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· September, 2008

Stories about China from September, 2008

China: PR-ing Poisonous Milk

David Bandurski from China media project wrote a detailed article about Sanlu's public relation strategy in creating the high-quality image of its milk products and showed how the media is...

China: Imprison for Faking Tiger

Do you still remember the South China Tigergate issue? The farmer, who claimed to have taken the photo is now facing criminal charge and may be put into prison because...

China: Will a Nobel Peace Prize really hurt our feelings?

Hu Jia's nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize has raised the question: are The Chinese People easily upset by the notion of human rights? Party spokesman Liu Jianchao would have...

China: One Trillion US Bonds and Debt Scandal

According to a New York Times report in early September, the Chinese Central Bank has invested over USD $1 trillion on U.S. Treasury bills, bonds and debt securities. Among the...

Ripples of the China Milk Scandal in Africa

In China, an estimated 13,000 children have fallen ill since the tainted milk scandal broke. Chinese influence has grown in Africa in recent years, as have imports of all kinds...

China: Life of Ordinary Chinese People

kdnet has a set of photos depicting the everyday life of ordinary Chinese people.

China: Morality Crisis

Xujun Eberlein from Inside-Out China have some discussions about the morality crisis happening in China. And whether a new ideology can solve the problem.

China: Oil Pipeline

Micheal from the Opposite End of China blogs about the potential implications of oil pipeline construction plan on China security.

China: Best for enterprises lacking conscience just to die

David Bandurski from China Media Project translated a column article by Liu Yibin at China Youth Daily which suggested that “it would be best for enterprises lacking conscience just to...

China: Illegitimate Girl Deprived of the Right to Education

An illegitimate girl of primary-school age in Zhuhai, South China, was turned away by the local schools, because her mother is not able to afford the hefty fine for illegitimacy,...

China: Infant Formula Scandal Highlights Decline in Breastfeeding

Health authorities in China reported this week that nearly 53,000 children have become sick after consuming tainted infant formula. As the effects of these contaminated dairy products become more widespread,...

Japan: Maga on War and Japan

Japan Focus just published a translation of one of Mizuki Shigeru’s short manga pieces, entitled “War and Japan“, with a brief introduction to the man and his work written by...

China: Chinese Websites Trapped In Milk Powder Gate

ESWN translated a local report from Southern Metropolis Daily on how Chinese search engines and websites are involved in the poisonous milk powder scandal.

Kuwait: I never wear things made in China

Twenty Three and Enjoying Life, from Kuwait, is surprised at the number of groups popping up on Facebook. The latest she encounters says: I never wear things made in China.

China: Uncovering Sanlu Scandal

ESWN translated Fu Jianfeng's editor note of an investigative report on the Sanlu poisonous milk which disclosed how the company tried to cover up the scandal.

Taiwan:Cairo Declaration and Taiwan's status

It is almost 65 years since the Cairo Declaration. Jerome Keating looks at the rhetoric of it and asks why the status of Taiwan remains undetermined after all this time.

Singapore bans imported milk from China

Singapore Dutch lady brand of strawberry flavored milk was found with melamine, the same chemical which caused several injuries and death in China. Imported milk from China is now banned...

China: Milk Contamination to Catalyze Consumer Awareness

Rich from Crossroad points out some potential positive impacts of the poisonous milk scandal on consumer awareness.

Japan: The Unhealthy Image of “Ladylike”

Japanese blogger Miyakichi at Miyakichi Nikki writes about why the image of ladylike beauty in the world today so unhealthy [ja], tracing the preference for pale skin, 40cm waists and...

China: 2008 Beijing Paralympics Ends

Allen blogs about the closing ceremony of 2008 Beijing Paralympics at the Fool's Mountain.

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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