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% 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
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...
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 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
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: 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 in which security guards from a seaside KTV [karaoke w/ private rooms] beat people up”.
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 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
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
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 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
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.