Stories about China from April, 2008
China: We Made the World Hate Us
Zhou kou dian ren from china week pointed out that the Chinese government has failed to improve its public image with the Olympic torch relay, on the contrary the Chinese government and people have made the world hate us with the protest.
South Africa: Should South Africans boycott Chinese products?
Sarah asks, So, could South Africans boycott Chinese products with any justification?: “Consumer boycotts have long been a means for ordinary consumers to express their anger with a country and hit regimes where it hurts most, in their wallets – even if only indirectly.”
China: The Green Olympics and an Actress as UN Eco Ambassador.
Dan Beekman at “Blogging Beijing” gives a roundup of Beijing's environmental problems and its hopes. He interviews NGO and student leaders about the Green Olympics, one of the three themes of this year's Games. He ‘s also recently interviewed Mr. Wu Dengming, an environmental powerhouse from Chongqing, in middle China....
Hong Kong and China: 5 Posters On Beijing Olympics
5 protest posters have been circulated via e-mails and twitter among friends. 1. Olympic workers; 2. Olympic silencing; 3. Olympics and June 4; 4. Olympic GFW; 5. Olympic erection.
China: RMB Exchange Rate
YuLizheng wrote a long piece [zh] on the implication of the rise in RMB exchange rate on China economy. The blogger stressed that the property bubble, inflation and rise in currency are strong indicators of an economic crisis.
China and South Korea: Red Guards’ Gong Fu
Red Guard from tecn pointed out that the Olympic torch relay protest became an opportunity for Chinese to show off their Gong Fu. In the comment section, many commentators criticized that the Chinese protesters acted like red guards during the cultural revolution[zh].
China: I Want My Two Bucks
Hanhan commented on the lawsuit against CNN in New York and pointed out that the lawyer had never gotten approval letter from 1.3 billion Chinese to represent them in the case. He also pointed out that, if CNN had to make compensation, every Chinese should have their share of two...
China: Train Accident
Yesterday a train accident happened in Shandong which injured 416 and killed 70 people. Ting yun from my1510 pointed out that the investigation should be conducted by an independent team and the head of railway department should take the blame and resign [zh].
China: Carrefour Boycott Censored by GFW
Dupola reported that “Carrefour” becomes a “sensitive word” in GFW filter and Caodan reported that they got a notice to clear all discussion regarding Carrefour boycott [zh].
China and Tibet: Tibetan Wish
Woeser posted 5 short pieces written by Tibetans which expressed their suggestions and wishes for a better Tibet [zh].
China: An American Youth's Advice to Chinese Youths
Haujia posted a letter written by an American youth who works in China. He listed out 18 suggestions for Chinese youths in dealing with differences. Part I, Part II and Part III.
Japan and China: Nationalistic Language Learning
Ampontan noticed the nationalistic rhetorics in Li Yang's crazy English teaching approach.
South Korea: Olympic Torch Relay Protest
R. Elgin from Marmot's Hole blog about the Olympic Torch relay protest in Seoul.
Japan: Nagano red for Olympic torch relay
The Japanese leg of the Olympic torch relay came to an end on Saturday without serious incident, but many Japanese bloggers who attended the event were left with lasting -- and often bitter -- impressions. With all the red flags, many bloggers pointed out how Nagano, for one day, seemed to transform into China.
Hong Kong: Tibet Journal Article
David Webb posted an article that have been rejected by the Journal of Law Society in Hong Kong. The article discusses about the history of Tibet and the issue of self-determination.
Japan: Olympic Torch Protest in Nagano
Mousan has posted images from the largely peaceful protests that met the Olympic torch in Nagano, Japan.
China: Different Voices on the Upcoming Talk with Dalai Lama
The Xinhua news agency reported Friday that "In view of the requests repeatedly made by the Dalai side for resuming talks, the relevant department of the central government will have contact and consultation with Dalai private representative in the coming days.” The report has provoked another new round of controversy on Dalai Lama among the Chinese netizens.
Japan: Yomiuri article on Japanese chemical weapons buried in Chinese land
Sayonara, Mata Ashita comments on an article in Yomiuri shimbun, Japan's largest newspaper, about chemical weapons buried in Chinese land at the end of the Second World War.
Hong Kong and China: Sweatshop and Olympics
A sweatshop report against a Hong Kong company was interpreted as an Olympics conspiracy. More from interlocals.net.
China: Why Is CNN Patriotic?
ESWN translated Yang Hengjun's blog post that explains the bias in CNN.
South Korea: Pro Tibet Mobilization
CINA forecasts a pro-Tibet protest during the Olympic Torch relay in Seoul the coming Sunday. According to the blogger, the extreme right to the left and the liberals will have a united front in supporting a free Tibet.