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· August, 2010

Stories about China from August, 2010

China: Hidden village of Dafen produces 60% of world's oil paintings

A small artist colony of 8000 artists outside of Shenzhen, China is producing 60% of the world's oil paintings.

China: Beyond being second

Xie Guozhong from my1510 comments on China's rapid economic growth and stresses the need for economic adjustment for a healthy and sustainable economy in the long run.

China: Blogger Fang Zhouzi was attacked

Famous blogger or the Science Cop, Fang Zhouzi, was attacked by thug yesterday (August 29). ESWN translated his blog post about the attack.

China: Tibetan blogosphere

Dechen Pemba introduces the Tibetan blogosphere for tomorrow's BlogDay at the comment factory.

Japan: Eyebrows raised by China’s rise to number two

This month the Japanese government admitted that spending China has stolen its thunder becoming the second largest economy after the US. But this announcement hasn't surprised many Japanese people who...

Infographic of China’s Social Media equivalents

Thomas Crampton puts together an infographic to explain some of China’s Social Media equivalents.

Is Taiwan Whitewashing Sino-Tibetan History?

Angry Chinese Blogger explains the recent controversy regarding an exhibition in the Taipei's National Palace Museum on “Tibet: Treasures From the Roof of the World”. The exhibition was hailed as...

East Timor: (Un)Dignified Sculptures of Women in Shangai World Expo 2010

In response to recent statements by a Timorese deputy, who reportedly implied that the statues of naked women at the Timor Leste Pavillion in Shanghai World Expo 2010 are not...

China: Prostitution, Reality, Hypocrisy and Human Lives

What good does punishing women involved in the sex trade do when the gangs, corporations, and clients are left largely untouched?

China: Fujian Netizen, Fan Yanqiong, Released from Prison

The last of the Fujian 3 netizens still in prison, Fan Yanqiong, was quietly released today on medical parole with nearly a year remaining on her sentence. Watch He Yang's...

China: VPN blocked

Tom Lasseter tested the boundary of forbidden virtual world in China after he failed to connect to his VPN.

China: Food poisoning -Crayfish

Crayfish dishes in China are contaminated with industrial acid which gives patients sore joints, a sore back, pale complexion, and the rather peculiar ‘soy sauce urine’. (more from Daniel Mark...

Taiwan: Who Needs A Founding Father?

Does Dr. Sun Yat-sen deserve the title of “the Founding Father of Republic of China (R.O.C)”? Is he really a flawless idealistic political leader and the hero behind the revolution...

Noam Chomsky in China

On 13 August, Noam Chomsky delivered a speech at the Peking University in Beijing. Chomsky, one of the leading public intellectuals of our age, is famous for his political activism...

China: Death Sentence Given To Ex-Police Internet Supervisory Department Head

ESWN translated a local news about the death penalty given to Yu Bing, an ex-police Internet supervisory department head, who received four bribes totally more than 10 million yuan during...

China: Riot police beat up Henan football fans

China Hush has collected online video and photo materials on the riot police action against Henan football fans on 18 of August.

Taiwan: Let’s go poking around under the rock of ECFA

The Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) between Taiwan and China was signed. The process seems smooth and efficient at the surface, but the story is not simple. Many Taiwanese have...

China: Pambassadors

Elaine Chow from Shanghaiist blogs about the recruitment of six Panda Ambassadors in China. The Pambassadors will be working at the famous Woolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in...

China: Hype on university virginity rate

On August 16, a survey report on university female student virginity rate was posted around university forums. Since the report was published under the name of Li Yinhe, the most...

China: Finland Bath

Carrie Yang and Katrien translated Han Han's short story, I want to talk to this world, which describes Finland Bath business and a police crackdown incident.

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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