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· April, 2008

Stories about Chinese from April, 2008

Hong Kong: Shit, the Holy Torch is Coming to Town!

Mo bu yen from inmediahk.net wrote a citizen report about the government's preparation for the coming of Olympic torch – Shit, the Holy torch is coming to town [zh].

China: We Made the World Hate Us

Zhou kou dian ren from china week pointed out that the Chinese government has failed to improve its public image with the Olympic torch relay, on the contrary the Chinese...

Hong Kong and China: 5 Posters On Beijing Olympics

5 protest posters have been circulated via e-mails and twitter among friends. 1. Olympic workers; 2. Olympic silencing; 3. Olympics and June 4; 4. Olympic GFW; 5. Olympic erection.

China: RMB Exchange Rate

YuLizheng wrote a long piece [zh] on the implication of the rise in RMB exchange rate on China economy. The blogger stressed that the property bubble, inflation and rise in...

China and South Korea: Red Guards’ Gong Fu

Red Guard from tecn pointed out that the Olympic torch relay protest became an opportunity for Chinese to show off their Gong Fu. In the comment section, many commentators criticized...

China: I Want My Two Bucks

Hanhan commented on the lawsuit against CNN in New York and pointed out that the lawyer had never gotten approval letter from 1.3 billion Chinese to represent them in the...

China: Train Accident

Yesterday a train accident happened in Shandong which injured 416 and killed 70 people. Ting yun from my1510 pointed out that the investigation should be conducted by an independent team...

China: Carrefour Boycott Censored by GFW

Dupola reported that “Carrefour” becomes a “sensitive word” in GFW filter and Caodan reported that they got a notice to clear all discussion regarding Carrefour boycott [zh].

China and Tibet: Tibetan Wish

Woeser posted 5 short pieces written by Tibetans which expressed their suggestions and wishes for a better Tibet [zh].

Hong Kong: Shame

Danish artist Jens Galschiot has been denied for entering Hong Kong as he is planning to attend a peaceful demonstration during the Olympic Torch relay. Galschiot has made a sculpture...

China: Different Voices on the Upcoming Talk with Dalai Lama

The Xinhua news agency reported Friday that "In view of the requests repeatedly made by the Dalai side for resuming talks, the relevant department of the central government will have...

Macau: No More Casino?

The Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho claimed that the government would suspend the development of gambling industry. Lang qing felt that such claim was just political slogan as most of...

China: Biggest Carrefour in the World

Xueyong criticized the Carrefour boycott and pointed out that the rise of China is related to the growth of global retailing stores like Carrefour as most of their products are...

China: Hu Jia's Prosecution Document

Zeng Jinyan posted Hu Jia's prosecution document[zh] on her blog.

China: City Control Team

Ceng ying commented that the city control team acted like an anti-government propaganda team when they rid the street vendors out of the city [zh].

China: Tibetan Intellectuals Arrested

Woeser blogs the background of 6 Tibetan intellectuals who were arrested in Qing Hai in March 31 and April 1[zh]. They are teacher, singers, artist and writer.

China: CNN, Media and Market

Yang Hengjun wrote a very elaborated article on the CNN bias in reporting about Middle East and China. A crucial factor is the patriotic sentiment after 911 which reshaped the...

China: Anti-CNN Virtual Demonstration

Some netizens in China have organized a virtual demonstration against western media and in support of the Beijing Olympics at the Second City (a virtual game). via Anti-CNN.

Taiwan: What is the dream we have in the Olympic Game?

Before an ancient Olympic Game, ancient Greek people ignited a torch before Temple of Olympian Zeus.[...] The torch holder would run and shout, 'stop wars to join the Olympics!' Where...

China: Netizens defend Zimbabwe arms sales

As China's latest shipment of weapons and ammunition sits stranded off the coast of southeastern Africa and president Mugabe of landlocked Zimbabwe digs in against accusations of a fixed election,...

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