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· May, 2009

Stories about Chinese from May, 2009

Hong Kong: SC group censored June 4th special feature

Daisy, an editor from Esquire, a lifestyle magazine under South China media group in Hong Kong, disclosed in her blog that the top management banned the publication of 15 pages...

China: A turmoil triggered by T-shirt

Lawyer Liu Shihui's T-shirt, on which a quote is printed, seems to have the power to attract police and disturb the social order. Below is a partial translation of Liu's...

Taiwan: LiveCast and music for saving rural livelihood

Citizen journalists, activists and artists use different forms of media - LiveCast, written reports and musics- to save rural livelihood and Taiwan's agriculture from destructive government rural policies.

China: The democracy movement since 1989

During the last mother's Day weekend on May 10th, a number of intellectuals in Beijing organized a seminar discussing 20 years of the democracy movement in China. This is a...

Hong Kong: Donald Tsang, please die!

Last week, the public was outraged by the Chief Executive Donald Tsang‘s remark on June 4 Incident in the Legislative Council's policy address in May 13. When asked about his...

China: Netizens stand with the waitress who killed an official

Deng Yujiao, a waitress in Hubei Province stabbed an official to death and injured another in resisting their sexual advances. Comments on the internet showed no sympathy with the dead...

China: Gay wife

Li Yinhe blogs about the situation of the wife of homosexual male in China [zh]. There are around 20 million homosexual male in China and 80% are married.

China: Car racing incident

On 7 of May, around 20:05, a 25 year-old young man Tan Zhuo (譚卓 see thumb nail photo) was hit and killed by a racing car when he was walking...

Taiwan: Labors protested against unemployment on Labor Day

Chaotang took some photos on Labor Day showing the protest against unemployment. David had an article describing why the labors gathered.

China: Isaac Mao #twinterviews Hu Yong

Thursday afternoon in China, well-known netizen Isaac Mao began interviewing Chinese Internet researcher Hu Yong on Twitter; here is what they twalked about.

China: Ninety minutes with Mo Yan

The Sinoafficionado blogger has posted his write-up of a talk well-known Chinese author Mo Yan gave in Beijing in March, ‘Ninety Minutes with Mo Yan’.

China: The fear implied in a real-name internet

In China, the internet has become an important platform for citizens’ participation in policy making and criticism of officials. The freedom of the internet is largely guaranteed by the anonymity...

China: Pharmaceutical company PSA

Chris Waugh at bezdomny ex patria has translated an advertorial from a company boasting “capacity for large-scale production of swine flu vaccine”. Vaccine confidence, Waugh wonders, or over-confidence?

China: He saw no conscience, no sympathy.

Professor Xu blogs down his experience with a few petitioners at a hospital. The indifferent doctors refusing to take care of the petitioners and the security guards striving to expel...

China: Quarantining all Mexicans

If the virus spreads to our country, will Western politicians come help us then? Pay them no attention. Putting a temporary halt to flights was the correct thing to do....

About our Chinese coverage

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


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