Stories about China from January, 2006
Mexico: Online Library of Chinese Piracy
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
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
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!
#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
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
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?
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
Imagethief supports Google launching a special, restricted version of its search for China. He explains why.
China: What's Truth Good For
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
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
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.
Malaysia, India, China: Why India is Number One
Yasmin the Storyteller from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia meets two Chinese steel men in Mumbai, and engages them in a revealing discussion about which is better – India or China? She explains her answer.
Google.cn in China
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
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
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
Talk Talk China has found the Chinese answer to life, the universe and everything: “Eat more.”
China: Flash Patriotism
Sinosplice points us to some pretty, Flash patriotic propaganda for China.
China: China is Like a Game
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”
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?
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
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...