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· June, 2009

Stories about Chinese from June, 2009

China: More Green Dam documents

Rebecca MacKinnon from Rconversation shared with her readers two Chinese government official documents on Green Dam technical requirement and testing.

Japan: Chinese Translation of 2channel

Takeshi Yamaya links to 2ch Kan Riben (2ch看日本), a blog that posts Chinese translations of interesting threads from the Japanese Internet forum 2channel. He appreciates the thoughtful observations made by...

China's youngest mayor questioned

An interesting battle over the youngest mayor in China is going on the internet. Netizens tried their best to find out evidence of illegitimacy of the mayor's rocketing promotion but...

Taiwan: Burning of the Plague God Boat

Burning of Plague God Boat is a local religious ritual in many parts of Taiwan. Instead of showing you a grand event, photo blogger, YangPhoto, takes us to one of...

China: More corpses found in Shishou hotel; disputes continue.

The death of a chef triggered a mass protest that finally brought over ten thousand armed police into the town for crackdown. The dead’s families along with thousands of people...

China: July 1 Operation: Jump the Great Fire Wall

Wenyunchao called for a joint operation to demonstrate against the Green Dam on July 1 via twitter: Operation July 1: Oppose Green Dam, unite and jump the Great FireWall (translated...

Metropolis TV and Hivos: Independent People Videos

Metropolis TV is a Hivos and VPRO TV project based in the Netherlands, which brings together film-makers and civil video journalists from all over the world to record and transmit...

CCTV's propaganda campaign against Google.cn

On June 18th, China Internet Illegal Information Reporting Centre (CIIRC) published a report in its frontage condemning Google.cn for spreading obscene contents. The report, titled as “Strongly condem google for...

Macau: An unpopular Chief Executive coming to town

Yesterday Fernando Chui Sai On, Macau's former secretary for social and cultural affairs, announced that he had obtained 286 nominations from the territory's 300-member election committee which implies that he...

China: Conversation with AMARC

Doubleaf explains how Chinese rural residents acquire and disseminate information during the past 20 years in his conversation with the Chair of AMARC, Steve Buckley.

Taiwan: Japan meeting highlights China threat

An exchange between Hsiao Bi-Khim (蕭美琴),the DPP's director of international affairs, and Wu Shumin (武樹民), the Chinese Consulate-General in Fukuoka, at a meeting in Fukuoka, Japan highlighted the tensions that...

China: A leaking dam?

Chinese information activists have been testing and collecting information about the government sponsored filter software, “Green Dam Youth Escort” via blog posts, twitter (search #greendam) and collaborative platforms since the...

Hong Kong: Say No to CCTVB

On 4th of June, there were more than 150,000 Hong Kong citizens gathered in and around the Victoria Park to commemorate the 20 anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen massacre. The...

China: Shanghai pride festival

Shanghai LGBT community will organize a Pride festival week from June 7 to June 14. A website has been set up for the event.

Taiwan: Report on cross-strait security

That's Impossible! analyses a 2005 report by a Chinese researcher. He suggests that the report contains clues about what a possible peace agreement between China and Taiwan might contain.

Chinese people's reaction to North Korea missile test

While the international society is working hard to maintain the security and peace on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea has conducted the second nuclear test on 25 May and launched...

Taiwan: Restaurant bans Chinese traitors

Michael Turton translated an article from the Liberty Times (自由時報) about a restaurant in Kaohsiung that refuses to serve “Chinese and Taiwanese Traitors”. The article attracted many comments from people...

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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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