· January, 2006

Stories about China from January, 2006

Mexico: Online Library of Chinese Piracy

  31 January 2006

Wave Making notes that the popular, controversial (and often offensive) blog, Pinches Chinos has celebrated its one year anniversary and takes the occasion to examine the complex feelings Mexicans have towards China. As always, the post is also available in Spanish.

China: More Crackdowns

31 January 2006

Danwei summarizes the recent crackdowns on print publications in China that characterized the end of the Year of the Rooster. But there is a note of hope: “Yet as we enter the Year of the Dog, things are very different than they were even a year ago. The Internet has...

China: Behind the Scenes

30 January 2006

EastSouthWestNorth translates an article written last year about Chinese director Chen Kaige's expensive historical epic The Promise, which was scheduled to open before Lunar New Year this year. Like many epics filmed in China these days, the story occurs in a ravishingly beautiful natural setting — in this case, Shangri-La...

We Love Cooking!

  28 January 2006

#1: All Indian food does NOT taste the same! From the UK, We all live downstream explains this popular belief that find its roots in the lack of adventurous spirit of some when executing this natural, vital and recurrent activity. What kind of Indian food do you get when you...

Happy Chinese Lunar New Year

28 January 2006

Today is the Chinese Lunar New Year‘s eve, which are regarded as the most important festival in China and mark the beginning of a year with warm spring coming, so it's also called Spring Festival. We are blogging and aggregating on the what Chinese Blogger are celebrating the evening, with...

China: Center of the Universe

27 January 2006

Musing Under The Tenement Palm takes issue with a Reuters headline that conflates ancient Central Asia with China on a story about ancient cliff paintings in Altay. “Altay lies in Xinjiang, where East Asian and Central Asian cultures have blended, clashed and overlapped for centuries. Too often these are treated...

China, North Korea: SEZ Who?

  27 January 2006

Matthew Stinson has serious doubts about North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's apparent toying with China-style Special Economic Zones (SEZs): “The larger problem is that Kim is unlikely to allow the kind of innovation in development that would make the North’s SEZs a real success. Why? Because doing so not only...

China: The Case for Google.cn

26 January 2006

Imagethief supports Google launching a special, restricted version of its search for China. He explains why.

China: What's Truth Good For

26 January 2006

Beijing Loafer (formerly Chinafool) translates a comment (ZH) from a Chinese blogger to his post on the contrast between China's ideological past and its materialist present: “I’d like to say, that our generation has been ruthlessly deformed into panda bears. I hope the next generation will be able to openly...

China: Relative Censorship

25 January 2006

Matthew Stinson explains how media censorship in China is uneven, using the example of a provincial TV reporter, censored by his bosses, who put up his story as a videoblog, which then got picked up by a Shanghai network that ended up broadcasting its own story based on it.

China: New Year's Resolution

25 January 2006

Bingfeng Teahouse has a New Year's resolution he hopes his countrymen will adopt: have a set of personal chopsticks so that he can stop using disposable wooden ones. China cuts down as many as 25 million trees to produce and export disposable chopsticks.

Google.cn in China

  25 January 2006

Google, the online web search giant, launched its Chinese version of services with new domain, Google.cn. Formerly this domain would be redirected to http://www.google.com/ig?hl=zh-CN, a Chinese version of Google Search based in US. This services, according to various sources(1,2,3), has censored many content and websites in comply with Chinese government...

China: Time of Forgetting

24 January 2006

At Beijing or Bust, Chinafool reflects on China's present shiny consumer culture and its scarred ideological past. “In this new China where nobody seemed to have painful memories to suffer through, I couldn’t help wondering – Do we have to remember if the memory only pains us? Do we have...

Jamaica: Art show in Beijing

  24 January 2006

Simone Champagnie links to an article about an exhibition of Jamaican art and sculpture which opened last week at the Jamaican Embassy in Beijing, China.

China: Eat More

23 January 2006

Talk Talk China has found the Chinese answer to life, the universe and everything: “Eat more.”

China: China is Like a Game

19 January 2006

Sinosplice‘s list of things that make living in China like playing a role-playing game has warmed the hearts of China-involved nerds everywhere.

China: Made “in China”

19 January 2006

Matthew Stinson approves of a recent Businessweek article that deflates some of the exaggeration surrounding the threat posed by the Chinese economy, including the fact that many products labeled “made in China” don't come from Chinese companies. “As such, the West, while making demands upon China to open up and...

China: “Geisha” Banned?

19 January 2006

Angry Chinese Blogger comments on the indefinite postponement of the opening of Hollywood movie “Memoirs of a Geisha” in China. The movie has attracted a lot of criticism from Asians who decry (for different reasons) a Chinese actress portraying a Japanese hostess.

Trinidad & Tobago: Chinese heritage

  19 January 2006

Christopher Yee Mon learns about his heritage from a newspaper article on the Chinese presence in Trinidad; and in an international business course he learns that anyone of Chinese descent is considered a citizen of China under Chinese law. “Nice to know I still have a home to go back...

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