· May, 2007

Stories about China from May, 2007

China: Three Gorges dam

  22 May 2007

Zhaoshilong wrote a very elaborated report(zh) on the environmental disasters (earthquakes, drought, warming effect etc.) as a result of the three Gorges dam project.

China: Harmonizing Property Ads

  22 May 2007

DANWEI puts together and translates reports, commentaries on the recent attempt by Beijing Mayor Wang Qishan in harmonizing property Ads: advertisements should be cleaned up because they revealed a massive wealth disparity and threatened social harmony.

China: Lawsuit Against GFW

  22 May 2007

A Chinese open-source software programmer is suing China Telecom because his website was blocked by the Great Firewall. This trial will be held in Shanghai at 9:00AM (Beijing time, zone of UMT+8:00) May 29th. The place is No. 611 Ding Xiang Road, Pu Dong New District, Shanghai, China.– Via Ya,...

China: Stock market bubble

  22 May 2007

Fons Tuinstra from China Herald quotes comment from Hu Shuli, the chief-editor of the famous financial magazine Caijing, about the policies in cooling down of mainland stock market bubble.

Hong Kong and China: June 4 massacre

  21 May 2007

Imagethief has a reading of a pro-China political party's chairperson, Ma Lik's comment about June 4 massacre: Ma Lik wants not only to redefine the language that is used to describe the Tiananmen Square events, but that he wants to institutionalize that redefinition as a pre-requisite for universal suffrage in...

China: Google a little evil

  21 May 2007

Onemanbandwidth has a post on Google's policy. In regarding to censorship, it is rather active. The blogger compares the photo search result of Tiananmen / 天安門 from U.S and from China, and the result is completely different.

China: history of Chinese characters

  21 May 2007

Granite Studio blogs on a recent discovery in the study of Damaidi carvings, which carry symbols that resemble early Chinese writing. If the researchers are correct, then these pictographs would be by far the earliest extant examples of proto-Chinese characters.

China: Internet politics

  17 May 2007

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translates an interview with Yu Guoming, a vice-dean of the Renmin University School of Journalism and head of that university's Public Opinion Research Institute, on Internet and politics, published at Globe magazine.

China: Delayed reporting

  16 May 2007

Chris O'Brien from Beijing Newspeak blogs about a recent delayed report by the Chinese government on an outbreak of hand-foot-mouth disease in a city in Shandong.

China: Internet Stories

  15 May 2007

ESWN translated a few blog posts about the saving of a blue hair girl by a photographer. There are at least 4 versions of the story. So who can you trust?

China: History Problem

  15 May 2007

Japan Observer notices that the twenty-first century China has been alienated from its past: The vacuum of the modern past seems to be filled, instead, with the hollowed-out and commercialized vestiges of the imperial past, the heirlooms of China's ancient civilization that the CCP has “naturally” inherited.

China: Zola in Guangzhou

  14 May 2007

Citizen reporter Zola has travelled to Guangzhou [zh] to cover stories concerning nail house at Li Wan. The house owner has written down his will on the wall of his house to show his determination.

China: The Blame Game

  14 May 2007

Positive solution comments in details on an article in China Daily which criticised western media reports on China environmental problem.

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Oiwan Lam
Oi wan Lam is the North East Asia editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

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