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· January, 2006

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

China: The Case for

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,...

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,...

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...

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... in China

Google, the online web search giant, launched its Chinese version of services with new domain, Formerly this domain would be redirected to, a Chinese version of Google Search...

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...

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...

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...

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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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