Stories about China from July, 2010
Is Religion Good for China?
Kai Pan looks into the blooming of Christianity in China in recent years and addresses the question on whether religion is good for China.
China: First hand account of two Chinese artists arrested and beaten
Under the Jacaranda Tree posts a first hand account written by Diane Gatterdam on the arrest of two Chinese artists, Yang Licai and Wu Yuren.
China: Looking for supplier
David Petersson gives some tips on identifying good and reliable suppliers in China.
China: Social media as political subversion tool
This past month has been an interesting one in the cat-and-mouse game between Chinese Internet censorship and its non-conformists. Microblogs in the People's Republic had begun to feel the weight of a heavier government crackdown, following the publication of a report by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) claiming...
China: Karate Kid movie censored
In the latest Karate Kid movie, does Will Smith's kid kick Chinese butt or is he actually the one getting bullied? That depends where you watch it, writes the Shandongxifu blogger.
China: Sino-North Korean relations
With an incident-free Invincible Spirit wrapping up today, don't miss this post from Sinologistical Violoncellist‘s Adam Cathcart looking at some of the dynamics in the relationship between China and North Korea.
China: Explosion in Nanjing
A ruptured gas main is the reported cause of an explosion [zh] this morning at a plastics factory currently being torn down in NE Nanjing. Injuries are reportedly in the hundreds, while the number of deaths has yet to be confirmed. Free More News has been aggregating links to photos...
China: Computer magazine curses at Tencent
Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translated a debate between a magazine, China Computer World, and a giant Internet company, Tencent.
China: Being Gay
The angry Chinese blogger explains how the Chinese government controls the gay community from getting too visible in the society.
Death of the China Blog
Kaiser Kuo, Will Moss and Jeremy Goldkorn comment on the Chinese blog scene at Sinica podcast.
Taiwan: Foxconn and the shame of Taiwan
After 12 employees’ jump of buildings and one more jump in Chimei Innolux Corporation-a subsidiary company of Foxconn-on July 20, Chairman Terry (Tai-Ming) Gou was criticized by Taiwanese scholars as “the shame of Taiwan”, so he threatens to halt all investment in Taiwan. Blogger and book writer Kue-hsien Liao argues that...
China: Professional mourners
Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translated an article from the Beijing News on professional mourners who perform in funerals in Chongqing and Chengdu.
Information Bridging on the Case of Tibetan Environmentalist Karma Samdrup
The case of Tibetan environmentalist, businessman and philanthropist Karma Samdrup, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison on June 24, 2010 by a court in Xinjiang, has been highly unusual in that those monitoring the case were able to see events unfolding almost in real time thanks to constant blog and Twitter updates by his wife and lawyer.
China: Unrestricted cultural imports coming soon, maybe
Remarkable news if it's true, that China has agreed to end restrictions on imports of entertainment products. Despite initial reports, hesitation and eager film buffs, final confirmation, however, remains to be seen.
China: Blogs, Democracy and China's Future
ESWN translated an interview with Zhang Wen at my1510.cn discussing the relation between blogging, democracy and China Future.
China: Me, Wang Hui, and Liberal Wishy-washy-ness
Peter Zarrow, a historian at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica (Taiwan), explains why he signed the joint letter supporting Wang Hui at China beat. Meanwhile, the mass mail calling for the joint signature has been leaked (see the comment section of the previous article).
China: Domestic Microblogs Cut Off from the Outside World
C. Custer from ChinaGeeks explains how Chinese microblogs cut their users off from the rest of the world by white listing the short links in the microblog message.
China: Police's call to set up censorship norms
Beijing City Chaoyang district police station issued an urgent notice today regarding "Calling for a working meeting on the security norm of Internet Company". Jason Ng tweetcasts the talk on censorship norms in the meeting.
China: Green Dam-Youth Escort closed down
ESWN translated Beijing Times‘ news story about the shutting of Green Dam-Youth Escort Software Project in the Beijing Huajie Building. Last year, the Chinese government insisted that all personal computers had to install the censor software.
China: Buy BP assets? Could do!
Britain's new foreign secretary William Hague is in Beijing today, and Chinese online media are reporting the goal of his trip is to sell China on BP assets from the company's South American holdings. Comments on the news suggest netizens are eager to help begin negotiating the terms of the deal.
Google to Resume Search Service in China
Josie worries that Google will start filtering search result again after the renewal of Internet Service License in China.