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· April, 2007

Stories about China from April, 2007

Taiwan: Crazy for Matsu

(Photo is from Arkun's flicker photo album.) Just like what Backlight53 said: 這禮拜中台灣都在瘋一件事,那就是–大甲媽祖遶境。 this week, there is one thing people in central Taiwan are crazy for. That is Da-jia Matsu's...

China: Please, no more rural healthcare propaganda!

Chris O'Brien from Beijing Newspeak blogged about the editorial process of a Xinhua article about China rural healthcare system: it was immensely frustrating that the story had to go through...

China: Prison Break

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI has translated a BBS post, Musings on the Chinese version of Prison Break, which addressed the question: how would a Chinese Prison Break be adapted so...

China: Slogans with Chinese characteristics

Banyue from DANWEI blogged some outrageous Chinese slogans, such as: Popularize the first child, control the second child, exterminate the third child, Whoever does not follow family planning will have...

China: An Eye for an Eye

The dog abuse case in Nanjing has resulted in furious internet response and real life threat: “You burned that dog to death and therefore I want you ‘dead'!” ESWN translated...

East Timor: Chinese Involvement in East Timor

Tumbleweed finds a Chinese petroleum company building a petrol station in Dili, the capital of East Timor. The post also some discussion on other construction projects that the Chinese are...

China: culture certification system

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI has translated an interview with Liu Changquan of the Ministry of Culture's Cultural and Artistic Talent Center from Southern Weekly about the newly proposed certification system...

China: Dog Abuse Triggered Internet Debate

Josie Liu from China in Transition reported on a recent internet debate (17000 comments) about animal right VS human right. The discussion was triggered off by an incident of burning...

Japan: Chinese-Japanese Rapper Nycca

James from Japan Probe introduced a trilingual Rapper Nycca. The post is linked to a youtube video of the singer's self intro and rap in three languages: Japanese, Cantonese and...

China: Seventeen Hates

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI has translated Liu Qi's article in Southern Weekly about seventeen practices that he hates most in China.

China: Olympic Politics and Protests at the Roof of the World

The Granite Studio brought into focus Beijing's plan to include the summit of Mt. Everest as a stop for the Olympic torch. Some Tibetan activists staged a protest at the...

China: IPR is not a Real issue

Andrew has written a good analysis of the Intellectual Property Rights negotiation between U.S and China. The conflict is not so real as IP theft hurts Beijing's state-run media machine...

China: Not to Buy Apartment Campaign Ended

Zou Tao, a Shenzhen citizen who has launched the “Not to Buy Apartment Campaign”, has sold his property in Shenzhen, returned to his homeland in Hunan and become a peasant....

China: Spiderman in Beijing Street?

Whether pirated copies of Spiderman III DVD are sold in Beijing Street or just empty boxes? Reuters and Sony have different versions of the story. So Chinese pirates have actually...

Japan: Update on the Kokaryo Case

Mutantfrog Travelogue has posted a detailed update on the Kokaryo Chinese students dormitory in Kyoto, the subject of a longtime battle between Taiwan/The Republic of China (ROC) and the People's...

China: the Dead Judge

The Beijing News reported a mysterious dead of a Judge in police station, Pingle county of Guilin city. The news story was appeared in the internet, at the Rule of...

China: Regulate Online Magazine?

Josie from China in Transition highlighted the report from China Business News that China’s administration of press and publication will require online magazines to obtain license from the government before...

China: The Most “Second” Internet Company

Fang Jun from Mindmeter started the chain blogging on “the most ‘er’ (literally means ‘second’, extended meaning: ‘inferior’ and ‘er’) internet company” in China. His choice are: Sina (stops photo...

China: Localization of Google Adsense

William Long comments on the localization of google adsense: Will the localization lead to the intervention of local governmental monitoring bodies? Especially from the revenue department? If the monitoring bodies...

Asia: Asian VS. Western Media

Imagethief comments on an article at the Boao Forum for Asia, published in Xinhua. In the article, Liu Jiang, deputy editor-in-chief of Xinhua News Agency, commented that “Developed contrives, which...

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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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