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· October, 2008

Stories about China from October, 2008

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Corporations Agree to Standards for Internet Freedom

  31 October 2008

The Global Network Initiative has been launched. The Initiative is a code of conduct for corporations on privacy and free speech created by a coalition of human rights, media development and research organizations, and Internet and communications companies such as Yahoo, Google, and Microsoft. Its goal: to ensure that ICT...

China: Blog is Outdated?

  31 October 2008

The 4th Chinese Blogger Conference will be held November 15-16th, 2008, in Guangzhou, China. However, in the past year, there is a continuing discussion in the Chinese blogosphere on whether blog culture is dying down. Moreover, recently bokee.com and blogchina.com, the two earliest BSPs founded by Fang dong-xing (nickname blogfather)...

China: Shanghainese

  29 October 2008

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated a long discussion and debate in Tianya forum on Shanghai people's attitude towards outsiders.

China: Quiet at Melamine tainted-eggs

  28 October 2008

David Bandurski from China media project notices how the mainstream media in China are quiet about the melamine tainted-eggs issue even though the government stressed its determination on securing food safety.

Taiwan: Huge crowd at 1025 protest

  27 October 2008

Several media outlets reported that 600,000 people attended the 1025 Safeguard Taiwan protest on Saturday in Taipei. A-gu live blogged on the protest tracking the news reports of several TV channels. Travels around Taiwan had a post featuring photos of some of the signs at the protest. Memories of Past...

China: Rumors and Authorities

  27 October 2008

ESWN translated an article from Southern Metropolis Daily on the relation between the spreading of rumors and the lack of trust on the authorities.

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China: “Criminal” with Human Rights Award

  27 October 2008

Last week (Oct 23) it was announced that the European Parliaments’ Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought has been awarded to Chinese political activist Hu Jia. On the other hand, China government expressed its anger and disappointment at the European Union decision, insisting Hu was a criminal, and described the...

China: Economic Softlanding

  24 October 2008

Sun Bin looked into the statistic of China and U.S Ratio of house prices to average income and agreed with the Economist that the current financial crisis may help China to have a soft landing in heated economy.

China and Taiwan: Zhang Mingqing Incident

  24 October 2008

ESWN has followed up closely the Zhang Mingqing incident (the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait vice-chairman being attacked and push to the ground during his visit to Southern Taiwan). Here is a collection and translation of local media reports and here is a collection of stories on Zhang...

Taiwan: Protests against ARATS Vice-Chairman

  22 October 2008

Zhang Mingqing, vice chairman of China's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (ARATS), encountered protests as he visited Tainan for an academic conference. Michael Turton analyses media coverage of the protests. Fili also looks at what happened.

China: Child Labor

  21 October 2008

Joe from ChinaSMACK blogs about Child labour in Wuhan and the netizens discussion about the issue.

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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