· July, 2005

Stories about China from July, 2005

News from Chinese Blogosphere

30 July 2005

After Tencent required its QQ Group users to register their real name, poll shows that near half of people would abandon the use of this popular IM software. Also 65% of them are against the policy of so-called “real name registration” if implemented by government widely. Another interesting story about...

Inside the Japanese Blogosphere – The Anti-Korea Wave

  29 July 2005

The ever-useful “Ninki Blog Ranking” lists the most-viewed Japanese blogs in a number of different categories. There are blogs for mothers who wish to help their children study more effectively, blogs devoted to tracking the movements of celebrities, and blogs that discuss the best way to diet. And, like any...


28 July 2005

The Opposite End of China discovers that Google Maps features hi-res photographs of some PLA Air Force bases.

China: Business in China

28 July 2005

China Herald examines standard Chinese management practices, to the extent that there are any.

China: Feedburner Meets Bokee

27 July 2005

Feedburner has just announced a partnership with BlogChina Bokee. It should be interesting to see how their offering integrate with each other.

China: New edition of Modern Chinese Dictionary- Danwei

27 July 2005

Danwei points out that the Commerical Press has just pushed out the 5th Edition of the Modern Chinese Dictionary. The advent of the new dictionary–which added 6,000 new words and removed 2,000 old ones–allows one to catch up on political slogans that have been introduced since the last edition was...

Podcast: Love-blogging in Chinese

  27 July 2005

Prof. Charlie Nesson, co-founder of the Berkman Center and enthusiastic Global Voices supporter, recently traveled to China. He and internet radio journalist Ben Walker made a podcast in which they interviewed a Chinese blogger who uses his blog to communicate with his girlfriend – who unfortunately lives in another city....

China: Security Guards Attack Street Peddlers

26 July 2005

China Digital Timespoints to these shocking images of security guards assaulting street peddlers. The site's in Chinese, but the headline reads “Nanning TV night crew took video of an incident in which security guards from a seaside KTV [karaoke w/ private rooms] beat people up”.

China: ma-lie-lao-tai mentality

25 July 2005

Bingfeng Teahouse pushes back on the issue of internet filtering, arguing that concerns about Chinese internet filtering are somewhat overblown and spring from an antiquated mindset.

News from the Chinese Blogosphere

23 July 2005

This week, Tencent Company, which own QQ, the most popular IM software in China, decided to comply with local government demanding the creator and administrator of QQ group to hand in their real identity and personal profile. The QQ group was one of the features provided by QQ, which allows...

China: Real name registration for instant messenger

21 July 2005

Real name registration has been hot topic for Chinese bloggers since most of BBS owned by major colleges were closed down or restricted access by government in March. People generally thought it was bloggers who should register themselves first if regualtions requiring every internet user’s real identity take effects. But...

China: Two from EastSouthWestNorth

18 July 2005

EastSouthWestNorth looks at the press coverage of an incident where a man held off the police with molotov cocktails for nearly 11 hours and discovers, once again, that there's more to the story than was being reported. He also translates an article about search-engine spam; it's an interesting read to...

China: Debunking

18 July 2005

China Herald debunks an article in the Independent about Chinese blogging. Fons, the author, says “mostly I try to ignore this level of nonsense. But in this article too much ignorance comes together.”

China: Repot: July 17th

18 July 2005

This weekly roundup of some of the goings-on in the Chinese-langauge blogosphere points out, among other things, that there will be a Chinese blogger confernce in Shanghai in early November.

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Oiwan Lam
Oi wan Lam is the North East Asia editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.