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· July, 2007

Stories about China from July, 2007

China: Soft Advice In a Harmonious Society

Wang Lin noticed that there are many “soft and warm advice notices” around China, such as: “Soft and warm advice: please take care of your belonging, if you lose anything,...

China: Dispossessed farmers beaten

The local government wants to build a new administration tower, 240 farmers in Jiangxi province claim, but they don't even have enough to pay us back for the land it...

China: QQ into Citizen journalism

China Media Project wrote about's recent move in setting up a page calling for witness accounts on the devastating flood in Jinan.

China: More about fake buns story

ESWN translated a Southern Metropolis Daily story that gives some background about how people figure out that the cardboard baozi (or buns) was a fake story.

China: Individual Domains Blogs are All Illegal

Yee translated a blogger dialogue with Shanghai Communication Administration on phone about the closing down of individual domains blogs because they apply the regulation to forums and BSPs to blogs.

China: Funny Typos

ESWN translated a blog post from Sohoxiaobao on some funny typographic mistakes that have political implication.

China: Fake News On Cardboard Buns

Last night, Beijing News Channel reported that the Cardboard Buns was a faked news directed by one of their reporter who made a public statement that he had paid the...

China: Stock cheat's blog and Internet regulation

Maya from DANWEI reported on how the investigation of a cheating investment blog ended up in a call for internet regulation. The blogger rightly pointed out that: Pioneer Eldest Brother...

China: An anti-slavery law for China?

Donald Clark from Chinese Law Prof Blog introduced a proposed amendment to the Criminal Law defining and criminalizing slavery proposed by a lawyer and activist Wu Ge.

China: Nanjing forced out by Transformers

A serious documentary film Nanjing was forced out from the theater by a commercial movie Transformers, Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translated a few pieces that addressed the issue.

Japan: Asia-Pacific Internet Usage

Nicholls from Japundit reported on the first comprehensive review of Internet behavior covering 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific region released by comScore: The average person in the Asia-Pacific region visited...

China: Rodent population problem

A lake swells and two billion rats flee into farmland, destroying many crops. A massive extermination campaign is launched bringing in ninety tons of rodent in less than a month...

China: You're killing me!

A hilarious post by positive solution on his day-to-day toxic life.

China: Olympic is not everything!

Zheng jinyang blogs a letter from a friend working in the human rights field who gave a urgent call to her colleagues: The grave human rights violation in else where...

China: Architecture Website

Jason Li introduced a Beijing based architecture firm, Atelier fcjz which takes up projects from all over China. The designs are showcased in their website.

China: 750,000 annual pollution deaths

750,000 premature deaths each year from air and water pollution—a statistic the Chinese government sought to keep secret for fear of social unrest should that be publicly known. Word's out...

China: NGO website shut down

Jeremy Goldkorn from DANWEI gave more background about the shut down of NGO website, China Development Brief: Young commented that he had initially wanted to stay hush hush and try...

China: Information flow

Postive Solutions rightly pointed out that: There is a huge thirst for information about China from within and from overseas, but no-one has the resources/inclination to sate it themselves and...

China and Taiwan: Presidential House Debate

William long blogs a recent debate between China and Taiwan netizen on the marking of presidential house in google map (zh). Some mainland netizens marked the building “Fake Presidential House”...

China: Black cotton factory

Wang hao fung from moobol posted a report and photos of an illegal black cotton factory in Wuhan city (zh). Workers were working in a terribly polluted environment.

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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