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· June, 2008

Stories about China from June, 2008

China: Earthquake Runaway Teacher

  23 June 2008

Fan Meizhong a teacher who dashed out of the classroom when the earthquake hit and left his students behind has become the most controversal figure in China. ESWN has translated yweekend's chronicle of the debate.

China: Bad Fuwa!

  21 June 2008

From Flickr user Matthew J. Stinson: “My favorite graffiti here depicts one of the Fuwa as a graffiti artist. It was added about a month ago.”

China: Is the West afraid of our patriotism?

  20 June 2008

Are there factors informing your perception of China circa 2008? Novelist-blogger and researcher of worldly affairs Yang Hengjun moves on from ‘How did America cover up the truth of the bombing of our embassy in Yugoslavia?’ to his post last week, ‘Are Western countries afraid of the Chinese people's patriotic...

China: Right to Entertainment

  20 June 2008

Ran Yun-fei from my1510 points out that earthquake victims need entertainment to restore their lives, others shouldn't be too harsh to judge them [zh].

China: Beijing subway line 8 opens

  19 June 2008

China's Olympics are brought to us by the lucky number 8, as you've no doubt heard, so it only makes sense that line 8 of Beijing's subway system will bring us to the Olympics. David Feng at CN Reviews connects us with the details.

China: New website for a free Tibet

  19 June 2008

“With the start of the Beijing Olympics less than 50 days away,” writes cold mtn at the Tibet Will Be Free blog, Students for a Free Tibet is stepping up its Olympic campaign efforts with a new website. Check out their new strategy and video here.

China: Olympic trash

  19 June 2008

Fast fact from the Sierra Club blog The Green Life: Organizers of the Beijing Olympics expect the daily garbage load from the Athletes Village to reach 110,000 pounds.

China: Happy to Become Earthquake Ghost

  18 June 2008

A propaganda poem published in a Shandong newspapers has been called by netizen “the most shameless piece”. (via webbbs) The poem written by the vice president of Shandong Writers Association said that “1.3 billion people cried together, even one has become ghost, s/he should be happy”, “Wish the tomb can...

China: No vlogging the Olympics

  18 June 2008

Reporter-blogger ProState in Flames writes today of Deputy Director General of China's National Copyright Administration Xu Chao's recent statement that the filming of Olympic events for the purpose of blogging has been banned and will be considered copyright violation. Asks the second commenter on the post: “May I know to...

China: Prepping for Beijing

  17 June 2008

Head of Sports Science and Research of the British Olympic Association Marco Cardinale looks back at recent posts on his blog and elsewhere as his preparations for the Beijing Olympics heat up.

China: Beijing students forced out for Olympics?

  17 June 2008

In ‘Beijing University Students Booted from Dorms for Olympics,’ Truth From Facts blogger nator gets a tip-off to that effect from a friend, in the form of an A4 notice, and goes online to see what those at other Beijing campuses are going through.

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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