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· November, 2007

Stories about Chinese from November, 2007

China: Fake Confession on Fake Tiger

Joel Martinsen from Danwei summarizes the official responses to the fake tiger issue and netizens’ spoofing of the responses.

China: Relation Between Doctor and Patient

Zengying points out (zh) that the relation between Medical practitioner and patient is very tense in China. A major reason is the marketization of medical care, which turns the relation...

China: Editor's House Raided by Police

According to Zhen Jin-yan, the Shanghai police searched Zhai Minglei's (Chief Editor of Minjian) home yesterday and confiscated 41 copies of Minjian and his computer's hard disk under the charge...

China: Visiting AIDS’ Village

Today (Nov 30), the Premier of the State Council Wen Jia-bao visits the AIDS village in Hunan, his last visit was three years ago. AIDS activist Hu Jia pointed out...

Hong Kong: Inspired by Nude Photos?

Recently the Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang visited Beijing “798 Art District” and saw the exhibition of huge nude photos. He said he was inspired and had more expectation...

China: Labour Protest

Hunan BBS has a citizen report on a labour protest in Dongguan. Photos show that there are thousands of workers gathering outside the electronic factory demanding an increase of salary...

Taiwan: Any Blind Spot in Blogsphere?–Blogblind

An experimental website was born in Taiwan in Nov 20, 2007: ‘Blogblind‘ (It was closed in two days). The main concept is digging (as in Digg) blogs that people do...

China: New Idiom

Doublleaf suggests a new idiom “Zheng Long Pai Hu” (zh). Its literal meaning is Zheng Long taking the tiger photo and its extended meaning is someone doing forgery for interest...

China: Taxing Post-graduate Student

Pbzhai writes a story he heard from his university [zh]. A post-graduate student wrote to the Nanjing city mayor and asked why the post-graduate students had to be taxed even...

Hong Kong: Animal Reproduction Right?

The Hong Kong government recently introduced a new regulation which requires animal breeders to have proper license. Some breeders protested that animal should have reproduction right and the license is...

China: Digg Model Won't Work?

Gomain points out that Chinese internet user is more keen on comment rather than voting for a post and the digg model hasn't been very popular so far[zh].

China: “Red Foreigner” Sings Red Songs Naked

An American blogger who names himself Honglaowai (red foreigner) has revived the Chinese red songs, a serious political music in China ,and extensively posted his music videos on YouTube, Youku...

China: Website Income

Mi Xiaobin blogs a local survey on the income distribution of virtual community websites in China (zh): 38.2% is non-profitable, 24.4% has less than RMB1000 (US120) income per month, 11%...

Hong Kong: Debate Or Fist Fight

Diumanpark feels that the weekend Legislative Council by-election debate is more like a street fist fight (zh).

China: Our man in Australia?

Chinese president Hu Jintao likes Australia's new Prime Minister, who served as a diplomat to China in the 80s, so much that he invited Kevin Rudd and his family to...

China: New York Charging Bull hits public

Critiques on Chinese tourists’ vulgar behaviors and ignorance of public rules on foreign land have been all-too-familiar. But this time, the Charging Bull sculpture in Wall-street aroused netizens’ different voices.

China: Recently, Can You Afford Meat?

The Chinese National Bureau of Statistics reported that China's October inflation rate had reached 6.5 percent which was the highest during the last 10 years. Although the government described the...

China: Golf Culture in University

Xueyong criticizes the golf culture in China university (zh). The blogger notices that for other countries, students enjoy sports that stresses physical competition, such as footballs and basketball, while golf...

Japan: 5 Foreigners Kicked Out

James from Japan Probe has an update on the finger-printing immigration policy in Japan.

China: Schoolmate Webites

Lui Ren blogs about his experience in a local SNS website called xiaonei.com. There are so far 2000 universities registered in the website. The blogger notices that there are 22,595...

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


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