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· August, 2008

Stories about Chinese from August, 2008

China: gold medals=a great power in sports?

51 gold medals, a comment of "truly exceptional" from IOC, and spectacular images left to the world, China held a real party of sports in 16-day Olympics. But does this...

China: The Cost of a Gold Medal

Zhaomu re-posted a forum article which calculated the cost of a gold medal exemplified by the Olympic shooting team. It is estimated that a gold medal costs between RMB30 –...

China: Olympic Medals Shape

A graphic representation of the distribution of medals shows that China has big tits. The picture was created by Form One high school boy at bbs.163.com.

China: Iphone Girl

Dedric Lam from Shanghaiist reports on how the Iphone Girl story has been traveled back to China. Local netizens have created a website for her, iphonegirl.cn, and urged netizens not...

China: Cop Killer's Case

The Shanghai Cop killer's or Yang Jia case was on court on yesterday (26 of Aug). Both Shanghai citizens and reporters were not allowed to attend the trial as all...

Taiwan: Where do eggs come from?

Mong compared ordinary chicken farm with special chicken farm with a humane environment. The blogger urged consumers to buy eggs with humane label.

China: Photos from inside Tibetan Skynet control room

Famed she is, though definitely not for her blogging, which is too bad, because there's no doubt that a lot of people would be interested to see the control-room photos...

China: Cop-killer online hero case goes on trial

Yang Jia's case goes to trial today, after having been postponed for the Olympics. Previously he had been harmonized after having been heroized by many online for walking into a...

China: My Peasant Dad Watches The Olympics

ESWN translated an article by Li Punman at my1510 about an older generation peasant's view on the Beijing Olympics. Nationalism is still a pervasive frame.

China: Hacking Tsinghua University Website

The Beijing Tsinghua university website was hacked on 24 of Aug. The hacker wrote a fake interview in the website in which the university president said the university system is...

Hong Kong: FM Theatre Power vs. Netizens

ESWN translated a citizen report from inmediahk.net on a civic action mobilized by netizens against a theatre group.

China: Weather Intervention

During the Olympics, the Beijing government created artificial rain to secure good weather for the opening and closing ceremonies. Lui Li said that if the government had plan to intervene...

China: Olympic Regrets

Chen XueLei reflected upon his Olympic experience since 7 years ago when Beijing applied for the hosting city. Now that the Beijing Olympics has obtained great success on stage, the...

China: Where's the Fuwa?

Tomorrow yellow flowers from Pandemonium posted some photos of Funwa after the Olympics.

China: Brain Damaged Netizen Syndrome

WangXiaofeng listed out 13 symptoms for indicating whether a netizen is suffered from brain damage. The symptoms include a compulsion to read and comment posts even they don't really understand...

Taiwan: Hopes in democracy in the midst of corruption scandal

In the last two weeks, the Taiwan mainstream media has been occupied with the corruption scandal of the former president, Chen Shiu-Bian. According to the news report, a Swiss bank...

China: Re-education through labor sentence for two elderly protesters

The closing ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics draws near, and while Chinese media are unable to report on scandals such as this that have dominated foreign media headlines,...

China: Protesters’ Trap

Two 80 years old protesters was sent to labour education camp as they insisted to demonstrate in the Olympic protest area. Zhongoutese was very angry and said that the Olympic...

China: Victims of Sport

Xueyong traced the fate of two sportswomen, Guo ping and Zhou Chun-Lai, both were medal carriers and suffered from hardship after their retirement in early age. According to statistic, 40%...

China: Only Gold Medal Matters?

Luqiu Luwei from my1510 criticizes the Chinese mainstream media for giving too much attention to the gold medal winners as if other medal winners or participants haven't been performing good...

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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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