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· August, 2007

Stories about Chinese from August, 2007

China: Exploitation in Summer Holiday

Tan Weishan reported the exploitation of student workers by a shoe factory in Dongguan. More than a hundred secondary school kids spent their summer holiday working 12 hours a day...

Hong Kong: An Old Man Wishing To Live In Jail

Luqui Luwei commented on a recent news about an 78 years old man who committed a minor crime in order to go to the jail so that he could at...

China: Websites Forced To Close By Police

Vapano from a data company D2EX reported that many Internet Data Centers have received notices from Gong-an (Police department) which forced them to close down thousands of websites. To prevent...

China: Barcamp 2007

Riku from China blogger network reminded the readers that Barcamp 2007 (zh) will be taking place in Shanghai (Sept 8) and Beijing soon (Sept 2). It is an opportunities for...

China: Temporary Reporter System

Because of the Fake Baozhi news, many mainstream media in China have fired temporary staffs. CCTV has fired up to 1,800 temporary workers, many are reporters. Zhao shilong has once...

China: Citizen Not People

Lao Tuzaizi said he is a “citizen” not “people” because the meaning of “people” is very confusing in China. All government bodies claim to be People's institutes, however, no individual...

China: Interest Rate and Pork Price

Recently, the interest rate and pork price in China has been rising rapidly, the former is to cool down the stock investment. It is rather obviously the tactic of increase...

China: Myth Disintegrated

Hu ge used to believe that People's Liberation Army had destroyed 12,000 planes from the enemy during the Korea War. However, a recent CCTV programme disclosed that the PLA had...

China: Self-disciplined bloggers

Keso commented on the recently passed “code of self-regulation of blog service”. More than a dozen of local blog service providers have signed the code which would demand real name...

China: Bringing blogging to the countryside

Three years ago this man shot to fame when he blogged a bloody murder that took place in broad daylight downtown Beijing and the botched police handling of the case....

Hong Kong: Nine-year-old Enters University

A nine-year old genus was accepted by the Baptist University of Hong Kong. Willsin thinks that it is ridiculous as the kid doesn't need to enter university to prove that...

China: Guidebook On Being A Mistress

Wang Xiaofeng is reading a book about “second wife” or mistress (zh). It discusses about the phenomena of “second wife” in China from an economic view point. The writer was...

Taiwan: The Gentrification of Shih-Da night market

Shih-Da night market is one of the most famous night markets in Taipei. (“Shih-Da”(師大) is the abbreviation of National Taiwan Normal University(國立台灣師範大學) in Chinese. The night market is right next...

China: Struggle Against Land Expropriation

Minjian has posted a very detailed report on the struggle against land expropriation in Zhejiang Lungchuen district in 2004 (zh). The report has very detailed description of the interest involved...

China: Web2.0 listing

Kuangfeng has posted a list of new Web2.0 websites in China (zh), which including: consumer maps, investors’ information nexus, friending, drawing and chatting tools, QA platform.

China: Newspapers Frontpage

Ah Q weekly posted 5 different local newspapers’ front page. Just look at the layout of covering stories, they are all the same! The blogger jokingly said that all the...

Hong Kong: Right to Sunshine

Ben ng criticized the design of Screen-style buildings in Hong Kong from the view point of right to Sunshine. In recent years, Taiwan and China have passed law to protect...

China: Olympic Stadium Designer Boycotts Opening

The Designer of Olympic Stadium (so called Bird nest), Ai Wei Wei, announced that he won't attend the Beijing Olympic Opening because the Olympic has turned into a political propaganda...

China: 172 Workers Disappeared in A Shandong Mine

Tan Wei Shan blogs some pictures from a disaster in Shandong, where 172 workers was disappeared in the flooded Mine (zh). The news was banned and he could not carry...

China: Cold Water Over the Hot Market

Recently Shenzhen's stock market’ value has reached RMB20,000 billions. Mr zhang pointed out that within 2 years, the market has increased 6 times and last year China's GDP was just...

About our Chinese coverage

Oi wan Lam is the North East Asia editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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