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· December, 2005

Stories about China from December, 2005

Chinese Blogosphere:Year in Review

The development of blog in 2005 is fast and influential. Compared with early years when blog was first introduced, 2005 is the booming year of Chinese Blogosphere in terms of...

China: Jailed Journalists

the leaky pen writes about three journalists now languishing in Chinese jails: Singapore's Ching Cheong, researcher Zhao Yan of the New York Times and local reporter Shi Tao.

China: Bloggers Beware of WordPress China

China bloggers have been sounding the alarm about, a free WordPress blog hosting service in China. The service, which has no relationship to WordPress, deletes accounts without warning a...

China: The Mystery of the Missing Chinese Blogs

GVO co-founder Ethan Zuckerman discusses on his blog why search engines often miss Chinese blogs in their search results.

China: Scrubbed News Digest

danwei prints a post by a publishing consultant in Shenzhen on Cankao Xiaoxi, a Chinese-language digest of articles from world press formerly restricted to the Communist party elite but now...

China: Patients’ Fate

In 2004, China's President Hu Jintao shook the hands of two AIDS patients in a hospital. The resulting exposure changed their lives, and not for the better. EastSouthWestNorth translates a...

China: Signs of Beijing Christmas

Imagethief reveals how you know Christmas is approaching in officially atheist Beijing.

China: Anti-Virus Efforts

Revere at Effect Measure praises China's cooperative transparency in sharing with the world its bird flu virus samples. “The Chinese also report they have begun their own clinical trials of...

China, Hong Kong: Banking Haven

Sun Bin suggests that China ought to create a Caribbean-style banking and tax haven to add 0.1% to its GDP. He maps out some places in the Pearl River Delta...

China: Beijing Needs a Giant Monster

Imagethief observes sadly that Tokyo will always have its Godzilla and New York its King Kong, but Beijing can never be a great, world-class city until it is attacked by...

China: Ransom Emails

EastSouthWestNorth describes the investigation of two extortion notes emailed to leaders in the Ningbo City government. Curious about how Internet crime is handled in China? Click here.

China: Virtual Celebrity

danwei wants to introduce you to eXinXin, a model for computer simulations and video games, who is supposedly China's first virtual celebrity. She's real, though, and has a blog (in...

News From Chinese Blogosphere

1 Buzzwords in 2005: As the end of year 2005 approaches, Baidu, the largest search engine in Chinese released its hottest words in (in ZH)Chinese internet; the top ten was...

China: Dongzhou Crackdown

The Paper Tiger wonders whether the violent crackdown on peasant protesters in Dongzhou represents a turning point for the Chinese government.

China: Experiencing Douban

Sinosplice discovers Douban, a successful Chinese book-sharing site that now has an English (Flickr-like) beta. “The site allows you to share what books you are currently reading, what books you...

China: Oil Company About-Face

Talk Talk China goes after China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC, pronounced “see-nook”), which changed its “no-compete” promise to investors who bought shares in its New York and Hong Kong...

China, Hong Kong: Bridge and Ladder Blogs

EastSouthWestNorth talks about how a “ladder blog” had just helped a post climb over the Great Firewall of China: by translating into English a post in Chinese at a blocked...

China: Consuming China

danwei directs our attention to a recent survey showing how Chinese women may drive China's future luxury consumption.

China: Death in Jilin

ulywang of Non-Violent Resistance discusses what he calls the eerie silence of domestic media on the suicide of Jilin's deputy mayor, after that town suffered a hideous chemical spill that...

China, Singapore: Singapore in China

rwillmsen has some thoughts about the Singapore-ization of Chinese cities: the scrubbing of character in favor of controlled sterility.

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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