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· February, 2008

Stories about China from February, 2008

China: Baby Coming

Imagethief's baby is coming next week!

Japan: Poisoned Dumpling Blame Game

James from Japan Probe has a poll about the poisoned dumpling scandal between Japan and China. Most believe that they were contaminated in China.

East Asia: Intangible Cultural Heritage

Ampontan has a very elaborated post on debate and discussion about the registration of intangible cultural heritage at UNESCO among China, Japan and South Korea.

China: Chongqing's Pride

Zhang Xiaozhou's soccer game report has hurt Chongqing citizens’ pride. Students, representatives of people congress, and newspapers editors protested against the report and demanded the authority to punish the reporter....

China: Is ‘inadequate national virtue’ an excuse?

In a new published book entitled Lu Xun & Hu Shi: Two Chinese Intellectuals in the 20th Century the author made a thorough analysis about the mutual relation between the...

China: Country with the world's biggest income gap

According to the latest Outlook Weekly, the Gini coefficient of China is growing up to 0.47, which is above the international warning line and much higher than that of most...

China: Suicide at tech giant Huawei

Following up on one blogger's lead, some comments on yet another staff suicide at tech company Huawei this week which for many reinforces the company's popular image of having one...

China: Box Office

Latest statistic of the China box office shows that 3,527 screens worth 5.1 billion RMB. Sun bin believes that the bloom can even be bigger if the ticket fee is...

China: Suicide or Security Problem?

On Feb 17, a woman fell into the Guangzhou Metro track and killed. The police and company said that it was a suicide case but her family didn't believe the...

China: Thoughts and debates on the name-calling professor

The start was in fact very simple. In 2007, Professor Zhong Hua at Sichuan Normal University issued an article entitled Cultural Studies and the Lost of Literary Theory in the...

China: Harmonious Olympic Make-up

Angel apple from Duller feels sick of local Beijing Olympic news report. Some local newspapers keep on publishing guidelines and reminding citizens how to behave harmoniously during Olympic. For example,...

China: Model Opera in Education

Zhanbin criticizes the inclusion of model Beijing opera in elementary education because of its political nature (zh).

China: Temporary Residential Card

In order to prepare for the Olympic, all residents without permanent household registration in Beijing will require to apply for a temporary residential card, even if they have their own...

China: Call for the Abolition of Household Registration System

Wen Yun Chao posts a joint signature statement by Chinese public intellectuals, which calls for the abolition of dual social structure (rural and urban household registration) in China (zh).

China: Photoshop Era

Wangxiaofeng talks about the coming of Photoshop era and how such tool is serving the redistribution of interest (zh).

China and Taiwan: Urban Noise Hierarchy

Laowiseass lists out his experience of urban noise hierarchy in Chinese society, both in China and Taiwan.

China: Wen Jiabao's neighbors forcefully evicted

Since his blogging tour by bike through some of the poorest areas in China, veteran Beijing blogger Laohu “Tiger Temple” Miao has over the past two months taken on the...

China: Hu Jie

Zhai Minglei posted an interview with Hu Jie (zh), a documentary film maker, who lives with the poor with his camera.

China: Tiananmen 2.0

Feng37 set up a blog called Tiananmen 2.0. It is a fan blog for Hu Jia and Zheng Jinyan.

China: Premier Wen, Please Visit your Neighbor

During the snow storm, Premier Wen Jiabo has been traveling around the country and visiting victims of the storm. Tiger temple urged Premier Wen to visit his neighbor, homeless in...

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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