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· August, 2009

Stories about China from August, 2009

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

  31 August 2009

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 victims of Typhoon Morakot. Dalai Lama explained in the airport that “I'm a monk. I was asked to say prayers...

Myanmar: Tension in the Sino-Burmese border

  31 August 2009

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 few days and thousands of Burmese refugees fled to China. Last Friday, a bomb fired across the border killed one...

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China: Are Tibetan Bloggers Being Silenced?

  28 August 2009

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 practice for Tibetan language blog hosting sites to be taken down (sometimes for “maintenance”) at times deemed sensitive by the...

China admits organ harvesting as main source of transplantation

  27 August 2009

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 that the quoted statistics could be regarded as state secret.

China: Cheap money policy

  26 August 2009

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

  25 August 2009

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 the global public opinion.

Ukraine: In Chinese, Yanukovych is Yushchenko?

  21 August 2009

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 favorite candidate), Google gives you “Vote for Yushenko” in the translated version. Global conspiracy orchestrated by Google!”

China: Tan Zuoren’s Defense Statement

  21 August 2009

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 of bean dreg construction problem after the Sichuan earthquake last year.

China: CO2 emissions will peak at 2030

  20 August 2009

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: Curing Internet Addiction

  18 August 2009

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 eight or more hours per day.

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

  17 August 2009

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 on 6 of August. The Chinese report was censorsed and deleted because of its politically senstive content.

China: Significance of Xu Zhiyong

  14 August 2009

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.

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