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· January, 2010

Stories about China from January, 2010

China: Threatened by American Internet censorship

Reactions from Chinese programmers to SourceForge.net's decision to follow American law and block users from several countries include suggestions for how to work around American censorship of the global Internet.

What the Tibetan Language Needs is Space

A young Tibetan blogger based in the US, who goes by the name of “Jhutok” (one of those untranslatable Tibetan words that describes someone who is nosy and likes to...

China: Animal cruelty law

Joel Martinsen translates the mainstream media's discussion on drafting of animal cruelty law. The new law may ban the selling and eating of dog and cat's meat.

Japan: The Japan-China-U.S. trade relation

MTC from Shisaku shows the changes among Japan, China and U.S relation with a statistical illustration on foreign trade.

China: Sexism in Han Han’s Film Review?

C. Custer posts the question on whether Han Han, a famous Chinese writer, is using sexist language in his comment on the woman director of the recent movie Confucius.

China: Wedding banquet

Maryannodonnell blogs about Chinese wedding style – banquet and happy wine.

China: War of Internet Addiction

DigiCha introduces an online video called “War of Internet Addiction” which a satire on the government’s attempt to “harmonize” China’s Internet with forced installations of “Green Dam Youth Escort” and...

China: Hillary Talks About the Problem of the Chinese Internet

Max R from China Geeks translated human rights lawyer Liu Xiaoyuan's comments to Hillary's talks about the problem of the Chinese Internet.

China: No more dirty joke via SMS

According to last week's Xinhuanet report, Mobile China Shanghai branch will start suspending a mobile phone's SMS function if they find the number distribute “vulgar”, “pornographic” and other illegal contents(Details...

China’s Orwellian Future

John Chan (陳冠中), an author from Hong Kong who is currently living in Beijing, has written a novel entitled The Fat Years: China, 2013 (盛世 – 中國, 2013). The story...

China: How does the young generation view Confucius

A rumor circulated on the web that all the 2D versions of Avatar have been pulled out of the Chinese cinemas to make way for the domestic movie Confucius. Despite...

China:Google's announcement to clarify rumors brings in more speculations

The latest announcement by Google.cn is that all the rumors about their quit is just rumors. However, more speculations came in, questioning whether Google's move is to cover up its...

Bhutan, China: Of Cyber And Border Wars

With quiet diplomacy and tact the tiny Himalayan state Bhutan took on giant China over encroachment and border issues recently. The Bhutanese officials and netizens are usually cautious to protest...

China: The future of mobile media

DANWEI has a short Q & A with Lu Gang, co-founder of Kuukie.com and OpenWeb.Asia and chief editor of Mobinode.com, on the future of mobile media.

China: The Internet is freer than ever?

C. Custer criticized Shaun Rein’s recent column in Forbes about China internet freedom.

China: Avatar ordered to make way for Confucius?

DANWEI blogs about SARFT's response to the rumor that the mega-hit Avatar has been ordered to stop its run early in order to make way for Confucius. Meanwhile, workers in...

China: Another Cell Phone Registration System in the Works

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has announced a plan to enforce a “real-name” registration system for mobile phone users. The announcement comes four years after the Ministry of...

China: More Violence Over Salary Dispute

A migrant worker from Hebei was stabbed Jan. 9, resulting in the loss of a kidney, after requesting withheld salary from a subcontractor in Beijing, reports the Yangcheng Evening News.  The incident has been...

Korea: Cell phone information belt

Ask a Korean! translates an article that explains how NGOs obtain information from North Korea via cell phone imported from China.

China: A policeman shot two farmers dead

ESWN collected and translated a local news story about two farmers in Pogongpai town, Guizhou province, shot dead by local police station vice-director on January 12.

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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