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· July, 2005

Stories about China from July, 2005

News from Chinese Blogosphere

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%...

Inside the Japanese Blogosphere – The Anti-Korea Wave

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,...


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

China: The Real Story Behind Sister Lotus

EastSouthNorthWest on the Sister Lotus phenomenon.

China: Business in China

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

China: Feedburner Meets Bokee

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

China: how billionaire stories lead to labor shortage

Do stories about overnight billionaires cause labor shortages in China?

China: New edition of Modern Chinese Dictionary- Danwei

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...

Podcast: Love-blogging in Chinese

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...

China: Irony Lives in China – A Photo Album

EastSouthNorthWest has a photo gallery that conclusively proves that irony is not dead in China.

China: Security Guards Attack Street Peddlers

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...

China: Why The Visitors From Beijing Cried At The Sight Of Bottle Of Remy Martin

EastSouthWestNorth translates an article about what happened when a group of education volunteers were treated to a banquet.

China: Looking for 5 million bloggers

China Herald wonders where the 5 million Chinese bloggers figure comes from.

China: Has the future tone of Sino-Japanese relations just been set

Angry Chinese Blogger wonders if the appointment of a new Japanese ambassador to China forshadows slightly strained relations in the future.

China: ma-lie-lao-tai mentality

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

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...

China: Real name registration for instant messenger

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...

China: Two from EastSouthWestNorth

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...

China: Debunking

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...

China: Repot: July 17th

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.

About our China coverage

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

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