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· April, 2006

Stories about Breaking News from April, 2006

East Timor: Update from the streets

Things have quietened down in Dili, the East Timor capital. Blogger at Dili-gence drives around the streets of central Dili to look at the damage. A largely peaceful protest by...

Riots and panic in East Timor

Violence broke out in East Timor's capital Dili earlier today. Dili-gence says The usual press outlets have already reported 2 dead and 21 injured. We received a phone call from...

China: Blog closed for birth

Last week Chinese blogger Bing Feng abruptly closed down his blog. Today he says why.

China: Technorati unblocked

Not that it has much connection to the Chinese blogsphere anyway, but Technorati is back reports Danwei.

China: Rock festival coming

Friend Gram at Holidarity pulls quotes from the organizer of The Midi Festival—China's biggest each year—to be held in Beijing during the Golden Week holiday next week. “Before you could...

China: AOL arrives

In ‘Congratulations and Controversy‘, AngryChineseBlogger chunlin looks at the arduous road AOL has been down in trying to establish a presence in China. “After months of speculation, anticipation, and a...

China: Technorati blocked

Technorati has been blocked. Albeit limited, Technorati used to be the best Chinese-language aggregating one could hope to get.

Dahab Spring Tears

Another black day! Yesterday, Egypt was having a national holiday, Sham an Nessim, just few days after the Coptic Easter, which means that many Egyptians were in Dahab as well...

Trinidad & Tobago: Opposition Leader sentenced

Caribbean Free Radio links to a newsflash from a Trinidad & Tobago daily stating that Basdeo Panday, the country's Opposition Leader has been found guilty of “deliberately failing to disclose...

China: Photoblogs allow exchange

Photoblogs can not only get around keyword filters but language barriers too. Beijing-based Ziboy has invited his photoblogging peers to send in contributions to his exhibition to be held in...

Taiwan: Regional aggregator coming

Prominent Taiwanese blogger Portnoy has started an English-language blog, Portnoy in Between. First up? Time to see a Chinese-language blog aggregator. “It is nothing about English hegemony;” he writes of...

China: Hu's heckling approved?

Was Chinese president Hu Jintao set up for face loss in his visit to the United States this week? The EastSouthWestNorth blogger posts photos and translates an analysis which recounts...

China: Google's compromises

Shak at Chinawhite, via Imagethief, gives us a sneak preview of Google in China: The Big Disconnect, a feature story to be published in this coming weekend's New York Times...

China: Prisoners’ organs harvested?

A report mentioned today on the Chinese Law Prof Blog links Chinese prisons, executions and conveniently-timed organ donations. “The first comprehensive report on this issue of which I am aware...

China: Economic relaxations ahead

Simon at Simon World looks at two key parts of Chinese president Hu Jintao's economic concession plan announced today in the midst of Hu's visit to the United States. “Will...

China: Chinese Wikipedia launched

Via Virtual China comes news from China Web 2.0 Review of leading Chinese search engine Baidu's own Chinese-language wikipedia-style encyclopedia service. “Since Wikipedia is blocked in China, we'll see just...

Volcano nears eruption

Indcoup is watching the news on the possible eruption of Mount Merapi, the most active volcano in Indonesia. People living in the area are getting ready to evacuate.

China: Yahoo! implicates writer

Seen on the Chinese Law Prof Blog today is a post on Reporters Without Borders’ announcement of Yahoo!'s role in the persecution and arrest of yet another Chinese internet essayist,...

China: Gates hosts Hu

One reader responds to a post on the MindMatters blog which lists what Bill and Melinda Gates served Chinese president Hu Jintao for dinner Tuesday night by comparing the reception...

China: Blogger suggests agenda

The Sun Bin blogger raises two issues he expects to see addressed during Chinese president Hu Jintao's visit to the United States this week: plans for Iran and Tibetan independence:...

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