Stories about Chinese from October, 2007
Hong Kong: City of Sorrow
Yesterday the Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung visited Tin Shui Wai, a new town with the highest frequency of family tragedy. Erynnyes criticized Cheung did not give any hope(zh) for the new town as the government did not provide any solution to the structural problem in the...
China and Hong Kong: External Power's Video on Olympic
Moluiology links to a youtube cartoon on China and Olympic. The blogger said (zh): it is pretty clear that the video reflects foreigners’ impression on China. Of course it is a bit exaggerating, but history did happen (footnote: some still deny such history)…
China and Hong Kong: Netizens Criticize Arrogant CCTV Reporter
A CCTV reporter, Zhou Tao, had the company van scratched in a minor car accident in the Hong Kong airport. He called the police and the investigation took 4 hours. He then wrote a blog post (zh) to criticize Hong Kong police for being slow and ineffective; he claimed that...
China: Reconstruction of Yuan Ming Yuan
Wei yingjie from my1510 opposes the reconstruction of Yuan Ming Yuan, a royal garden built in Ching Dynasty and burned down by French and British colonial army in 1860. The blogger pointed out that the reconstruction of the ruin would kill its historical significance (zh).
China and Hong Kong: Translation Politics
Many bloggers in Hong Kong pointed out that the criticism against Martin Lee's article in Wall street is a result of translation. An example given by erynnyes from Those were the days, is the translation of “press for” to “give pressure to” (zh). The blogger also points out that China...
China and Japan: Japanese AV in Rural China
Japan AV girl, Nonami Takizawa, came to rural China for shooting adult video. The promotion clip is up at Todu, and netizens from China reacted strongly to the “pollution” bought by Japanese to China. Hegelchong comments that the criticisms are nationalistic and have very strange imagination of rural China (zh)....
China: Culture and Salary Standard
Xueyong argues that the extremely low salary standard in China is a result of the degrading morality (zh). The planned economy has cultivated a de-personalized morality that lacks basic sympathy on other individuals.
China: Rules of Olympic engagement
Leading Hong Kong Democrat Martin Lee calls for increased dialogue on China's human rights record as the Olympics approach and gets labeled a traitor, quite possibly due mainly to a mistranslation which some are saying is too large to have been an accident.
China: Tiger! Tiger?
Zhou Zhenglong, a villager in Shaanxi shot pictures of a wild South China tiger, but its veracity was soon put under questions by netizens. As the government and experts joined in, the incident reached its climax, especially when both sides of this debate （fake or not）bet their heads. It evolved from a scientific issue to a “bloody farce of gambling of heads”, so called.
China: Official excess met with humor, scorn, death threats
Bloggers for some reason kept mostly or dead quiet about the 17th Party Congress while it was being held during the third week of this month, and now that it's over, blog posts on the subject are being deleted even before they get published [zh]. A chance for bloggers to...
China: Reporting Moon Orbiter
Rose Lu from my1510 compares the various arrangement for reporting on China space travel (zh). Yesterday, most of the reporters managed to witness the Chang'e-1, the first China's moon orbiter, blasting out to the space, even though they have to enter the Xichang Satellite Launch Center as tourists.
China: Same Life Same Price
In China, if a rural peasant got killed in a traffic accident, the compensation is likely to be much lower than those with a urban household registration. Recently, Liu Xiaoyuan won a case in Beijing for a “same life same price” compensation of a car accident which killed a rural...
China: Heavy schooling fees and migrant workers
Yuan Guiren, Chinese Vice Education Minister, emphasized the equal education rights for the migrant workers’ children at the CPC press conference last Saturday. However, the tough reality makes some migrant parents worried if they can find an adequate school for their children next term.
Hong Kong: University Master Plan
The Chinese University Student Union has launhed a signature campaign against the university's undemocratic practice in Master Plan process (zh). The students demanded the university to include representatives of stake holders in the master plan steering committee and disclose all information in relation to the campus planning. HK-x-force, a student...
Taiwan and Burma: Burmese Chinese in Taiwan
Coolloud has an interview with a Burmese Chinese, Yeung Yong Zhou. In the past, his family considered Taiwan as their mother country; however, when he started his study in Taiwan, he felt bitter about the debate on the definition of “Taiwanese”. Now that he has got the right of abode...
China: Search Engine DNS Hijack
The issue about Baidu hijacking Google traffic remained a mystery. Although internet media Sohu has denied the accusation, they didn't provide an explanation to the redirection of traffic from western search engine to Baidu on Oct 18. William Long pointed out that rumour couldn't be stopped without explaination (zh).
Li Yinhe compares the difference between Chinese and westerner's attitude toward education (zh). For westerner, education is to learn something, while for Chinese, education is the only path towards success.
China: Cop catches suspect using Google Earth
When border cops couldn't find one suspected human smuggler, blogs GSeeker's Ken Wong, they went knocking on the door of one local police officer who uses Google Earth to keep tabs on all local villagers.
China: Should I Shut Up?
Liu Xiao-yuan wondered if he should shut up (zh) in his Sinablog after Sina has deleted 4 of his posts including 1. an article on the clapping culture of 17th Party Congress (via sohu); 2. an article on the pace of political reform (via sohu); 3. Sina's crazy delete policy;...
Taiwan: 2007 Taiwan Pride Parade
On October 13th, the fifth Taiwan Pride Parade took place in the eastern district of Taipei. Close to fifteen thousand people joined in this activity. The theme this year is “Rainbow Power.” Participants are divided into seven groups, wearing and holding seven different colors to form a huge rainbow on...
Taiwan: “Lust, Cautioin” and Debate on Patriotic traitor
As Ethan Hunt said in her blog (zh), Ang Lee's Lust, Caution aroused a debate on re-appraisal of the “patriotic traitors” during the anti-Japanese war (1937-1945) in Taiwan. The blogger has scanned a debate between two Taiwan scholars Lung Ying Tai and Wang Yongzu in her blog. Lung rereads the...