· December, 2007

Stories about Chinese from December, 2007

China: Pollution map of China released

  17 December 2007

Just days after organizers of next year's Beijing Olympics say the games might need to be rescheduled due to harmful pollution levels, prominent environmentalists release their China Air Pollution Map, showing how and where more than 4,000 corporations—multinationals among them—have left their toxic mark, names included.

China: Mock Press Conference

  17 December 2007

Zhao Shilong blogs about a mock press conference organized by the Journalism department of Zhongshan University for training their students (zh).

China: Lust, Caution and Cultural Revolution

  17 December 2007

Wu Li from my 1510 finds out that those university students who had made appeal to the Cultural Bureau to criticize the movie Lust, Caution! hadn't viewed the movie when they signed the appeal letter. The blogger felt that such attitude reflected the deep social conflict similar to the social...

China: Fake Meat at University Canteen

  17 December 2007

Zhaomu blogs about the fake meat issue at Peking University's Canteen. Because of the rise of pork price, the canteen used bean fiber as substitution. When the issue had been exposed in the school BBS, the canteen manager refused to apologize and defended that he was trying to improve the...

Taiwan: Migrant Worker Rally-“I want my day off!!”

  15 December 2007

On International Human Rights Day, the dogfighting politics of the two major parties still occupied the front pages in Taiwan's mass media. The politicians consume the terms “democracy” and “freedom” for their own political odds while neglect basic rights of underprivileged communities. GVO Taiwan team would cover some important human...

China: Public Opinion on Xiamen PX

  14 December 2007

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI reports on a public opinion poll on the construction of the Xiamen PX chemical factory. 55,376 of 58,454 votes were cast against the project. Lian yue writes in detail opinions from the public hearing on Dec 13 (zh).

China: Forgetting Nanjing Massacre

  14 December 2007

Yesterday (December 13) was the 70 year memorial of Nanjing Massacre. The Chinese government is trying to downplay the historical issue by stressing that they don't want to stir up hatred. Zoula points out (zh) that we should know more about the details of Nanjing Massacre, even though some of...

China: Most Searched Questions

  14 December 2007

Keso compares the 10 most searched “what and how questions by Google (English) and Baidu (Chinese) and he finds out that Chinese speakers are more concerned with money and stock market, while English speakers are more concerned with love and technology (zh).

China: Bullog's top stories of 2007

  13 December 2007

Is it top ten year-end list time yet? Bullog International blogger Song Shinan gives us eight choices [zh] in a vote for blog story of the year at Bullog, the small but growing blog service provider (BSP) which hosts some of China's most progressive blogger voices, centered around hope to...

China: Please, Give Me a Job

  13 December 2007

Although there are almost half a year before graduation, the seniors in the universities of China have already thrown themselves into the cutthroat job-hunting war. Those ready-to-be graduates are busy running about the various job fairs, which can often attract tens of thousands of senior students flocking to seek their ideal work.

Hong Kong: Universal Suffrage Not Later Than 2017

  13 December 2007

Although a majority of public opinion supports universal suffrage of the SAR Chief Executive (CE) in 2012, the SAR government still insists on a “Not Later Than 2017” position in a recent consultation report (announced in Dec 12) on political reform. The present CE, Donald Tsang, claimed that he would...

China: Laowai Blog

  12 December 2007

Kenneth Tan from Shanghaiist translated a post from a popular local forum (zh) commenting on Laowai's blogs writing on China.

Hong Kong: Tech-donation

  11 December 2007

Charles Mok blogs about the newly established project, Tech-donation, in Hong Kong (zh). It is organized by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service and Techsoup.

China: Forced Deportation and Forced Consumption

  10 December 2007

Citizen reporter Zoula was forced to deport from Shenyang by local police last week when he was reporting on the ant farmers issue. He was forced to pay for his deportation air ticket (RMB1,200) and asked in his blog whether such kind of forced consumption is fair? (zh)

China: Liberal Generation

  10 December 2007

Li Yihe expresses a wish that her generation can take the lead in setting the liberal tradition in Chinese politics (zh).

China: WTO Consultation Website Closed

  10 December 2007

World Trade Organization's consultation website: http://www.wto-tbt.gov.cn/ (zh) has been temporary closed down by the Chinese government as the website has not reconfirmed its registration (Beian) in the information department (zh).

China: A blow to citizen bloggers

  7 December 2007

Below is Zola's recount of what he's been through over the past few days and his abrupt conclusion. In a second blog post since his forced return earlier this week he talks of redirecting the space to focus more on blogger education, but also mentions some unfinished business related to...

China: Don't Go to Macau

  7 December 2007

The news about Mainland tourists beaten up by police in Macau has spread very quickly in the internet. William long blogs his own experience in traveling to Macau and urges others not to travel to Macau(zh).

China: Tourists in conflict with Macao police

  7 December 2007

Mainland tourists broke into a conflict with riot police in Macao due to the controversy with local tour guides on excessive cost. It might reflect a troubling problem: how can tour guides earn what they deserve? By backhander, or by service?

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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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