Listener Hannah Cameron sends us this dispatch from Shanghai, China."I really believe there is something to be learnt from the way they use public space here. Every single space is utilized. I cycle to work everyday to watch everyone getting haircuts, drying their washing, selling vegetables out of their front window.. all on the street. As a woman, I can walk on my own down a dark alleyway at night and know I’m safe. Because there are people everywhere, families, friends, eating drinking… all outside their homes.”
Police clash with protesters over the removal of a cross from a Wenzhou church. Tibetans are giving up their weapons. Chinese app developers are now required to have real-name registration. This and more, today at China Digital Times.
Photo of the Day: Nanpu Bridge by Ge Li (taken in Shanghai)
A blogger is given 6.5 years in prison for “fabricating and spreading online rumors for economic gain.” A giant yellow toad disappears from the Chinese Internet. This and more, today at China Digital Times.
Photo of the Day: Kite by leniners (taken on the Bund, Shanghai)
Another food safety scandal erupts in China as Dragon TV reveals that Husi, the Shanghai-based meat supplier to McDonald’s, KFC, and Pizza Hut, has been changing the labels on expired meat. This news and more, today at China Digital Times.
Photo of the Day: Rattan arts by See-ming Lee (taken in Sanya, Hainan)
Get Involved in the Eighth Worldwide InstaMeet This Weekend
This weekend (January 11-12), we’re challenging Instagrammers across the globe to participate in the eighth Worldwide InstaMeet! On Saturday or Sunday, find an InstaMeet near you by going to meetup.com/instagram or arrange a location and time to meet up with some Instagram friends. Shoot photos and videos together and share them on Instagram with a unique hashtag.
If you need some tips about how to get involved and spread the word of your local meetup, here are some helpful links:
Will you be at an InstaMeet in China? Tag your photos #cdtimes to see them on China Digital Times’ Instagram and Tumblr!