· January, 2008

Stories about China from January, 2008

China: Netizen Growth

  22 January 2008

China Network Information Center has it latest report on the development of Internet released last week. The number of netizens has reached 210 millions in 2007 and the center explain the rapid growth by the increase of rural netizens. Keso finds the 127% growth incredible (zh) and if China keeps...

China: Suicide MM's Blog

  21 January 2008

ESWN translated a series of discussions concerning a suicide note in Jiang Nan blog. The woman has committed suicide and died. But the story continues to reveal itself through the internet and generates effect.

Taiwan and China: Prisoners in Freedom City

  21 January 2008

Hsiang-Tai posted the documentary about the life of Hu Jia and Zheng Jinyan under the monitor of national security police. The Taiwan blogger pointed out that: If China really wants Taiwan back, please change yourself first! If not, sorry I would not agree Taiwan is a part of China.

China: T-shirt with Chinese Character

  21 January 2008

Alpar shows a t-shirt with Chinese characteristic, with slogans and pictures of eight prides and eight shames, harmonious society, city management teams’ violence (zh).

China: The Vagrants behind the Wall

  19 January 2008

Beijing, the host of 2008 Summer Olympics, is trying to show every bright aspect of its stable and harmonious to the whole world, however, when you are almost convinced by the prosperous night scenes around the Forbidden City, you may never think behind some traditional Chinese-style walls, there is another totally different world.

China: A melee in and out of the college

  19 January 2008

A physical brawl between a college profeesor and his girl student in class incurred unusually opposite voices. The situation was even more complicated due to the resignation of another professor and was ending in a political debate between the liberal and the left wing.

China: Shanghai Subway Video

  18 January 2008

mirenyige uploaded a short video in youtube showing a young couple's good-bye kiss in a shanghai subway station. From the angles of the video, netizens suspected (zh) that it was taken from the CCTV inside the station by subway staffs.

China: Contradictory Statistic

  17 January 2008

In a Shanghai survey 76% of the primary and secondary school students said that they had never been to the Arts Museum while 84% said that they like the Arts Museum. Zhang-qing wonders how the two figures can co-exist (zh).

China: No Human Dignity, No Olympic

  17 January 2008

Clairewy reposted in her blog an article by Teng Biao (a Chinese Lawyer) about Hu Jia's arrest, which re-instated that “without human right and dignity, there is no genuine Olympic; for the sake of China, for the sake of Olympic, we have to defend human right.” (zh)

China: Real Name SNS

  16 January 2008

Tangos pointed out that the different between facebook and HaiNei (another Chinese version of facebook) is that the former stresses network effect, while the latter stresses real name and identity (zh) and it is an incomplete version of facebook.

China: Baby Needs Milk

  16 January 2008

Civic rights activist Hujia was arrested and his wife Zhen Jinyan was detained. Cathay is worried about their new born baby and she sent some milk powder to the baby via door to door delivery (zh). The blogger wants the couple to know that they are not alone.

China: Inside the Wall Social Network

  16 January 2008

Kblogs introduces a new social network site in China, called Qiangne.com, which means inside the (great fire) wall. The blogger said that such kind of social network platform would manifest the “harmonious society” to its extreme (zh).

China: This week's mass incidents

  15 January 2008

Still several months to go until the Olympics, yet just the past few days have seen a number of unrelated mass incidents take place around the country, from the large protest at the Tianmen Party headquarters and a taxi driver strike in solidarity following the the recent beating to death...

China: Apartment Slave

  15 January 2008

Fu Jianfeng writes the story about how he turned into an apartment slave (zh) in my1510: in September 2007, within a month, the value of the apartment has increased two hundred thousand yuans; in October it dropped below the original price and he dare not looking at the housing market...

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