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· February, 2006

Stories about China from February, 2006

China: Why unenforced laws matter

Chinese Law Prof notes the appearance of a new book by Kevin O'Brien and Lianjiang Li, Rightful Resistance in Rural China, saying it shows how legal texts can be socially...

China: Blogger in church

Shanghai-based blogger and Microsoft employee Wang Jianshuo goes to church, and gets something out of the service despite not being a Christian.

The Law of Love in China

How to regulate love in China? A mock law on love has been circulating online in China as early as 2002 and was recently picked up by mainstream media. Joel...

China's Tiny Step towards Facing Its Past

The Peking Duck gives China credit for opening up the first Cultural Revolution Museum for the people to remember the past – “Yes, it (China) can do a lot more....

All Quiet on The Chinese Front

The topic of Internet and press censorship in China continued to draw heated debate after the US congressional hearing on this issue last week. Rebecca MacKinnon wrote a comprehensive review...

Political Posture on China in the US Congress

US Congressman Tom Lantos sharply criticized the US hi-tech firms for helping the Chinese government censor the Internet at Wedn's congressional hearing. Chinese blogger Keso compares that to Chinese government's...

The Threat of China, Inc.

To acquire sophisticated engine technology, China is buying a car engine plant in Brazil, breaking it up and shipping the pieces back to China for re-assembly. Richard and readers of...

Racism in China and South Korea

Matthew Stinson observes the similarities and the differences between the Chinese and the Koreans regarding racism.

How to Take a Stand on Censorship in China?

In PowerPoint bullet-point style, Beijing Loafer explains on Beijing or Bust the many complex issues on the topic of Internet censorship in China and why it is difficult for him...

Taiwan's International Relations, a Detailed View

Douglas Adams on Jujuflop gives a detailed analysis and update on Taiwan's foreign relations: “When it comes to international relations, only two things really matter in Taiwan: Taiwan’s relationship with...

Hong Kong, Here Comes The Pollution

China has just announced the building of two large nuclear power plants in Southern China. HK Dave reminisces on Simon World about what the announcement says about China's skyrocketing energy...

The Famous Director Goes to Court

Chen Kaige, one of the most prominent Chinese film directors, is suing a young man for making a video spoofing the director's latest martial arts fantasy epic, The Promise. Chen,...

No Chinese Arrested for Internet Writing?

People's Daily, the propaganda mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party, recently published a piece in which a Chinese official claimed “No Chinese has arrested for Internet writing”. The Chinese blogosphere...

Panda Remorse

In the midst of the debate in Taiwan over whether to accept China's “generous” offer of pandas, The Foreigner in Formosa points out that “American zoos are having a bit...

Joint-Declaration Advocating Press Freedom in China

Richard points out on Peking Duck that contrary to popular belief, some Chinese do care about freedom of speech. Foreign media are prominently reporting the joint declaration signed by 13...

Law-ful in China

Two laws are going into effect on March 1st in China. One, as reported by HK Dave on Simon World, requires all discos and karaoke lounges to install surveillance cameras....

In Defense of Piracy

Beijing Loafer defends the role of piracy in media-controlled China. Without piracy, Chinese audiences “would only get the likes of Titanic, Backstreet Boys and Batman with no shoulder exposed, products...

Despite The Missiles

Michael Turton on The View From Taiwan blogs on the political backpeddling of Ma Ying-jeou, the mayor of Taipei and the Chairman of Taiwan's main opposition party, Kuomintang. Ma had...

The “Official” View on China's Reform

ESWN translates from the quasi-official Caijing magazine an article that is reputed to represent the views of senior Chinese officials. The article states that many injustices “occurred because the administrative...

A Near Sighted Attack on The Chinese Way?

On Wedn Feb 15th, the US Congress will review the roles that US hi-tech firms are playing in China's Internet censorship. In “Truth, Justice or A Near Sighted Attack on...

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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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