· January, 2006

Stories about China from January, 2006

China: Two Rules When Dealing with China

18 January 2006

Angry Chinese Blogger discusses two rules when dealing with China — never put a Chinese in a situation where they will lose face and never insult Chinese culture — and applies it to China's refusal to give in to the EU's demand that it close its bear farms.

China, Korea: Mandarin Required

  18 January 2006

The Asia Pages asks: “Who needs to study Mandarin?” While China's rise is important and far-reaching, she admits, Mandarin is difficult for Westerners to learn and Chinese in business meetings that she's attended in Korea have all said they would prefer to use English. “Even the translator messes up on...

China, Japan, Korea: The Uses of Anti-Japan Sentiment

  17 January 2006

Two contributors at Japundit hold a frank conversation about why China and sometimes South Korea find anti-Japanese sentiment so useful: “It allows people to indulge their emotions…It has nothing to do with today’s reality. Imperial Japan no longer exists. It was annihilated, and everyone in Japan knows it.” It's a...

China, Thailand: Free Trade Defenders

  17 January 2006

Bangkok Pundit rebuts local Thai newspaper editorials that argue that Thailand's free-trade agreement with China has been disastrous. “For China, Thailand has always had a large trade deficit with China and this existed before the bilateral trade agreement and still exists today.” Meanwhile, Sarasonteh goes after a local critic's logic...

China, Vietnam: Character-less

  16 January 2006

Pinyin News translates comments by a Chinese writer who claims that the foundation for Vietnamese culture is “extremely superficial” since Vietnam gave up writing Vietnamese in Chinese characters.

China: Chinese Map of the Americas

16 January 2006

Frog in a Well, the China history blog, weighs in on the ongoing discussion over a 15th-century map allegedly showing that the Chinese encountered the Americas before Europe did.

China: Coverage of the Zhongshan Incident

16 January 2006

EastSouthWestNorth posts selections from English-language and Chinese-language (translated into English) coverage of the “Zhongshan incident” — a clash over the weekend between protesting villagers and local authorities in Guangdong province.

News From Chinese Blogosphere

14 January 2006

Blogger Movie: the first short DV movie that is produced and casted by Chinese bloggers is under way for public show, named “A Hard Day's Night”(Or Adventure Of XiaoQiang). The play was written by Wangxiaofeng, a.k.a  Massage Milk, winner of Deutsche World for Best Chinese Journalist Blog. He wrote the...

China: Three Kinds of Bloggers

13 January 2006

EastSouthWestNorth translates a Yazhou Zhoukan article describing “three kinds of Chinese bloggers” — the angry youth, the petit bourgeois, and the commercial blogger.

China: Confucian Confusion

12 January 2006

China Herald and danwei ridicule a press release that both received touting a new book about Chinese consumers. The release contained “12 Facts about the Confucian Consumer.” Writes Fons: “Confucius is a favorite way to hide ignorance at the China market and whenever the word is used (even when used...

China: The Art of No

10 January 2006

Talk Talk China ponders customer service in China, which hasn't improved despite the booming economy. He reflects on asking for a bar of soap right behind the counter and being told “We don't have it.”

China: Blogger Movie

10 January 2006

China Top Blog tantalizingly gives us a shot of a movie Chinese bloggers are shooting on their own. They're dressed as policemen. This will be interesting.

China: Cat Meat

10 January 2006

Imagethief has a post about the discovery that cat meat is being served in some Shanghai restaurants: “China is the land of the food scandal, which makes any trip to a cheap restaurant an exercise in random cuisine.”

China: Panda Economics

  10 January 2006

An animal researcher in Taiwan concluded that the island should no longer accept artificially bred pandas from China since their rate of survival is so low. Sun Bin talks about the science of breeding pandas and the economics (of zoos) involved in having them.

China: With [Insert Country Here] Characteristics

10 January 2006

Musing Under the Tenement Plan plays around with the phrase “with Chinese characteristics” often used by Chinese officials to explain adaptations of foreign practices to China by searching for similar phrases using different countries’ “characteristics.” Here's what he found.

Taiwan: One China Revisited

  9 January 2006

the leaky pen explains his doubts about the U.S.'s one-China policy. “As support for the one-China policy, many pro-China folks in Taiwan and abroad like to use the argument that “since the rest of the world says that Taiwan is not a country, it isn't. Therefore, Taiwanese demands for recognition...

Cooking up the World!

  7 January 2006

How many people that are lactose-intolerant do you know? Well, I have good news for them: “Raw Milk”. Verdant San Francisco tells us his story about how he became vegan trying to find an answer to his problem, and how now, after 10 years without drinking milk, he becomes a...

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