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· November, 2009

Stories about China from November, 2009

China: Law or Justice?

According to Chongqing Evening News, by November 15th 2905 suspects had been arrested during a massive crackdown on gangs in the municipality of Chongqing, a major city with 30 million population and provincial status. The campaign...

China: Dwelling Narrowness

A popular Chinese drama “Dwelling Narrowness” was “re-scheduled” without explanation recently. ESWN translated various reports and discussions about the drama. A recent development of the drama is that one of...

China: 41 Popular Chinese Internet Memes From 2009

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated local web portal Netease's pick of 41 popular Chinese internet memes.

China: Prisons more modern & luxurious than schools

Tingting from ChinaSMACK translated a local forum post that shows modern and luxurious design prison in China.

China: The hottest people on the internet in 2009

CC from China Hush has a year end roundup post on the hottest people on the internet in China in 2009.

China: Great Wall damaged by gold miners

Angry Chinese blogger blogs about the ongoing destruction of Great Wall as a result of local corporates’ private interest. In a recent case, a 100 meter long Great Wall has...

Could the U.S. learn something from China?

Could the world's lone but weary superpower actually learn something from China? This is a question the Time magazine posted when President Barack Obama began his first visit to China....

China: Chinese is the most difficult language

Uln has written three long posts to argue that Chinese is the most difficult language in the world. Part I, Part II and Part III.

China: Children who are left behind

On November 12, several days before the International Children's Day, an explosion erupted in an illegal fire cracker factory in Guangxi which resulted in 2 children workers dead and 11...

Slovakia: Mobile Internet Providers Put an End to Internet Neutrality

This month, a second Slovak mobile internet provider has kept its promise and started filtering internet access for its customers. While officially the goal is to block child porn, things...

China: Endless search for distinguished talent

China Hush has a blog post on a new selection system adopted by Peking university to pick up talented students.

China: Protest against garbage incinerator

Cochina posts a series of videos showing yesterday's protest against the construction of garbage incinerator in Guangzhou Panyu. ESWN has translated the details of the protest.

China and Japan: Feng Zhenghu at Narita airport

Shanghai human rights activist Feng Zhenhu has been living and waiting in the hall of Japan's Narita airport since November 4 when he was barred from entering his own country...

China and U.S.A: Obama's letter to Southern Weekend

Shizhao has posted Obama's letter to Southern Weekend during his visit in China. Many believe that this letter has something to do with the story about Southern Weekend's missing front...

China and U.S.A: IPR Theft

Angry Chinese blogger writes on an intellectual property right dispute case between a Beijing firm Zhongyi Electronic LTD and Microsoft.

Bangladesh: Brahmaputra River Is Threatened

RealTime Bangladesh blog reports that a dam in Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) in China will divert 200 billion cubic meters of waters to the Yellow River. This will spell disaster for...

China: Release Zhao Lianhai, the Father of the Kidney Stone Babies

C.A Yeung translated a petition signed by more than a hundred Chinese netizen demanding the Beijing police to release Zhao Lianhai, a famous rights activist and the founder of an...

China: Obama, censored or not?

Fool's Mountain pointed out how the Chinese propaganda machine has successfully played tricks on foreign media in reporting the censoring of Obama's Q & A session with Shanghai youth.

China: Obama as a big supporter of non-censorship

Adam Minter is disappointed by Obama's comment in the Shanghai Town Hall meeting with students, in particular, his expression that “I'm a big supporter of non-censorship”.

China: Obama's Q & A session

Alice Poon from Asia Sentinel translated a blog post written by Lipuman regarding Obama's comment on Twitter and Firewall.

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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