· June, 2008

Stories about Chinese from June, 2008

China: Olympic outhouses catch on fire, explode

  11 June 2008

The 24 Hours Online blogger Laohu ‘Tiger Temple’ Miao, who spent months earlier this year blogging the stories of destitute Beijing residents whose makeshift homes were harmonized to make way for the Olympics brings us a post today about a fire yesterday not far from the Olympic Bird Nest which...

Hong Kong: Preserving Bruce Lee's Home

  10 June 2008

Diumanpark urges the Hong Kong government to preserve Bruce Lee's home as a memorial hall in Hong Kong [zh]. The commercial radio has set up a webpage for a signature campaign to support the preservation.

China: Why School Crumbled?

  9 June 2008

Hu Yong said that the Chinese government should answer to the question why schools were crumbled in the earthquake zone. The blogger insisted that if the truth was buried, China would have no future [zh].

China: Reconstruction

  9 June 2008

TECN posted Qian Li qun's speech on earthquake reflection, which stressed that earthquake reconstruction work should incorporate the reconstruction of the Chinese society in term of the development of humanitarianism, civil society, social reform, etc [zh].

China: Earthquake Migration

  9 June 2008

Zhao mu interview specialists about the resettlement of earthquake victims [zh]. As the whole Wenchuan region becomes an active earthquake zone, relief work would include a huge migration plan.

China: 2008 with Hu Jia…the other one

  8 June 2008

Soundsandfury, a Taiwanese writer and blogger, tells us the irony when he saw the advertisement poster about Olympics in the subway of Beijing(zh). The poster with a slogan saying “2008 with Hu Jia” is featured with a China Gold Medal sportsman whose name is the same with the human right...

China: Blogger suggests temperance, accused of brown-nosing

  7 June 2008

Cultural commentator Yu Qiuyu has written a post to his blog offering some suggestions to angry parents of children who died in the thousands of school buildings which collapsed in the earthquake, many of whom are now being forcibly prevented from both mourning and denied legal recourse by courts. Roland...

China: The Suffering of Qiang Minority

  6 June 2008

Sunbin draws readers’ attention to the suffering of Qiang (an ethnic minority in Sichuan) in the earthquake. Initial stats shows that Qiang had lost close to 10% of its population. The government official acknowledged the need to save Qiang's culture.

China: Earthquake Witness from Beichuan

  6 June 2008

Qiang-shan You-ke from my1510 writes in detail what had happened in Beichuan secondary school after the earthquake. The writer lost his wife on that date and witnessed the deaths of hundreds of teachers and students. He believes that 80% of the deaths were result of human mistake [zh].

China: Who Should be Thankful?

  5 June 2008

The CCTV kept showing clips on earth victims expressing thanks to the government. Guo yu hua, an anthopologist pointed out that the government should thank Chinese people instead as they have showed high quality in supporting the relief work [zh].

China: National Outrage

  4 June 2008

Two cold pointed out that Chinese people as a whole shouldn't be so easily outraged by foreign media or foreigner's comment, such as Sharon Stone's comments on the earthquake. The blogger pointed out that Chinese media also had made many unsympathetic comments to other countries’ misfortune [zh].

Hong Kong: Where's the Apology

  4 June 2008

CNN and Sharon Stone have apologized to Chinese people. Yesterday a Tibet monk has also made an apology of what he had said about the repression. William Sin wonders why there still isn't any apology for June 4 marsacre for more than 19 years [zh].

China: Clearer answers and investigation into quake response needed

  3 June 2008

Last month the Chinese government said that the process of obtaining complete information as to why so many school buildings collapsed in last month's earthquake is underway. This week it began reigning in media which have been asking too many questions, even barring grieving parents from protesting. The first attempt...

China: Open Market to Charity Work

  3 June 2008

Guo Yu Kuan from my1510 pointed out that China government should open market to charity work. The writer said the distrust towards China Red Cross in the recent disaster relief is mainly due to the monopoly problem, if there is competition, the charity organizations would be more open and transparent.

China: Don't be a Chinese Kid

  2 June 2008

Lao sun from my1510 criticized the official propaganda in using children from the earthquake for showing the success of the government in relief work in the June 1 Children's day [zh].

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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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