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globalvoices:

"If the protesters in Hong Kong achieve a victory, we will have democracy everywhere in mainland China."

With an Eye on China’s Future, Mainlanders Brave Arrest to Support Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

globalvoices:

Soon after news of clashes spread on social media, many people rushed to the scene at midnight to join the student protest. 

Hundreds of riot police used pepper spray and batons to disperse peaceful student protesters at Hong Kong’s Civic Square earlier today, September 27. Roughly 75 protesters have been arrested.

Violent Clashes Between Hong Kong Police and Peaceful Student Protesters

globalvoices:

Political cartoonist @badiucao’s latest work is to commemorate the 25 anniversary of June 4 Incident – “If we are to set up tombs for victims of June 4, let the tomb stones cover the whole square”, the cartoonist explained his work in Twitter.

Political Cartoon – Tombs in Beijing Tiananmen Square

pritheworld:

At a Beijing theme restaurant called ‘Red Classic’, you can re-live the Cultural Revolution every week. This statue greets visitors to the themed restaurant.

pritheworld:

Wang Yufang and her grandson, Gu Hangyu, at her home on Chongming Island, near Shanghai. Gu says when he has a family, he’d like his son or daughter to speak his native Chongming dialect. Many young Chinese do not speak their grandparents’ dialects.

pritheworld:

Matthew Bell reports from China this week. Here are some of his photos from the ground, via his Instagram feed.

pritheworld:

The World’s Matthew Bell demonstrates how to properly wear a respiratory mask for protection against low air quality in Beijing.

pritheworld:

A new study released Thursday by the Walk Free Foundation attempts to measure modern slavery. The above infographic looks at the grim reality of modern slavery through a numerical lens.