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by Sun Jiahui "Female virtue schools” have been known to make headlines in China’s media. In the name of spreading Chinese traditional culture, they promoted “virtues” like “never quarrel with your husband”, “be submissive” and “don’t get divorced”. Outrage erupted as soon as these principles were exposed, because for any Chinese individual, these codes sound very familiar. They were exactly the...
Unnamed child kills himself by drinking pesticide on Lunar New Year’s eve ‘after years of misery’ because of neglect and abuse at hands of migrant worker father By Josh Ye The suicide of one of China’s 61 million so-called “left-behind” rural children on Lunar New Year’s eve has sparked heated social media debate and calls that they be given more support from...
By Hou Liqiang Despite making a massive contribution to China's economy, delivery workers still endure long hours, low wages and poor job security. Hou Liqiang reports. Wrapped warmly in leather leg chaps, gloves and a Russian hat with ear flaps, Yang Lei appeared well-equipped to survive the winter as a delivery courier in Beijing. He works seven days a week, but his...
By Tim Ferguson,  FORBES STAFF Last week I spoke to a Chinese business delegation visiting at Forbes. These were mostly genuine entrepreneurs, not the state-favored moguls we often read about. However, a few in the  group had made one of our lists, either individually or by their companies, so of course we had a spirited exchange about those rankings...
Joseph Lemien: Studied at Kalamazoo College, Speak Chinese, and live in China. My impression is this: regular Americans think that China is a communist state (sometimes the words facist or dictatorship are used) and that people in China all or mostly work in sweat shops and have very little freedom. Americans tend to believe that China is a negative influence...
Faith is the basis of morality and merit. It is the first condition of being in the Great Way, and because of faith, a believer shall seek the truth and take actions based on his understanding. The search for the truth constitutes the whole process of human civilization, and this starts with faith. The one-dollar note of the US currency...
By Tom Phillips On day one of his detention Xie Yang claims he was shackled to a metal chair and ordered to explain why he had joined an illegal anti-Communist party network. On day two he was moved to a secret prison and informed: “Your only right is to obey.” Finally, on day three, the violence began. “We’ll torture you to death just...
By China correspondent Matthew Carney Around 61 million children are left behind in China's rural villages and towns while their parents work in the big cities. Li Yikui is a 13-year-old boy who radiates warmth and friendliness. But inside he is hurting. "I love to be with my classmates, so that I don't feel lonely," he said. Yikui has not seen his father...

The Moral Icon Lei Feng

Léi Fēng (18 December 1940  – 15 August 1962) was a soldier of the Chinese army in Communist legend. After his death, Lei was characterized as a selfless and modest person devoted to the Communist Party, Mao Zedong, and the people of China. In 1963, he became the subject of a nationwide posthumous propaganda campaign, "Follow the examples of...
Confucian ethics are described as humanistic. This ethical philosophy can be practiced by all the members of a society. 

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