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· October, 2007

Stories about China from October, 2007

China: Facebook

Kenneth Tan from Shanghaiist reports on facebook's plan to enter China and sums up bloggers’ comments on the move.

China: Online Discussion Control

Josie Liu from China in Transition reports on the tightening up of online discussion control.

Japan: Chinese spectators boo Japanese team, arouse national debate

Ampontan discusses the booing of the Japanese national team by a crowd of Chinese spectators at the Women's World Cup. After losing the game, the Japanese team displayed a banner...

China: Province scraps Hukou system

Jeremy Goldkorn at Danwei with breaking news of southwestern Yunnan province's plans to abandon the hukou system, implemented in the 1950s, making it the first province in China to do...

China and Hong Kong: External Power's Video on Olympic

Moluiology links to a youtube cartoon on China and Olympic. The blogger said (zh): it is pretty clear that the video reflects foreigners’ impression on China. Of course it is...

China and Hong Kong: Netizens Criticize Arrogant CCTV Reporter

A CCTV reporter, Zhou Tao, had the company van scratched in a minor car accident in the Hong Kong airport. He called the police and the investigation took 4 hours....

China: Reconstruction of Yuan Ming Yuan

Wei yingjie from my1510 opposes the reconstruction of Yuan Ming Yuan, a royal garden built in Ching Dynasty and burned down by French and British colonial army in 1860. The...

Costa Rica: Arias in China

Cristian Cambronero of Fusil de Chispas [ES] writes about Costa Rica president Óscar Arias’ welcome during his recent visit to China.

China: Graffiti Found

Meckleychina found some graffiti in Shanghai Yangpu district. (via shanghaiist)

China and Japan: Clash over Diaoyu / Senkaku Islands

James from Japan Probe posts a video on a Chinese vessel attempted to reach Diaoyu / Senkaku Islands.

China and Hong Kong: Translation Politics

Many bloggers in Hong Kong pointed out that the criticism against Martin Lee's article in Wall street is a result of translation. An example given by erynnyes from Those were...

China and Japan: Japanese AV in Rural China

Japan AV girl, Nonami Takizawa, came to rural China for shooting adult video. The promotion clip is up at Todu, and netizens from China reacted strongly to the “pollution” bought...

China: Culture and Salary Standard

Xueyong argues that the extremely low salary standard in China is a result of the degrading morality (zh). The planned economy has cultivated a de-personalized morality that lacks basic sympathy...

China: Olympic Lie?

A video on the human rights condition in China with hot debate in the comment section.

China: Virtual Shanghai

Fons from China Herald introduces an internet resource on the history and development of Shanghai since mid 19th Century.

China: Buying South Africa Bank

Jay Sheng from Shanghaiist reports on the buying of South Africa’s Standard Bank Group Ltd by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China(ICBC), a government owned commerical bank.

China: Rules of Olympic engagement

Leading Hong Kong Democrat Martin Lee calls for increased dialogue on China's human rights record as the Olympics approach and gets labeled a traitor, quite possibly due mainly to a...

China: Romance with the Moon

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI has collected and translated various feelings, comments and observations from journalists about China moon travel. Han Song (one of the journalist blogger) has pointed to a...

China: Chinese Nominees for the BoBs

This year the Best of Blogs voting has started in Oct 22, 2007. You can cast your vote online for the best weblogs, videoblogs and podcasts. According to Deutsche Welle,...

China: Tiger! Tiger?

Zhou Zhenglong, a villager in Shaanxi shot pictures of a wild South China tiger, but its veracity was soon put under questions by netizens. As the government and experts joined...

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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