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· August, 2005

Stories about China from August, 2005

China: Homeland Security officer trial

The ongoing trial of a U.S. Homeland Security officer charged with the beating of a Chinese tourist at Niagra Falls last year is not well-known to Americans, but it definitely...

China: Furong Jiejie's false claim of Censorship?

At my personal blog RConversation.com, I link to a Red Herring article in which journalist Kaiser Kuo concludes that claims of censorship by Chinese blogger “Sister Hibiscus” are actually false....

Images From China: Shanghai Subway Scene

“Shanghai MRT” by Vampirex A subway train pulls out of the station in Shanghai.

China: “Super Girls” and SMS democracy

ESWN has a long, reflective post about Hunan TV's “Super Girls” show, in which viewers voted via SMS for their favorite girl singers. He translates the Chinese-language posts by some...

China: BloggerCon

Organisers of the Chinese Blogger Conference scheduled for November are looking for voluntary English-Chinese interpreters, and those based in Shanghai are preferred. The beta version of bloggercon schdule and preliminary...

China: Bokee.com

Kevin Wen points to a Reuters story that reports on Bokee.com, which claims the biggest share of China’s blogging market with about 2 million registered users. The company set up...

Freedom of Speech News

According to Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF), and Human Rights Watch, here are the latest developments on threats to Freedom of Speech over the past week: Tunisia: Government bans new journalists’...

China: Newspaper circulation

While Malaysian newspapers conventionally base their advertising rates cards on readership figures, China's base it on both circulation and readership. As such, disputes often erupt with one newspaper publishes a...

News from Chinese Blogosphere(Aug 21th-27th)

1 Firewall Update: From Aug 20th, internet users in mainland China generally began to experience access failures when they tried to browse websites outside China. Even the searching engine Google...

China: Real names required

While Shenzhen-based chat service QQ has been ordered to register the real names of all its customers, it's business as usual for Blogcn, one of China's largest weblog hosting companies,...

Indonesia: Flash memory

“Don't ever trust things you buy IN China…” that seems ot be the conclusion of three Indonesian bloggers (Waryaman Wardana blogs in both English and Indonesian) and two online resource...

China: Great Firewall strengthens

The time for “using real names on the Internet” is about to come in China, blogs EastSouthWestNorth with a full translation of a Nanfang Weekend article that carries a severe...

China: War Game

Is mainland China having so much money now that it could pay for the Sino-Russian war game? Bingfeng Teahouse says the People Liberation Army (PLA) should consider hiring Americans from...

China: “Purifying” the Chinese Internet

The Chinese newspaper Southern Weekend has a detailed article explaining how the Chinese government goes about censoring and controlling internet speech. EastSouthWestNorth has a full translation. (More background at Chinadigitaltimes.)

China: Wife-swapping

China is changing. The increasingly popular phenomenon happening in Guangdong is wife-swapping among white collars made up of lawyers, businessmen and administrators, who are generally highly educated. The mantra: “Neo-polygamy”...

News from Chinese Blogosphere(Aug 14th-20th)

1. 60 Anniversary Sino-Japanese War: August 20 was the 60 anniversary marking the end of Sino-Japanese War in World War Ⅱ, lasting from 1937 to 1945. Postshow, the “Boing Boing...

China: Mine Flood Coverup

EastSouthWestNorth preserves a surprisingly frank account by a Chinese paper about how mine owners in Ruzhou smothered news about a mine disaster — by paying off both real and pretend...

China: Anti-blog blocked

Anti-blog and all blogs on blog-city.com has been blocked by the Great Firewall. Readers from China may access it via mirror site available at MSN: http://spaces.msn.com/members/mranti/. Meanwhile, anti2 is coming...

China: Wangjianshou among Feedster Top 500

There was a scare that Wang Jianshuo's blog was blocked by the Great Firewall yesterday, but it reappears intact today. Kenlee reports that Wangjianshuo's blog is the only blog from...

Blog-city Blocked in China?

From yesterday afternoon, blog-city, a famous BSP is beginning to be blocked in China. Now it was still under filter by GFW, the project to detect key words and block...

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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