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· June, 2010

Stories about Chinese from June, 2010

Taiwan: Fly, Wen Gui Hospital, Fly!

Have you ever seen the Pixar/Disney animation “UP”? See the real version in Tainan County, Taiwan(zht) when students from Tainan National University of the Arts tried to save the old...

Taiwan: Don't call Rendy Lu “Glory of Taiwan”

“Do not always praise these national athletes ‘Glory of Taiwan’ loudly only after they strived hard to glorify themselves!” argues Klairelee(zht), who blames Taiwanese government and media that are always eager to consume...

China: Gamers need not worry over new real name rules

This summer will see the introduction of real name regulations for e-commerce entrepreneurs and online gamers. With a series of past failed attempts in China at implementing similar rules, one...

China: Debate over RMB evaluation

One week before the G20 summit, the Chinese central bank announced the increase of flexibility of RMB exchange rate. The People's Bank of China asserted that the exchange rate regime...

Taiwan: “When the Excavators Came to the Rice Fields”

Now occupying only 1.8% of total GDP in Taiwan, no one can deny that local agriculture has lost its once highly-respected status and is almost dying under many political decisions...

Taiwan: Where is the mainland?

Tim Maddog at Taiwan Matters discusses the use of the word “mainland” by people in Taiwan to refer to China. He argues it is part of an indoctrination effort by...

China: Southern Media Group bid on Newsweek rejected

Little is known regarding the reason why a prominent mainland Chinese media group's bid to purchase the American magazine Newsweek ended in failure and an interview this week with the...

China: Post 80s rural worker

A recent wave of labour strike in China has attracted local and foreign media's attention. While local media has been harmonized by the propaganda department in order to stop workers...

China: Ongoing online ‘jihad’ against Korean pop fans

Following a stampede outside a Korean boy band concert at the 2010 Expo in Shanghai, an ongoing culture war between China's devoted K-pop fans and their equally crazed World of...

South Korea: 3D World Cup Broadcast and the Square

Controversy arose when big corporates have appropriated the public space of the Seoul City Hall Square for World Cup related commercial activities. Some citizens decide to substitute the real life...

China: University entrance examinations begin

National day of performance anxiety as high school graduates from across the country sat down today to take China's infamous higher education entrance exam. Sina blogs is featuring photos of...

China: A traffic incident sparks fury against Japanese

The following post is making rounds in many Chinese forums and blogs. It concerns an accident between a Chinese couple and two Japanese in Beijing two weeks ago.

Taiwan: An open letter to Japanese architect Tadao Ando

Architect and blogger Sun De-hong(孫德鴻), in his open letter, asks Tadao Ando, the famous Japanese architect “What is social responsibility?“(zht). Sun questions Tadao Ando–who always talks about “architects’ social responsibility”...

China: Film director beats up foreigner at swimming pool

A skirmish over a swimming pool lane between a Chinese film director and another man led to a fist fight but also to this blog post from the prominent director...

Hong Kong: Goddess of Democracy denied entry

Today is the 21st anniversary of the June 4 Massacre in Beijing Tiananmen and the Hong Kong public will continue their annual candle night vigil tonight. However, the preparation process...

China: Lest we forget, Tiananmen Incident 21 years on

On the occasion of the 21st anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Incident (‘June Forth Movement’), Chinese intellectuals, ex-protest leaders, activists, bloggers, writers and ordinary citizens tell us why they refuse...

Taiwan: Chiayi Sound Project

“Chiayi Sound Project initiated from 2008. It mainly focuses on field recording in southern Taiwan – Chiayi, the recording topics include oral history, nature environment, folk music, industry, religion and...

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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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