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· August, 2009

Stories about China from August, 2009

China and Taiwan: Dalai Lama's visit, inevitably political

Yesterday Dalai Lama arrived in Taiwan on a visit that has been denounced by China. The trip, requested by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to President Ma Ying-jeou, aimed at comforting...

Myanmar: Tension in the Sino-Burmese border

ESWN collects news reports on the military conflict between the Burmese government and the Kokang Ceasefire Group near the Sino-Burmese border. The situation has been getting worse in the past...

China: Are Tibetan Bloggers Being Silenced?

Quite alarming to report that all of the most popular Tibetan language blog hosting sites (except one) have been inaccessible for almost three weeks now. Although it is fairly common...

China admits organ harvesting as main source of transplantation

C.A. Yeung highlights China Daily's recent report which admitted that executed prisoners had been the source of more than 65 percent organ transplantation performed in China. The blogger points out...

China: Mobile phone and Dissent 2.0

Uln from Chinayouren blogs about his experience in getting dissent messages asking people to quit CCP via mobile phone.

China: Cheap money policy

The China Vortex has an article about China's money policy: the trouble with this policy is that it turns companies whose growth is based on cash flow into speculators.

China: Free speech under control 2.0

David Bandurski translated an article from CCP mouthpiece publication, Qiushi, on “Freedom of Speech and the Media’s Responsibility”. The article showed the Chinese government's desire for a fair share in...

China: The Death of the Internet Addict Youth

ESWN translated a Southern Metropolis Daily article about the death of a young man at an Internet addict healing camp. The article got the editor fired from his job.

Ukraine: In Chinese, Yanukovych is Yushchenko?

Evgeny Morozov of Foreign Policy's Net.Effect writes: “It turns out that when you use Google Translate to translate (from Chinese to Russian) the expression “Vote for Yanukovych” (Yanukovych was Kremlin's...

China: Tan Zuoren’s Defense Statement

China Digital Times posted a translation of Tan Zuoren's defense statement against the charge of incitement to overthrow state power. Tan is a citizen rights activist who exposed the issue...

China Internet blocks bad enough to chase you away?

A survey has been set up to check if China Internet blocking will chase people away from China. (via goldkorn from twitter)

China: CO2 emissions will peak at 2030

Elaine Chow at Shanghaiist quotes from National Development and Reform Commission on the CO2 emissions trend in China. The report said that China's CO2 emissions will peak at 2030.

China: The fate of Philanthropists in Sodom

Alice Xin from DANWEI translated an article written by social critics Leung Man Tao who compared China with Sodom where philanthropists like Xu Zhiyong are prosecuted.

China: Why have they taken citizen Xu Zhiyong?

Uln looks into the Xinhua article for the official explanation for the arrest of citizen rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong.

China: Curing Internet Addiction

ESWN brings into focus CCTV's investigative news story on “Curing Internet Addiction”, in which the reporter Chai Jing questioned the label of “mental illness” from those who use the Internet...

China: Rape and beatings in a Beijing “black jail” hotel

Black and White Cat explained the background of a recent rape case in a Beijing “black jail” hotel for petitioner with a translation of local investigative report by Southern weekly...

China: Dangers Of Uploading Your Photo Onto The Internet

Fauna from ChinaSMACK picked up a post from NewSC and showed how one's photo protrait was transformed by other netizens.

China: Significance of Xu Zhiyong

Wang Jian Shuo started to write a series of article about Xu Zhiyong and the significance of his role in the development of civil society in China.

Blogging with HIV: “Love is still possible”

A growing number of HIV-positive bloggers around the world are using citizen media to express how they live with the virus, although speaking openly about HIV/AIDS can be difficult.

Algeria: Business as Usual After Chinese Face Off

The influx of Chinese immigrants to Algeria ignited a face off between the immigrants and locals when about 100 residents and migrants clashed, using knives and bludgeons. Bloggers weigh in.

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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