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· February, 2009

Stories about China from February, 2009

China: From Red Guards to Cyber-vigilantism to where next?

Rebecca Mackinnon from Rconversation discusses the rise of Net power in China: “Will the Chinese people rise above cyber-vigilantism and use the Internet to build a just and fair society...

China: Harnessing human search engines for government use

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translated a recent incident when netizens human flesh search two reporters who are critical towards corrupted practice of local government in constructing their government building.

Taiwan: CECA, economic elixir or poison?

CECA? Neither a new game console from Japan nor another evil science project that is going to bring this world to an end? But according to the Government, CECA is...

China: Bush maize ad

Sunbin posted a photos showing an ad making use of Bush for selling maize.

China: Reactions on the auction of stolen bronze relics

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translates Chinese netizens’ reactions on the auction of stolen bronze relics in France.

China: A hard place to defend

Angry Chinese blogger explains why it is difficult to defend China human rights condition by referring to the visit petition of 62 year old Zhong Ruihua.

China: Closer Look at the 50 Cent Party Member

If you want to take a closer look at the 50 cent party members, read RConversation. Last month, Beijing Association of Online Media held a meeting regarding illegal content, in...

Taiwan: The cost of investment

There has been a huge amount of Taiwanese investment in China over the past two decades. Michael Turton discusses the human cost of that investment.

China: Eluding the Cat Investigation, Netizen's Power or Government PR?

In response to the netizens’ talks and comments about the “eluding cat” incident, the Yunnan provincial Publicity Department's Press and Publication Administration decided to form an investigative committee on Feb...

China: Expectations of Xinjiang people

An article now popular in Chinese cyberspace depicts the sufferings and expectations of the people in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The post suggests that “all the friends across the country”...

China: Riding on Chairman Mao's head

On Feb19,a set of pictures that shows a girl riding on the head of Chairman Mao was circulated around the internet. Of course, what she rides is just a statue...

China: TV News Broadcasting Suicide

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated a local forum discussion on whether or not it is too inhuman for Shangdong TV channel to broadcast the suicide scene of a young man.

China: Fabricated Yuan Story

Dan from China Law Blog discusses about the “fabricated story” from China briefing that moved the Yuan market/

China: Religious demography and house churches

Last November (21-22, Nov 2008), the China State Council Development Research Center organized a seminar on “Christianity and Social Harmony — Special Session on House Church”. This is the first...

China: Chemical Additives in Mengniu Milk Prohibited

ESWN translated excerpt Of Fang Zhouzi's interview on Mengniu's Telunsu milk regarding the recent prohibition of chemical additives, (OMP) and IGF-1, by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and...

China: Who stabbed the blogger ProState in Flames?

Alice Xin Liu from DANWEI translated three blog posts commenting on the stabbing of blogger “ProState in Flames”.

China: “Stay away!” Vice president Xi warned in Mexico

Xi Jinping (习近平), the Chinese vice president, is widely predicted as the next chairman of China, the successor of Hu Jintao. On Feb 11, during his visit to Mexico, he...

Japan: Hetalia Axis Powers and the limits of parody

Hetalia, a satirical manga set mainly during the Second World War and featuring national protagonists of that era, has attracted attention among both domestic and international audiences for its caricature...

China: Eluding Cat Kills himself in Jail

ESWN translated a local news report about an internet popular term “eluding the cat”. The story is related with the police's statement on the death of a youth in the...

Taiwan: Sovereignty on trial

A recent case heard in the US Court of Appeals is based on the claim the US is the legal occupying power of Taiwan. Michael Turton dismissed the case as...

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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