China protest

The Chinese government announced on Friday new laws which will require every internet user in China to register with service providers using their full name.

China already expends a great deal of effort restricting what its citizens can and cannot see while browsing online, but despite blocks on foreign websites and close monitoring of online activity, many websites, and in particular social media sites, have posed challenges to the authorities. Read more

Clad in a blue plaid shirt and speaking with a rural accent, Miao Cuihua trips over her words as she demands unpaid wages, her “blood and sweat money” for toiling on a construction project.

Miao is certainly not the first migrant worker in China to complain about unpaid wages, but her act of protest has probably been seen by more of her fellow citizens than any other salary dispute in history. Read more