· August, 2006

Stories about China from August, 2006

China: commercialize nation's inauguration

  24 August 2006

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

  23 August 2006

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...

China: unhealthy digital broadcast?

  21 August 2006

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: The Death of the Hukou-less Baby

  21 August 2006

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

  20 August 2006

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: drought

  20 August 2006

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

  20 August 2006

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

  19 August 2006

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: unregistered population

18 August 2006

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

  18 August 2006

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: SARFT and farts, castrations feigned and intended: let the spoofing begin!

  17 August 2006

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

  17 August 2006

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

  17 August 2006

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?

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