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· May, 2008

Stories about China from May, 2008

Plastic bag plan takes effect in China

Starting June 1, the Chinese government's country-wide plan to make shoppers pay small fees for plastic bags, and to forbid the production of ultra-thin bags will take effect. The move...

Hong Kong: Two Songs on Sichuan Earthquake

Florence posted two music videos written for Sichuan earthquake victims [zh].

China: Donation Pressure on Multinational Companies

ESWN translated a report from Southern Weekend about the public pressure on multinational companies regarding earthquake donations.

China: 4-years Old Earthquake Pictures

Fang Li from mindmeters posted three pictures drawn by 4-years old children who survived from the Sichuan earthquake.

China: Open Letter to Plainclothes Police

Zeng Jingyan wrote an open letter to plainclothes police demanding them not to harass her neighbors and her kids [zh].

China: Earthquake Propaganda

Lao Sun from my1510 criticized the post-earthquake propaganda in creating a savior image of the Chinese Communist Party [zh].

China: After the quake, hoping for aid

From inside and outside China, concerned citizens are helping, and putting their hands out to help the victims of the devastating 7.9 in the Richter scale earthquake that leveled out...

Hong Kong: School Girl Punished for Mean Earthquake Comment

A school girl wrote down her lack of feelings on the Sichuan earthquake in her blog. Netizens found out her identity and she was force to make public apology. Her...

China: Earthquake Cursing Video

A video with a woman (from Liaoning) cursing Earthquake victims in Sichuan has been circulated widely in China. More Videos curse back.

China: Chinese Red Cross on corruption watch

Bloggers continue to monitor earthquake corruption, as they wait for the truth to come out as to why so many school buildings collapsed so easily in this month's massive earthquake....

China: Sunglasses Gate and Others

ESWN translated an article from my1510.cn on some strange reactions from local government, media and angry youths towards the Sichuan earthquake.

China: Children Protection

Wang Xiaofeng criticized mainstream media practice in interviewing the children earthquake victims as such interviews may have negative impacts on children's psychology [zh].

China: Quake Lake

Michael from the Opposite End of China points out that the Sichuan earthquake has added a new lexicon “Quake lake” to the English speaking world.

China: No Corruption in Building Schools

The education ministry has denied corruption in the construction of school buildings in the Sichuan earthquake zone. The comments in Zhaomu's blog showed that no one believed in the official...

China: Relief tents embezzled, while stoppers got arrested

Diaster-relief tents were found in up-scale community and college campus in Chengdu city rather than any refugee site where they should be. Activists took action to check out the fact,...

China: An Earthquake Reporter's Self-Mockery

A Beijing reporter wrote a self-mockery confession on his trip to Wenchuan earthquake center [zh].

China: Earthquake Relief Posters

Red Cross (China) together with other media companies launched a campaign, Together we are, and called for submission of earthquake relief posters for expressing solidarity with the earthquake victims. A...

Nepal: Chindia

The complications of being surrounded by India and China. More at Nepali Netbook.

China: Foreign Rescue Teams

There are criticisms that the Chinese Government should have allowed foreign rescue teams to help the relief works earlier, black and white cat pointed out that foreign rescue teams might...

China: Shenzhen Garbalogy

Maryannodonnell points out that the history of garbage can tell a lot about a city.

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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