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· December, 2006

Stories about China from December, 2006

China: Cops and bikers

Guangzhou, China's third largest city just a few hours north of Hong Kong, is the last major city to do away with motorbikes, effective January 1, 2007, in a move...

Africa: “local” is the keyword

“Why not build the next eBay in Africa, then be “partnered” with for $40 million? Why not build the next PayPal, Google, YouTube or MySpace, when the success of such...

China: Ping…ping…pfft

The earthquake near Taiwan last night which snapped six underwater internet cables, seems to have left a large part of Asia, particularly the Northeast, struggling for an internet fix. Those...

China: 100 Outstanding Mothers

Granite Studio comments on the recent announcement by the government on the 100 outstanding Mothers in China. The blogger notices that such practice is not new.

China: 2006 most popular Chinese word

Many Chinese bloggers are discussing the most popular Chinese word of 2006. Some of the suggestions are: Bo (as in Blogger), Gao (as in spoof) and Chao (as in argue)....

China: illegal church construction?

Ai Wei Wei criticizes a recent court case in Hanzhou concerning “illegal church construction”. More than a thousand people were involved in the church construction from 26-29 July 2006. On...

China: humor

One Man bandwidth looks into the differences in the western and Chinese sense of humor.

China: republishing protected by law?

DANWEI has a post summarizing internet republishing debate in China. It explains the copyrights law in China which allows fair use and translation.

China: Nary Xmas?

A group of PhD students at several of China's biggest and best universities came together last week to release a letter calling for Chinese to boycott Christmas—a holiday they see...

China: more on boycotting Christmas

Granitestudio comments on the recent call by PhD students in China on boycotting Christmas celebration.

China: blogender

An online test (zh) about blogger's gender by analyising the language in the blogpost.

Taiwan: please speak Chinese

Holly blogs about her frustration in learning Chinese in Taiwan, and she hopes that her Chinese friends can speak Chinese to her.

Central Asia & Caucasus: 30 Years After Independence

neweurasia looks at Central Asia and the Caucasus 15 years from now in a series of posts addressing the fates of the various countries of the region.

China: cultural critique on consuming Christmas

Zhao mu re-posts an open letter written by10 PhD students in China (all from top univeristy) which criticized the celebration of Christmas in China. The students suggest government to ban...

China: Xinjiang 2021

Michael from the opposite end of China blogs about his wild speculation of Xinjiang in 2021. The post was written in response to a call by neweurasia.net.

China: Who are the enemies of a harmonious society?

China law prof posts a translation of Liang Jing's commentary on Chen Guancheng's case: Who are the enemies of a harmonious society?

China: population quality

Kaie blogs about a recent population policy in Guangzhou city. The policy is to prevent low quality population to reside in the city. Kaie comments that the urban residents have...

China: model answer blogpost

Zengying explains why 2006 is an significant year for him because one of his blog post became a model answer for university entrance examination: a student copied his post in...

China: Public manners

Granite studio trys to explain Chinese's public manners by looking into the cultural character.

East Asia: the East Asian Libraries and Archives wiki

Frog in a Well announces a project on the East Asian Libraries and Archives wiki. The project will will serve as a central collection site for information about archives, libraries,...

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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