 7, 2014
Category: China

From newsfeed.time.com

Four Chinese men are facing more than 2 years in prison for digging up female corpses and selling them for ghost marriages, an ancient ritual of burying newly deceased women alongside dead bachelors so that they can accompany each other in their afterlives, according to the state-run newspaper China Daily.

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Bodysnatching China officials dead serious about cremation quota - Yahoo News

Friday, November 7, 2014
Category: China

From news.yahoo.com

Beijing (AFP) - Two Chinese officials bought corpses from grave robbers to meet government cremation quotas, local media reported, as Beijing pushes to enforce its controversial and highly sensitive burial policies.

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A Day in the Life of a ′Black Guard′ - Hao Hao Report

Thursday, April 4, 2013
Category: China

From www.haohaoreport.com

Over the past year, Wang was stationed near the Guangdong provincial government′s Beijing bureau near the capital′s western Third Ring Road. His job was to help Guangdong officials detain people who had come from the southern province to Beijing to file petitions and then escort them home.

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Broken Tooth and New Macau - By Benjamin Carlson Foreign Policy

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Sunday, February 3, 2013
Category: China

From www.foreignpolicy.com

When Wan Kuok-koi, 57, better known as Broken Tooth, was released from prison on Dec. 1, nearly 14 years after he went behind bars, he emerged to a city utterly transformed. Instead of cars burning in the streets, Bentleys with dual Macau-China license plates prowl newly built highways.

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Special Report: China′s other power struggle Reuters

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Category: China

From www.reuters.com

A catalyst for the resurgence of SOEs were decisions taken a decade ago to reaffirm the primacy of state ownership as a key plank in the party′s authoritarian rule. Dozens of industry heavyweights were carved out and nurtured and many smaller, inefficient SOEs were shut down or sold.

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Bachelor Padding - By Roseann Lake Foreign Policy

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Saturday, October 13, 2012
Category: China

From www.foreignpolicy.com

It′s a tough, competitive life for men in China these days, in part due to the aftershocks of the one-child policy, which has left the country with a gaping gender imbalance of 120 boys for every 100 girls.

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Oh, to be Jewish in China - NYTimes.com

Saturday, October 6, 2012
Category: China

From latitude.blogs.nytimes.com

Racial stereotyping is commonplace in China. Many Chinese view their own 55 ethnic minorities through a checklist of supposedly inherent talents and skills. And though it can work in the Jews’ favor here, such stereotypes can also work against other foreigners, notably Africans visiting China who regularly battle racism.

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Beijing’s Dangerous Game by Perry Link NYRblog The New York Review of Books

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Category: China

From www.nybooks.com

What is it, today, that the people at the top in China want to achieve by stimulating and advertising anti-Japan sentiment? They do not say, of course, so the world must guess, but in broad outline the guessing isn’t very hard.

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The Enduring Legacy of China′s Great Famine - NYTimes.com

Saturday, September 15, 2012
Category: China

From rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com

What happens when death and violence on an appalling scale are covered up, as they were in China’s Great Leap Forward, which ended 50 years ago this year but is still a taboo topic in China? The consequences of the famine and political violence of Mao Zedong’s push for full agricultural collectivization and breakneck industrialization live on in the psyches of Chinese people today, according to Zhou Xun, the author of a new book, “The Great Famine in China, 1958-1962.

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