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· March, 2008

Stories about China from March, 2008

China: Foreign Media

DANWEI has organized a panel discussion on foreign media's news coverage of China. Here is a sum up.

China: Open Media Market

In response to the anti-CNN campaign, Huge argued that the solution was to open the media market and protect press freedom [zh].

Japan: Views on Yasukuni, the movie

A documentary film about the controversial Yasukuni shrine, shot by a Chinese filmmaker through funding by a Japanese government agency, has sparked debate and discussion after a group within the...

China: Zeng Jinyan

Zeng Jinyan is back to internet communication [zh] after three months house arrest. As for Hu Jia, he will be on trial again in April 7.

China: Chaos and Nationalism

Shangguan from Tianya blog felt that the Chinese government campaign against western media in the report of Tibet riot has stirred up nationalistic sentiment in China [zh].

China: Responses to the Dalai Lama's appeal

As Lhasa has supposedly quieted down, the anti-CNN.com crowd has gone off the deep end, that might be worth exploring more. The death threats they've been making towards Western media...

Poland: Stance on Tibet

Kinuk writes about Poland's stance on Tibet and China.

China: Petition to Stop the Ban On Tang Wei

Eric Mu from DANWEI translated a petition to stop the ban on Tang Wei – the main actress in the movie “Lust, Caution”.

China: The Wolves are Here!

Huge commented on the debate about Tibet news: When a kid kept on telling lies, one day when the wolves really popped up, no one would believe him anymore [zh].

China: Remembering Our Predecessors

A number of intellectuals, media and cultural workers have written a joint declaration [zh] to commemorate their predecessors, who died for seeking and speaking the truth, before Ching Ming Festival.

China: Vlogger helped Child Labor back to School

Xu Alun, a vlogger hammering away at a point that "truth is power", exposed a moving story of three child coal haulers in Biji, a small city in the south...

Taiwan: Religious buildings–a way to explore how cultures mix

The popular image of multi-culturalism as a mosaic, a salad bowl in which different cultures mix but keep their integrity, is misleading. Cultures are more like soups, flavored with many...

Portugal: Should the Olympics be boycotted?

There is a heated debate at Blasfemias’ 4th post about the Beijing Olympics. More than 70 commentators agree or not with Gabriel Silva's [pt] that a boycott would not help,...

China and Tibet: Information War

ESWN translated the anti-CNN website and commented on the debate between the Chinese Netizen and western media.

China: Forbidden City

Lianyue refered to a suggestion made by a property developer on turning the “Forbidden City” into a residential development project in order to bring down the property price in Beijing...

Venezuela: Chavez on Tibet Protests

Kira Kariakan of Anotaciones al Borde [es] comments on Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez’ suggestion that the U.S. was behind the Tibetan protests in order to destablize China.

Taiwan: Support for Tibet

For Tibetan independence movement, most Taiwanese support and sympathize Tibetans, and many people changed their twitter profile figure to the flag of Tibet which represents Tibetan independence movement. ‘Free Tibet’...

Taiwan: Racial Commercials Everywhere

On Taiwan's TV screens there is a commercial about drawing lots of cars. In this commercial, a woman with south-east Asia look is driving a car, and the subtitle says:”How...

China: Country Life in Spring

Zoula blogs photos of peasants’ life in rural China[zh] in spring time.

China: Monitoring of Electronic Communication

Chinese Human rights defenders has a very elaborated report on the monitoring system in China concerning electronic communication [zh].

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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