Stories about China from October, 2006
China: Writings on the walls
Back in the day, big character posters were mostly used for vile purposes, so when they started popping up recently on shop fronts in a remote corner of China's Yunnan province, it's no surprise mention was made at major Chinese forum Tianya. From Tianya blogger Big Reporter (大记者): 云南石林县惊现”大字报” Shilin...
Singapore: Thoughts on China-South East Asian Nations Summit
Beyond.sg has Singapore's Foreign Minister guest blogging and sharing his views on the recently concluded China-ASEAN(Association of South East Asian Nations) summit.
China: Ancient Chinese sex advice
Alan Baumler at China history group blog goes into the text of Sunu jing–The Classic of the White Girl, to discuss about Chinese thought.
China: first gay and lesbian association in China
Li yin-he reports that the first gay and lesbian association has been successfully registered as a legal organization under Zhongshan university in Guangdong (zh).
China: cross cultural communication
Joel Martinsen in DANWEI translated an article by Yu Qui-yu, a famous contemporary writer and critics, about the challenges on cross cultural communication for Chinese.
China: free hugs
Shang pei-jin in Shanghaiist reports that in Beijing, Changsha, and Xi'an, a certain group of people has decided to take on what they see as the coldness and apathy of human relations in the big city — by giving out free hugs.
China: How blogging has changed my life
The Chinese Blogger Conference will take place in Hanzhou this weekend. To prepare for the conference, the organizers announced a submission of posts on “How blogging has changed my life?” Keso has reviewed the posts and yesterday announced the best two. The two bloggers, Zola and Xiao Mei, were awarded...
China: real name registration
DANWEI has translated Wang Xiao Feng's post on “The paradox of registering bloggers’ real names”(zh).
China: error in arrest
The China Media project reports that Chongqing police admit error in arresting author of satirical poem.
China: Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC)
Shang dan at Shanghaiist advises the readers not to travel to Beijing early Novemeber as the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) will be taking place, and the traffic will be in total chaos.
Hong Kong: “zero-charge” tours
The “zero-charge” tours scandal is a distinctive “free-meal” feature in Chinese capitalist society. It happens in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, targeting at Mainland China tourists. How does this “zero-charge” tours come into being? Chong interlocals.net gives some background on the issue: Incredibly low fees or “zero-charge” tours are strategies...
China: city without dogs
In preparation for the Olympics, Beijing city government is now catching street dogs without proper license. Han song wrote a short piece fiction on “city without dogs” (zh).
China: Good cop/bad cop
A story shared by A-list blogger-journalist Huang Tingzi (黄亭子) about an engineering student recruited by Chinese cops on his campus who—along with four colleagues—one day finds himself quite a bit in over his head: 读大学时，庄警官念的是无线电专业，毕业前,本打算去IT界发展。结果，正好遇上公安局招干，陪同学一块去顺利也报了个名，没想到很快就被录取了。 In university, officer Zhuang majored in wireless communications. Before graduation, he was planning to go...
China: dam project in tiger leaping gorge
DANWEI has a post on the future and potential conflict of the dam construction plan in the tiger leaping gorge in Yunnan province.
China: the elephant in the newsroom
The imagethief discusses about the quality of China's English language media, which, in his opinion is related to the elephant in the room studiously overlooked in the article above.
Japan: right winging it
JP blogs about some recent right wing activities in Japan in Japundit.
China: defending political poem
The prosecution of a SMS political poem written by a local civil servant, Qin Zhongfei in Pang Shui in Chongqing city, has raised great concern from local journalists and bloggers. Li Tian Lun comments that the poem was a great political poem and local government should accept criticism by people.(zh)...
China: writers meeting
Maryannodonell blogs about her experience in participating the second nanshan district writers federation council meeting on literary creativity in her Shenzhen fieldnotes.
China: new labour law
Fons Tuinstra in China herald blogs about some background fact and fiction concerning the new labour law. Interlocals.net also have some more background information.
China: history book
Shang Peijin in Shanghaiist has translated an interview with a Chinese historian Zhu Xueqin on Shanghai's new history text book, which gives more emphasis on people's history.
China: 70 years anniversary of Lu Xun's death
Lyn Jeffery in Virtual China suggests some sites to visit around the 70 years anniversary of Lu Xun's death. Lu Xun has been considered as the father of modern Chinese literature.