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· July, 2008

Stories about Chinese from July, 2008

China: All shook up by the torch relay

It's a double-edged Olympic torch. Veteran sports journalist Guan Jun shares a short sketch on his Beijing Olympics blog of how disruptive preparations for the torch relay proved to be...

Formoz Festival 2008: Don't wanna say goodbye

Here is wikipedia's explanation of the annual Formoz Festival: The annual Formoz Festival, Spring Scream, and Gung-liao Ho-hai-yan Rock Festival are representative gatherings within Taiwan's indie scene. Of these, Formoz...

China: Demonstration Area

Hu yong hopes that the three demonstration areas set up during the Olympics would continue to exist after the international event.

China: Naked Beach Proposal

Li Yinhe comments on the naked beach proposal in Zhuhai. Oppositional views said that naked beach is immoral and at odd with Chinese culture. The blogger also feels that the...

Hong Kong: Pan Democrats’ Internal Battle

Wongonyin predicts that the coming legislative council election would become an internal battle within pan democratic clan.

China: Xinhua PS News Photo

Donews looked into a Xinhua photo in which you can see a twins and the sudden change of floor texture as a result of PS editing.

China: Buying Up All Lawyers

Liu Xiaoyuan highlights and comments on a local report about a district government from Tongliao city in inner Mongolia's suppression of civic right movement by hiring all lawyers in the...

China: Olympic Lie

Zhaomu comments on a recent report claiming that Bill Gate will spend 100 millions to rent a high rise courtyard of one year in Beijing in order to have the...

China: 1950s Starvation

1Bao posted several exclusive pieces on the nationwide starvation during the 1950s (Great Leap Forward).

China: Unheard of ‘Turkestan Islamic Party’ claims recent bombings

Do not confuse the unknown Turkestan Islamic Party with the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, writes the New Dominion blogger in their detailed post today on the news today of a...

Taiwan: Bloggers Discuss Marketing Post

Taiwan blogosphere recently resumed the hot discussion about bloggers' advertising / marketing post -- but the topic goes hotter this time.

China: Can a cop-killer be a hero?

Actually, the majority opinion in the story of Beijing resident Yang Jia who recently rushed into a police building in Shanghai and stabbed and killed six police officers, wounding several...

China: Olympic blog shutdown continues

One of China's oldest blog service providers, Sohoxiaobao, has been kept shut down for a week already and looks to stay that way until the Beijing Olympics wrap up in...

China: Police Olympics guide to stopping “illegal news coverage”

How many times has the BOCOG promised that foreign reporters will be given full reign to interview and report during the Olympics Games? Davesgonechina at Mutant Palm looks at the...

China: More on the Olympic ‘sealing’ of internet data centers

Following up on the massive IDC server room lockdown, veteran Shanghai blogger Wang Jianshuo has also posted on the new Olympic regulation. For a better idea of how it felt...

China: Fuwatron Toy

We've seen vampire Fuwas, life-size Fuwa robots, Fuwa-inspired soft porn, grannies dressed like Fuwas, even a supposed Fuwa curse and, now, a ripoff of the Transformers franchise. h/t @bokane. update:...

China: Olympic heads

Tianya user akcadia1618 has posted a series of photos of different Olympics-inspired hairdos people have taken to. Responses below the post are…mixed.

China: Bus-bomb attack creates panic and indignation

The bus-bomb attack on 17 shocked not only the city but also China, that people suddenly feel how close terrorism is. The attack is characterized by that it is against...

China: Beijing 2008 Olympics WordPress theme

For all you Thai-reading sports fan blogheads out there, do check out the 2008 Olympics WordPress theme. The cruel irony being, of course, that WordPress has been blocked in China...

China: No “Go China!” banners at the Olympics

Those attending the Olympics this year will be subject to the standard rules: no outside food or drinks, no sporting of commercial logos of any kind…but among all those is...

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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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