Monthly Archives: May 2011

Chengdu’s new anti-police force: beautiful women

China’s Chengguan (城管), or city administive police are notorious for their violent treatment of unregistered street vendors. But it seems they may have finally met their match. According to a report in Guangzhou’s Southern Metropolis Daily, a group of Chengguan … Continue reading

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Hidden Beijings 2: Factory Boss

The April 25 clothing factory fire in Jiugong, in the south of Beijing, made the New York Times, but there wasn’t much sense of the people behind the clothing industry. Last Week, Southern Weekly ran a profile of a former … Continue reading

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Two Hidden Beijings

New census figures show that migrants make up a third of Beijing’s population, but it’s still rare to see an in-depth investigation into the lives of the city’s different migrant communities. Two features in two Chinese magazines published last week … Continue reading

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Booze and vegetables in an Audi A8

Southern Weekend has two reports on the healthy and not-so-healthy consumption habits of Chinese politicians. The first exposes a secret vegetable farm in Beijng’s Northeastern Shunyi district, which has supplied organic produce to Beijing’s customs department for more than 10 … Continue reading

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