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· July, 2006

Stories about China from July, 2006

Indonesia: Chinese Valentine's Day

Indonesian blogger Christine Susanna Tjhin, currently a student in China, talks about the traditional Chinese Valentine's Day. This year, the day falls on 31 July.

China: reticence: would-be lesbians, corporate executives and urban journalists

Ever wonder why there was no male version of 2004's smash television phenomenon Super Girl? While a lesbian conspiracy might have made for better Communist Party PR positioning than news...

China and South Korea: whose cultural heritage ?

Richardson in Korea Liberator blogs about the potential debate between China and South Korea concerning Mt Baedu (or Changbaishan in Chinese pronounciation) as China has decided to register Mt. Baekdu...

China: the chinese blog guidebook

Jason Li introduces the newly published chinese blog guidebook titled as Everyone Plays with Blogs.

China: Tangshan earthquake

Joel Martinsen in Danwei attemps to explain why the Chinese Government spent so much effort to commemorate the Tangshan earthquake. “To some extent, it is this determination, and not the...

China: money out of disaster

ESWN translates a BBS post on how a local company made money out of a memorial park of the victim of the Tangshan earthquake.

China: Sino-America Police Sanshou Championship

Zat Liu in Shanghaiist reports on the Sino-America Police Sanshou Championship organized by Ministry of Public Security and Public Security Office of Hunan Province and to be held from August...

China: spoofing culture

Lyn Jeffery in Virtual China blogs about spoofing culture in Chinese internet sphere and translates an article from QQ discussing whether spoofing can prevent social tragedies. Spoofing is a popular...

China: century China

The famous mainland Chinese BBS websites Century China forum and lifeweek BBS were closed down almost at the same time (25 of July 2006). The later is set up by...

China: school close down

Peijin Chen in Shanghaiist puts together reports and commentaries concerning the shut down of a school because of high tuition fees. “The story of this school illuminates interesting issues confronting...

China: blogging

wzp in ofblog has an evaluation of the impact of blogging in China and describes 2005 – 2006 summer as the hottest year. He claims that blogging has smashed the...

China: Cameras, drunks and forced website closures

Kimbo Hu/Hu Defu, a well-known Taiwanese aboriginal folk musician gave a performance at a small bar in Beijing this past weekeknd. In attendance were many prominent bloggers, and here is...

China: public servant pay-scale

Sun Bin discusses about public servant's pay scale: “Instead of arguing against the raise, I would rather argue for a mechanism of firing incompetent staff...”

China: national security

ESWN translates a post written by Zeng Jinyan (zh) about civic rights activist ‘Knight Errant’ Peng's experience in dealing with national security people.

China: Chen on trial

Chinese human rights activist Chen Guang-cheng is on trial today (July 25). Nickwong anticipates that the result won't be good (zh).

China: disappearing

Jeremy Goldkorn from Danwei writes about the disappearing of Beijing and Shanghai because of urban renewal.

China: the first police blog

Jeremy Goldkorn from Danwei introduces the first China police blog where you can vote for the hottest female cop.

China: alliance of banned blog

One man band width is going to start an alliance of banned blogs: “The purpose of the group is to bring to International awareness the need for cohesion among bloggers...

China: How journalists blog

Have you ever blogged about why you blog? Why you started and what your goals are? We see now that many blogs are more than ‘internet chatter‘, yet somehow not...

China: tropical storm

Tropical Storm Bilis hit southern China over the weekend, killing over 200 people, flooding major cities, sweeping away houses and cutting railways, power and water supplies. There are more reports...

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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