Stories about China from August, 2006
China: commercialize nation's inauguration
SohoXiaoBao blogs a local newspapers report on a Changsha resturant which changed the slogan in the nation's inauguration ceremony painting into “big rice bowl is now established”. The city commerical said that “the advertisement was inappropriate from political and emotional perspectives, it would have negective effect on the construction of...
China: Karaoke management
The Cultural bureau and Intellectual property rights bureau in China intervene into the Karaoke business, the former wants to control the pool of music and song used in karaoke, while the latter lists the charge for the song's copy rights fee. Jxhill quotes from mainstream media's data saying that the...
South Korea: relation with China and U.S
Citizen reporter Sunny Lee from Ohmynews interviews a Chinese expert Li Dunqiu, who claimed that Korea's Future Lies With China, Not U.S.
China: unhealthy digital broadcast?
Official Xinhua news finally confirmed about the new regulation on digital broadcast. Two cold in bullog questions about the definition of “unhealthy” digital broadcast in the new regulation: “I need to know, according to which regulation I am unhealthy. So that in case I lost in the court case, the...
China: gay Shanghai
Shang tiff in Shanghaiist depicts gay culture and night life in the metro-city.
China: central government role in recent hr case
Chinese Law Prof blog has a brief comments on the recent trial of Chen Guangcheng and arrest of lawyer Gao Zhisheng. “By this time, the complicity of the central authorities in this disgrace can hardly be doubted”.
China: The Death of the Hukou-less Baby
ESWN translates a post from Southern Weekend on The Death of the Hukou-less Baby: A male baby that lived in this world for only 43 days was killed by his father who threw him into the ground.
China: debate on ploygamous relation
There is a lengthly debate on polygamous relation in Li Yin-he's blog. It started Li's blogging on the LGBT meeting in this July. Her viewpoint was reported by mainstream newspapers and triggered a hot debate about Chinese tradition, western modernization, sex culture, etc. (zh)
China: cultural revolution personal account
DANWEI puts up two first person accounts of cultural revolution translated and foreworded by Geremie R. Barmé.
Shang pei-jin in Shanghaiist reports on the drought in Chongqing and Sichuan region. Reports circulated in the internet said that The Three Gorges Dam was responsible for the situation.
China: parents camping at Tsinghua
Mindmeter puts together some photos and reports from BBS and newspapers on the Tsinghua University campus, showing how parents of undergraduate students stay overnight at the campus without any shelter at registration days(zh).
China: Blogs from the dark side
Does it goes without saying that the internet—particularly blogs and BBS'—is the place to go for unchecked and alternative voices in China? What about those blocked Chinese-language websites hosted overseas? Many like Wenxue City and 6Park also offer blogs, and here are titles of today's recommended posts from a few...
China: rumour and chainmail on google
ESWN picks up the story on google search engine and translates the chain mail.
China: unregistered population
Xin haiguang posts a letter to editor written by a police to Nanfang Weekend on the problem of un-registered population in China. New born babies are un-registered; deaths are un-reported; there is no way to have accurate population statistics (zh).
China: lawyers accused of stealing
Hu Hao family puts it as a joke. Human rights activitist Chen Guan-cheng's lawyer team was being accused of stealing from local (Shandong) gangsters group and got arrested by police. And it happened just one night before (on August 17) Chen's trial (zh). Zhen Jin-yan puts up a statement to...
China:”I am not interested in politics; I am only interested in making money”
Have you ever heard of the term “Great Firewall” or “GFW” for short? Whom to blame when you have encountered the annoying message “Page Not Found” frequently seen when browsing the Internet in China? An email has been circulating the web recently, calling Chinese netizens to boycott Google, which, the...
China: SARFT and farts, castrations feigned and intended: let the spoofing begin!
In a recent edition of MindMeters columnist Fang Jun's Marriagement column entitled Love in the Internet Age [zh] is a spoiler of the recently-released Hollywood movie Hard Candy: 危险的水果硬糖 Dangerous Fruit Hard Candy 《Hard Candy》是我看的第一部与网络密切相关的电影。中文翻译为《水果硬糖》，其实“Hard candy”是网络俚语，指未成年少女。 Hard Candy is the first movie I've seen that deals with internet intimacy. It's...
China: the prisoners
Nick wong introduces three persons who are now on trial in China: Za Ai-zong, a reporter who was arrested because of a report on local government repression on Christian church. Ching Cheong, a reporter accused of being a Taiwan spy. Chen Guan-cheng, a blind civic rights activist (zh).
China: community DV shoot
Joel Martinsen in DANWEI reports on a community DV shoot project in Beijing's Tiantongyuan neigbourhood. The 30 minutes film is titled How can I rescue you, my daughter?
One Man Bandwidth gives us some data on how Chinese university students evaluate their college experience and future.
Russia: Real Estate and Chinese Investors
Russia Blog writes about Moscow real estate and the Chinese investors’ plans for Moscow and St. Petersburg.