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· March, 2009

Stories about China from March, 2009

Taiwan: Buddhist master creates controversy

Buddhist Master Hsing Yun created controversy at an international Buddhist conference when he claimed, “There are no Taiwanese in Taiwan and Taiwanese are all Chinese.” Taiwan blogs The View from...

Hong Kong and the Philippines: Satire or racism?

A Senate leader in the Philippines just filed a resolution condemning a Hong Kong writer Chip Tsao for his article “The War at Home” in HK Magazine (originally published on...

Water: One Take International Video Contest

“Is access to clean, safe water for drinking a basic human right? Why? or Why not?”. That is the question One Take is asking for you to answer in your...

China: Earth Hour

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated netizens’ comments on Earth Hour campaign.

China: Chinese Al Jazeera?

Mutant Palm is pretty sure that China can't create a Chinese Al Jazeera. Why? read this.

China and Hong Kong: Can Shanghai be a new international financial center?

On 25 March 2009, Xinhua News reported China’s State Council has endorsed a statement to urge Shanghai to be developed into an international financial center by 2020 in order to...

China: Official story on Tibet

David Bandurski from China Media Project reports on the Chinese government's propaganda campaign on Tibet and the trip of “Living Buddha” to north America, but all effort seems to be...

China: Names to be remembered

The death toll and identity details of school children victims in the May 12 Wenchuan earthquake last year has been sealed in a black box by Chinese government officials, like...

China: Taking Kimono Picture

Two Chinese women were driven away by around 10 Chinese onlookers when they were taking photos of cherry blossom with their Kimono outfit in Wuhan University. In a Sohu poll,...

China: Racist? or new PC colonialism

Uln from Chinayouren joins in the discussion among China Geeks, wangxiaofeng and heicaitou over a picture on evolution and its racist implication.

China: Filming Confucius

Joel Martinsen from Danwei puts together discussions on the filming of Confucius. Apart from the news that Chow Yun Fat will be starring the film, the transformation of “Confucius” as...

Hong Kong: Vindication of June 4 in Question

2009 is the 20th anniversary of June 4 Tiananmen Massacre. If there were reincarnation, people who had been killed then would be twenty years old this year. Some of them...

Taiwan: Diplomatic Officer's Blogposts Ignite Ethnic Controversy

Bloggers and netizens in Taiwan found that Kuo Kuan-ying, an information officer in the Taiwan diplomatic service in Toronto, who blogs under his pen name Fan Lan-chin, publishes insulting posts...

China and U.S: View on China's investment in US treasury

Sunbin sums up a Hong Kong government economic policy adviser, Sze Wing Ching's view on China's investment in U.S treasury.

China and U.S.A: South China Sea Confrontation

Chris from ChinaSMACK translated Chinese netizen reaction on the confrontation between U.S and China navy in the South China Sea.

China: Most Awesoon Bull Protest

On February 20, 2009, the Anhai Town Government of Jinjiang city, Fujian province was besieged by dozens of ox. (via Ya, I Yee)

China and U.S.A: Doing Business

Elliot Ng from CNreview reports on a panel on Business in China in the South By Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas.

China: 10 handy tools to bypass GFW

Ya, I Yee has translated Essential Blog's post on 10 handy tools to bypass GFW.

Global: Bubbles, Bailouts and Stimulus Plans

Identifying the economic woes of the United States is crucial. But we should also understand that other countries are also grappling with bankrupt companies and shrinking economies. Many countries are...

China: Goodbye Grass Mud Horse

Last week the story of Grass Mud Horse has traveled to the U.S.A via the New York Times and re-imported back to China with new ideas for reproduction, such as...

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Oi wan Lam is the North East Asia editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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