Stories about China from September, 2007
China: Reality shows forbidden
No one would forget how popular Super Girl was on 2005. As a talent-search reality competition, it created a miracle both in economy and culture impact. Besides over 400 millions viewers watching the final episode, varied fans clubs founded across China and a revenue of 9 figures high in total,...
China: Chinese Government's Role In Myanmar
Bonnae from 1510.com comments that the recent crisis in Myanmar has put Beijing in an embarrassed position as there will be more international pressure to China on the one hand, on the other hand, there is some economic interest between China and Myanmar, for example, there is a planned oil...
China: Should Citizen Reporter Get Sponsor For News?
The first self-claimed citizen reporter in China, Zoula, tries to engage in a discussion on whether or not citizen reporter should get sponsor for their reports (zh). Zoula has been reporting on news about nail house and forced land expropriation. From time to time, he receives cash and material sponsor...
China: Three Gorges’ Environmental Problem
Official media in China finally admitted that if “no preventive measures are taken, the project could lead to catastrophe”. Chris O'Brien from Beijing Newspeak regards the reports a positive attitude for the Chinese Government in tackling the environmental problem in China.
China: Bloggers side with Burmese monks
Chinese government talk of non-intervention in the violent crushing of democracy protests this week in the Myanmar capital Yangon hasn't resonated much with a number of high-profile Chinese bloggers, with several taking the risk of openly joining the Red Shirt for Burma campaign and calling for their readers to do the same.
China: TV Series Banned
A popular TV series called Red Question Mark was banned by SARFT – more from DANWEI.
South Korea: Dokdo's Logo
mins0306 from Marmot's Hole report that Dokdo's Logo in the Korean Internet sites has made Chinese government unhappy. Dokdo is an island in North East Asia and its sovereignty is still in dispute.
China: Government Subsidy
DANWEI translates a news from local newspapers announcing that the Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau would give 230,000 low-income citizens 20 yuan per month starting from next month to deal with inflation.
China: Mid Autumn Festival Logo
Many Internet Portal websites in China has put up their new logo for the Mid Autumn Festival. Kuangfeng puts up 5 major websites’ logos design for a comparison (zh).
East Asia: Military Threat
James from Japan Probe posts a survey conducted by GlobalTalk 21 on Chinese, Japanese and South Korean people's imagination of the source of military threat.
China and Taiwan: Lust, Caution
Lee Ang's latest movie is about to release. K. M. Lawson from Frog in a well writes the debates and historical background of the movie. ESWN also posts a translation of a Taiwan cultural critics Lung Ying tai's reading of the movie story.
China: Naked Performance
A Chinese blogger Hairong Tiantian who gained her fame by soliciting pictures of limp dicks has recently performed another nude art performance called 99 Tents, 99 Dreams. The performance is widely reported in the Chinese Internet and Kenneth Tan from Shanghaiist also blogs about it.
China: Traffic cops get machine guns
Traffic police in a major Chinese city have begun carrying pistols and machine guns while on the job, and netizens can't seem to think of any good reason why.
China: Guide To Etiquette
The State Administration of Radio Film and Television (SARFT) has issued a guide to talent shows, which includes a pre-screening process for program content, length, judges, hosts, and special guests. Joel Martinsen from DANWEI has translated the guide into English.
China: Forced Land Expropriation
1 bao has a detailed report on forced land expropriation case in Zhejian, Lunchuan. In order to protect their land, local villagers sued the local government for illegal expropriation of farmland. Even though the State Department has expressed concern over the case and demanded the local government to handle the...
China: Open Coal Mine
Tiger temple writes a report on the condition of an open coal mine in Shanbei (zh). The whole landscape has turned upside down because of the mining. The report is in Chinese, but there are a number of photos in the post.
Yee introduces a Chinese version of boing boing called boboing. It's news are translated from boing boing.
China: Oversea Students
Kaie looks at the statistic of Harvard students and finds out that Chinese is the biggest community in the University. And among the Chinese students, a majority comes from Mainland China and 60% of them are taking PhD.
Singapore: Mainland Chinese in Singapore
Loveless, A mainland Chinese living in Singapore responds to a post on another blog that talks about some reasons why locals in Singapore do not like people from China.
China: On the tazing
Actually, as with almost everything major that happens in America—even Michelle Malkin has multiple Chinese names—people from all corners of China have seen and heard all about Don't Tase Me Bro! Internet news and blogging crossover site Netease has a unique function where all commenters are identified by region, and...
China: My Brief Encounter With Computer Game
Xu Zhi-yuen from mindmeters blogs about his experience in playing computer game in his college time (zh). At that time, computer represented new technology, progress and future; and his roomates had spent more time for computer game, chatting than studying. The blogger is skeptical about technology and considers it a...