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· February, 2007

Stories about China from February, 2007

China: failed online question to Preimer Wen

  28 February 2007

Sohu.com has a special section to ask Preimer Wen questions for the upcoming two Meetings, positive solutions asked: When will China become a democratic country with a free press? I believe this would be beneficial to China’s sustainable development and peaceful rise. And his question is no where to be...

China: Xinjiang Jan Raid

  28 February 2007

Xinjiang Watch have a blog post discussing media reports on the implication of China's War on Terror against alleged separatists of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement in Akto County in January, especially in response to the speigel report.

China: Government study tours questioned

  27 February 2007

Somewhat related to this recent post, Sichuan province Writer's Association member and Strong China blogger Li Hongzhi looks at a recent decision from the organizational department of the provincial Communist Party which limits government leaders’ training trips abroad. Chinese teachers go abroad to experience and learn, as do liberal intellectuals...

China: competition shows

  26 February 2007

The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) orders TV networks to limit “competition show” durations to two and a half months (instead of four and a half months). — more from China Media Project.

China and Japan: Chinglish and Japlish

  26 February 2007

Zhaihua discusses about the differences between Chinglish and Japlish (zh). He argues that Chinglish is speaking to foreigners hoping that they can understand, but Japlish is speaking to Japanese but taking English term for their own use.

China: Ming Dynasty

  26 February 2007

Granite studio picks up a post in DANWEI about why Ming Dynasty has become so popular in China and carries on the discussion from a historical point of view.

China: Chinese People Misread The World, Especially Japan

  26 February 2007

ESWN translates an article written by Wang Jinsi, a director of the China War-of-Resistance-against-Japan Historical Society, which explains why Chinese people tend to misread the world, especially Japan. Some hostilities are self-generated, such as a BBS post in 2000.

China: not a heroine

  26 February 2007

Li Yinhe explains why she is not a heroine (zh): 1. all real heroes were dead; 2. she doesn't like to fight (has closed down her blog's comments); 3. not an heroic age in China.

China: blogsphere characteristic

  26 February 2007

Wang Ning jokingly said that the characteristic of blogsphere in China is guerrilla kind of blocking and reopening, like the statement against cencorship of Sina blog, it has been closed in Sohu.com twice, but reopened again and again (zh).

Africa, China: The Role of Local Governance

  23 February 2007

Sanaga Peregrinations disagrees (Fr) with commentators who believe Africa is going towards a recolonization by China, suggesting that the point is not to worry about the consequences of Chinese investments but rather to bring local leaders to better manage all foreign investments. She quotes and endorses Ugandan journalist Andrew Mwenda:...

China: Disgraced Party member promoted?

  23 February 2007

Last autumn, Qin Zhongfei, a low-ranking civil servant in Pengshui County of mid-western China's Chongqing Municipality, wove some sarcastic political humor into a poem and sent it out to a few dozen friends via text and instant message. Charged with slander by then County Party Secretary Lan Qinghua, one of...

China: collective bargaining but no right to strike

  23 February 2007

Fons blogs about the latest discussion about the new labour law in China and quotes from a labour law researcher on a possible outcome: In 2007, tripartite regulations will be drawn up governing collective bargaining. It struck me as a significant development, but tripartism the Chinese way. On the lawful...

China: Who is Huseyin Celil?

  23 February 2007

Huseyin Celil is regarded by the Chinese government a Uyghur terrorist and now imprison in Urumqi awaiting for trial. Michael from the opposite ends of China reposts an article from The Globe and Mail to look at his life from another angle.

Singapore: Talking to a Mainland Chinese

  22 February 2007

Diana, a Singaporean meets a person from mainland China on a boat journey in Cambodia and talks about the lives of an overseas Chinese and a mainland Chinese. “Her generation is debating these issues and trying to understand what it means to be Chinese. I told her it’s the same...

China: 1961 spring festival

  22 February 2007

DANWEI posted two interviews by the oral historian Sang Ye about the spring festival in rural area and city in 1961 china.

China: 65k for a baby

  21 February 2007

Jacky translated a video script of a woman from Shanghai who said that she would be a surrogate mother for US65k in order to study abroad. According to the comment, the average market price is USD$6.5k to 13k.

China: new year trash

  21 February 2007

According to Peijin Chen from Shanghaiist, during the lunar new year, Shanghai produced 12,000 tons of daily trash. And the rural migrant workers have to take care of that.

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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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