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· January, 2010

Stories about Chinese from January, 2010

28 January 2010

China: Threatened by American Internet censorship

Reactions from Chinese programmers to SourceForge.net's decision to follow American law and block users from several countries include suggestions for how to work around American censorship of the global Internet.

25 January 2010

China: No more dirty joke via SMS

According to last week's Xinhuanet report, Mobile China Shanghai branch will start suspending a mobile phone's SMS function if they find the number distribute “vulgar”, “pornographic” and other illegal contents(Details...

China’s Orwellian Future

John Chan (陳冠中), an author from Hong Kong who is currently living in Beijing, has written a novel entitled The Fat Years: China, 2013 (盛世 – 中國, 2013). The story...

24 January 2010

China: How does the young generation view Confucius

A rumor circulated on the web that all the 2D versions of Avatar have been pulled out of the Chinese cinemas to make way for the domestic movie Confucius. Despite...

23 January 2010

China:Google's announcement to clarify rumors brings in more speculations

The latest announcement by Google.cn is that all the rumors about their quit is just rumors. However, more speculations came in, questioning whether Google's move is to cover up its...

20 January 2010

China: Another Cell Phone Registration System in the Works

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has announced a plan to enforce a “real-name” registration system for mobile phone users. The announcement comes four years after the Ministry of...

19 January 2010

China: More Violence Over Salary Dispute

A migrant worker from Hebei was stabbed Jan. 9, resulting in the loss of a kidney, after requesting withheld salary from a subcontractor in Beijing, reports the Yangcheng Evening News.  The incident has been...

China: Twitter survey on a Google departure

As Chinese Internet users wait for Google's decision regarding the future of its operations in China, one netizen has begun surveying peers for their views on what Google should do...

13 January 2010

China: Google's possible exile leads to cyber protests; Netizens on move

Do no evil, Google says. But the irony is that it did help the Chinese government block sensitive information from the Chinese internet users, which is necessary for it to...

Taiwan: How the Puyuma people started Year 2010

The Puyuma tribe is one of the indigenous groups in Taitung County along Taiwan’s East Coast. The Nanwang Village, the leading village of this tribe, holds the Monkey Ceremony and...

12 January 2010

China: Iranian Cyber Army aims at Chinese critics, misses target entirely

"The feelings of the Iranians were hurt by the Chinese people," writes one Chinese Twitter user after pro-government Iranian hackers attacked China's largest search engine, which prompted a counterattack by...

China: Controversial conviction of lawyer in corruption crackdown

With twenty gang lawyers arrested in Chongqing's corruption crackdown, the conviction of one last week has locals tired of lawlessness on one side and lawyers across the country seeing malfeasance...

11 January 2010

China: Bloggers’ Reviews of Avatar

James Cameron’s blockbuster, Avatar, was released in China on 2 January 2010, two weeks later than the rest of the world. It is proving popular among the Chinese people. Apart...

10 January 2010

China: New Ticketing System For Train Riders

As “Chunyun”—the travel season before, during, and after the Chinese New Year—approaches, two of China’s largest rail lines are adopting a “real-name” ticketing system. Information Times reported Friday that passengers traveling on...

5 January 2010

China: Will you accept ‘Naked Marriage’?

A new term has become popular recently among Chinese netizens: ‘naked marriage’ (裸婚). Don’t be mistaken, but the term has a special meaning: it means getting married without a house,...

4 January 2010

Taiwan: Suhua Freeway Project Deferred

Suhua Freeway Project has been in dispute for more than a decade. On 22 of December, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) opted for a plan to improve existing...

1 January 2010

Hong Kong: #0101hk – New Year March for Democracy

Around 30-thousand Hong Kong residents spent the first day of the 2010 new year by marching in the street, demanding democracy and the release of Liu Xiaobo. To show their...

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