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· July, 2010

Stories about Chinese from July, 2010

29 July 2010

China: Social media as political subversion tool

This past month has been an interesting one in the cat-and-mouse game between Chinese Internet censorship and its non-conformists. Microblogs in the People's Republic had begun to feel the weight...

Taiwan: Manhattan”s” in Taipei

25 July 2010

Taiwan: Rice fields outside the Presidential Office

On July 18th, Taiwanese farmers transformed the Presidential Office into rice fields, not for creating a city garden, but for a protest to the Land Expropriation Act.

22 July 2010

Hong Kong: Citizen campaign to save Tai Long Beach

Many people have the impression that Hong Kong is a concrete forest made up with high rise buildings. However, actually 75% of the land in this global city is undeveloped...

21 July 2010

Taiwan: Driftwood in Tsengwen Reservoir

Information Bridging on the Case of Tibetan Environmentalist Karma Samdrup

The case of Tibetan environmentalist, businessman and philanthropist Karma Samdrup, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison on June 24, 2010 by a court in Xinjiang, has been highly...

20 July 2010

China: Unrestricted cultural imports coming soon, maybe

Remarkable news if it's true, that China has agreed to end restrictions on imports of entertainment products. Despite initial reports, hesitation and eager film buffs, final confirmation, however, remains to...

17 July 2010

China: Police's call to set up censorship norms

Beijing City Chaoyang district police station issued an urgent notice today regarding "Calling for a working meeting on the security norm of Internet Company". Jason Ng tweetcasts the talk on...

14 July 2010

China: Buy BP assets? Could do!

Britain's new foreign secretary William Hague is in Beijing today, and Chinese online media are reporting the goal of his trip is to sell China on BP assets from the...

12 July 2010

China: Wang Hui's plagiarism scandal, international turn

A plagiarism scandal broke out in March in Chinese academic circles when Nanjing University literature professor Wang Binbin charged that Wang Hui's dissertation on Lu Xun -Resistance to despair –...

10 July 2010

China: Proposal to use more Mandarin in TV provokes Guangzhou citizens

A recent proposal to use Mandarin instead of Cantonese in the TV news programs of Guangzhou, the capital city of China’s Guangdong province, has been strongly opposed by local residents....

7 July 2010

China: ‘Fraud cop’ accuses IT bigwig, legal action threatened

Well-known for his crusades against academic and scientific fraud, Fang Zhouzi's newest target is former Microsoft China president Jun Tang (pictured). Do his accusations hold up and, even if so,...

5 July 2010

China: Why is Chinese football so weak?

Recently the New York Times posted the question on “Why does China lag far behind in soccer when it competes so aggressively in many Olympic sports?” and invited a number...

3 July 2010

China: Strong country, poor people

The state broadcaster CCTV revealed in June 28 that China is expected to receive 8 trillion yuan ($1.18 trillion) in financial revenue by the end of 2010. Such figure will...

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