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· September, 2009

Stories about China from September, 2009

China: When will the sunshine come?

Chinese officials will soon be required to report all their assets as part of an anti-corruption "Sunshine Act" of the Communist Party. But resistance so far has been significant, leading...

China: Mooncake

Uln found the gift economy of moon cake during the mid autumn festival in Shanghai amazing.

China: Humanistic measures towards filial criminals

Xujun Eberlein from Inside-out China comments on the Chinese court's humanistic measures towards two brothers who committed kidnapping in order to save their ailing mother.

China: Visa to Tibet

The angry Chinese blogger writes on the recent confusion over the ban on visa to Tibet.

China: Censorship arms race escalates

Rebecca MacKinnon sums up the recent censorship measures in China, including the launching of new surveillant software and the recent attack of major censorship circumvention techniques and technologies.

China: Re-programming CCTV

In the coming year, CCTV will cut one third of its program in order to be more competitive. One of the program to be cut is “Tell it like it...

China: Xinjiang restaurant blown up

Beijing-based Twitter user Maggie Rauch had her camera ready when her local Xinjiang food restaurant exploded on Friday morning. “Could feel the explosion from my apartment,” she writes on her...

China: Is Bo Xilai's corruption crackdown good for China?

"Who can ensure that the impartial and incorruptible anti-corruption heroes of today, with their unrestricted power, won't end up on the same path as their predecessors tomorrow?"

China: Crowd sourced translation and the issue of copyright

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translated an article by Janson Yao discussing the crowd-sourced translation of The Lost Symbol in relation to the issue of copyright infringement.

China: Preparation for 60th anniversary of PRC

China digital times has a series of photos on oldier parade rehearsal for the 60th anniversary of PRC. After looking at the photos, you can understand the cruel and inhuman...

China: Reflections on blogging

Roland started a post reflecting on his blogging experience at ESWN.

Can social media help make microfinance sustainable?

Microfinance agencies provide loans to small businesspeople who often can’t meet the strict credit terms of large banks. Either these entrepreneurs don’t have the capital or the cash to back...

India: China Backs Insurgency

Subir Bhowmik reports that China has started backing rebel groups inside India.

China: Beijing students protest against parade rehersals

In the upcoming October 1 celebration of the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing will be mobilizing over one hundred thousands secondary and university students for parades....

Taiwan: Kaohsiung set to screen film amidst controversy

The Kaohsiung Film Festival came under pressure from China over its decision to screen The Ten Conditions of Love, a documentary about exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer. As a result...

China: Mainland Blogger’s ironic review of shabby government buildings in Taiwan

Blogger Lv Se De Shou Cang recently ran a photo journal titled 'A look at some of the administrative buildings in Taiwan', which has also generated interesting comments.

China: Pretending to be a reporter

ESWN translated the Retrial of Wu Baoquan, a netizen sentenced to 2 year imprisonment for exposing a land dispute in Ordos city under the charge of libel. On 16 of...

China: The Founding of a Republic

As a celebration of the upcoming 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on 1 October, the all-star epic “The Founding of a Republic” will be...

China: Here comes the Laowai

Uln from Chinayouren blogs about an experimental performance for testing people's reaction towards foreigners (Laowei) who wrote a T-shirt with big Chinese characters “laowai has come!” and “laowai has left!”

China: Verifying reports of Ai Weiwei's surgery

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translated a blog post by Liu Xiaoyuan verifying the fact that Ai Weiwei, a prominent artist and activist in China, has been hospitalized for cranial surgery...

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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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