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· July, 2008

Stories about China from July, 2008

China: VPN to beat Olympic internet censorship

Via PandaPassport‘s Rick Martin on Facebook: “For anyone inside China, this is a great way to be able to view whatever content you like. Just a quick software install and...

Lithuania: President Abstains from Attending Olympics

Lituanica reports that the Lithuanian president, Valdas Adamkus, has decided not to attend the upcoming Olympic Games in Beijing.

China: All shook up by the torch relay

It's a double-edged Olympic torch. Veteran sports journalist Guan Jun shares a short sketch on his Beijing Olympics blog of how disruptive preparations for the torch relay proved to be...

Nepal: On China, media and the Olympics

Blogdai on China deciding to reverse its pledge to offer complete media freedom, and planning to censor the Internet used by foreign media during the Olympics.

China: Sneak peak at Beijing Games opening ceremony

Danwei.org has been on a very long roll with its Olympics coverage, and now founder Jeremy Goldkorn has found clips of an opening ceremony rehearsal taken covertly by a Korean...

China: Beijing Olympics

DANWEI translates two blog posts about how the Olympics affects Beijing people's everyday life.

China: Demonstration Area

Hu yong hopes that the three demonstration areas set up during the Olympics would continue to exist after the international event.

China: Earthquake Survivors

One man bandwidth posts some Sichuan earthquake survivors’ stories collected by volunteer teachers.

China: Naked Beach Proposal

Li Yinhe comments on the naked beach proposal in Zhuhai. Oppositional views said that naked beach is immoral and at odd with Chinese culture. The blogger also feels that the...

Czech Republic: Fear of the Olympic China

The Czech Daily Word explains why “Czech athletes are a little afraid to go to China.”

China: The Great Mascot Conspiracy

Of all the various interpretations of what the Fuwas could or should represent we've seen recently, ‘The Great Mascot Conspiracy’ from Angry Chinese Blogger has definitely done it better.

China: Beijing on the eve of the Olympics

There's been lots of talk of the ‘leave Beijing for the Olympics’ (避孕) movement, but how's it looking for those who are going to stick it through (受孕)? Danwei.org‘s Joel...

China: Olympic Internet Access Fee

Andrew is very surprised about the Internet access fee in the media center at Beijing Olympics.

China: Bring your own wifi routers with you!

Re: exorbitant prices for internet access in Beijing's Olympic Media Village, one writer on Andrew Lih's AndrewLih.com: “I just can’t believe that not only do I have to deal with...

China: Turbulent

Buxi from Fool's mountain translated a blog post from Tianya “China feels very turbulent” part I and part II.

China: Xinhua PS News Photo

Donews looked into a Xinhua photo in which you can see a twins and the sudden change of floor texture as a result of PS editing.

China: Buying Up All Lawyers

Liu Xiaoyuan highlights and comments on a local report about a district government from Tongliao city in inner Mongolia's suppression of civic right movement by hiring all lawyers in the...

China: Political Dissidents

Angry Chinese blogger comments on Beijing policy on political dissidents, in particular the recent refusal in giving passport to the Tibetan writer Woeser.

China: Olympic Lie

Zhaomu comments on a recent report claiming that Bill Gate will spend 100 millions to rent a high rise courtyard of one year in Beijing in order to have the...

China: 1950s Starvation

1Bao posted several exclusive pieces on the nationwide starvation during the 1950s (Great Leap Forward).

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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