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· July, 2008

Stories about China from July, 2008

China: VPN to beat Olympic internet censorship

  31 July 2008

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 you're ready to go…give it a try.

China: All shook up by the torch relay

  30 July 2008

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 for those living alongside the road chosen for the relay route.

China: Sneak peak at Beijing Games opening ceremony

  30 July 2008

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 television crew. (Update: yes, it took a few minutes for the clip to be harmonized. This might work, however.)

China: Demonstration Area

  30 July 2008

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

China: Naked Beach Proposal

  30 July 2008

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 cultural leap is too big to be accepted by the public.

China: The Great Mascot Conspiracy

  29 July 2008

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

  29 July 2008

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 Martinsen translates two definitive blog posts from the latter camp in ‘Life in Beijing on the eve of the Olympics’.

China: Bring your own wifi routers with you!

  28 July 2008

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 the Great Firewall of China, but also pay through the nose to use it!”

China: Turbulent

  28 July 2008

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

  28 July 2008

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

  28 July 2008

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 area to prevent the people from suing the government officials.

China: Political Dissidents

  28 July 2008

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

  28 July 2008

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 best view on Olympics. The blogger anticipates more Olympic lies in the coming months.

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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