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· October, 2005

Stories about China from October, 2005

China: Am I A Journalist

EastSouthWestNorth asks: “Am I a journalist?” His answer: “If I wanted to become a traditional journalist, I would have become one. Instead, I became an independent blogger by my own...

China: Shanghai in Pajamas

A new blog has an unhealthy obsession: taking pictures of people wandering Shanghai in their pajamas.

China: Sprucing Up Blogs

Chinese blog service has launched a tour of campuses to teach students how to make more interesting blogs.

Taiwan: Ally Lost

Coming Anarchy comments on Taiwan's latest diplomatic loss: Senegal now recognizes Beijing.

China, Taiwan: Map Mess

When Google Maps labeled Taiwan a province of China, the company received protests from Taiwanese — and anger from China at its efforts to change the label. Then Google removed...

China: Guide to the Blogosphere

China bloggers have been praising China Blog List, a collection of English language weblogs focused on China assembled by John of sinosplice.

Effect Measure on Facing the Global Bird Flu Threat

With recent reports of avian flu in Western Europe, the disease is clearly no longer East Asia's problem. It's a dilemma for the world. Last week I emailed Revere, the...

Taiwan, China, Singapore: Debunking a “History” Book

The View from Taiwan‘s Michael Turton reposts an email from from a National University of Singapore professor critiquing the myths, fabrications and inaccuracies that plague a recent book on the...

China: Power Player

Musing Under the Tenement Palm reads the tea leaves in the probable absence of traditional prisoner releases before George Bush's state visit to China in November.

China: Too Much IP Law

Mutant Frog Travelogue has a paradigm shift: It's not that there's no intellectual property law in China; the problem is that there's too much of it.

East Asia: Bird Flu Fowl

Effect Measure is a blog run by public health experts and epidemiologists. They are very worried about what they call the bird flu iceberg.

Wikipedia Blocked in China

Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia based on collaboration and participation is now blocked in many areas in China. On the main page on Wikipedia in Chinese, a sentence appeared:”Some users...

China: Guardian Explains, Others Respond

asiapundit rounds up the skeptical reactions to the Guardian‘s explanation that reporter Benjamin Joffe-Walt's exaggerated description of Lu Banglie's injuries at Taishi was caused by temporary insanity. Bingfeng Teahouse helpfully...

Japan: Yasukuni Visit

Yaw and Mog passed by the Yasukuni Shrine during PM Junichiro Koizumi's visit on the anniversary of the interment of fourteen war criminals there and asks what Japan gains by...

China: A Prostitute's Life

Over at WoW, the blog of journalism students at Beijing Foreign Studies University, a fascinating, tragic account of the dashed dreams of a murdered prostitute.

China: One Chinese, Please

Danwei reports on efforts to eradicate non-standard Mandarin (i.e. Hong Kong or Taiwan accents) from mainland TV.

China: Fons on Guardian Beating

On his blog China Herald, Fons Tuinstra explains his fence-sitting position in the increasingly acrimonious debate over the beating of Lu Banglie for bringing Guardian correspondent Benjamin Joffe-Walt to Taishi.

China: Ground control to Major Yang

Yeohaeng Ilgi is in Beijing, watching endless media coverage of the launch of the Shenzhou VI spacecraft in a spooky re-run of 1950s space fever.

China: Trust no-one

ESWN shares his philosophy of blogging, China reporting and critical thinking, saying that no-one gets a monopoly on the ‘truth’, whatever their credentials, especially where this ‘thing’ called China is...

China: Taishi update

ESWN once more rounds up commentary in the China-related blogosphere to recent events in Taishi village, Guangdong province, especially the Guardian‘s report on the beating of Lu Banglie. And Sun...

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

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