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· July, 2009

Stories about Chinese from July, 2009

29 July 2009

Taiwan: Racist cartoon causes controversy

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs published a booklet featuring two cartoon characters to inform the public about the proposed free trade agreement between Taiwan and China, commonly referred to as...

28 July 2009

China: One-Child Policy Heading for a Revision

According to Time magazine, the one-child policy, a cornerstone of contemporary China, will be changed when word got out late last week that Shanghai was encouraging couples to have additional...

27 July 2009

China: Missing iPhone pressured mainland worker to suicide

Sun Dangyang, 25, was born in a small village. He earned his college degree in Harbin University and was then employed by Foxconn, a Taiwanese company and one of Apple’s...

26 July 2009

China: Suspension of Electroshock for “Net Addiction”

The Chinese Ministry of Health recently announced that electroshock treatment for "internet addiction" should be suspended. The controversial electroshock therapies have recently been used by some Chinese clinics to cure...

20 July 2009

China: Tweeting a detention experience

Yesterday, Guangzhou blogger Beifeng went hiking with a number of friends in Baiyun mountain. Some of them were wearing a t-shirt that carry a slogan from Xinhua Daily in1946 that...

19 July 2009

China: Rio Tinto's trouble – commerical bribery or espionage?

According to China Daily, the official newspaper in China, Rio Tinto has virtually bribed the entire management of the steel industry in the country. More than a week ago, four...

17 July 2009

China: When a gang rape scandal turns into state secrets…

Yesterday (July 16) in early morning, twitterer amoiist sent out a mobile message to twitter saying: “I have been arrested by Mawei police, SOS.” And the second message is: “Pls...

15 July 2009

Taiwan: Who Cares About Neihu Line? Not Ex-Mayor Ma

China: Netizens starving, no more rice talk!

Since July 8, the Chinese rival of Twitter, Fanfou has been suspended. Up till now, Fanfou's founder Wang Xing has only clarified that the website's “maintenance” has nothing to do...

10 July 2009

China: Government order to filter search results: July 8, 2009

China: Call for tough response and resent of biased media

With the presence of thousands of armed police, Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang province, has largely restored order and people are returning to their normal life. The violence that has...

8 July 2009

China and North Korea: Kim is like Chairman Mao?

On 4 July, the United States’ National Day, North Korea has launched seven missiles tests again and some of them were medium-range rockets that pose threat to Japan and South...

6 July 2009

China: Urumqi mass incident and beyond

According to Xinhua latest report (July 6), the violence in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, has led to at least 140 people dead and 828 injured....

5 July 2009

Taiwan: Dell, Caught in the Web

On the late night of June 25, Dell, the brand that sells customized PCs, suddenly became the hottest word on Taiwan's Twitterverse, Plurksphere, and BBS, because all products listed on...

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