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· February, 2008

Stories about China from February, 2008

China: More Fake Photos

Netizen from China dig out more fake photos circulating in the mainstream media, some of those had won photo awards. ESWN translated a local report on the fake Qinghai-Tibet railroad...

China: Political Mistake

Zengying blogs about his experience of making a serious “political mistake” in a local T.V station at the end of the 1990s. It was about a T.V drama which had...

China: Another World's Tallest Skyscraper Plan

Kenneth Tan from Shanghaiist reports on skyscraper plan in Shanghai, it will be the world's tallest in 2009.

China: Taiwan and Kosovo

Taiwan's Foreign Minister announced its recognition of Kosovo as an independent country, China Foreign Affair spoke person responded that Taiwan is not in position to give “recognition” to Kosovo. Bonnae...

Environment: Learning from the snow crisis in China.

From ChinaDialogue, Tang Hao writes of the lessons gleaned from the snow crisis in China. “Environmental action alone will not combat the social problems that will arise or worsen with...

Slovenia: Keeping Quiet in China

Dr. Filomena reports: “A few days ago, Slovenia’s Minister of Education and Sport Milan Zver apparently recommended , in an interview for the Associated Press, that Olympic athletes avoid talking...

China: Spielberg's withdrawal from the Beijing Olympics

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI has translated three local blog posts commenting on Spielberg's withdrawal from the Beijing Olympics.

China: Mistakes On Freedom of Speech

Zhao Mu re-posted an anonymous blog post on a few mistakes frequently committed by mainland Chinese on the principle of Freedom of speech: 1. The over emphasis on there is...

China: Spielberg, the Olympics, and oil

Chinese bloggers shocked world media and those calling for a boycott of the Beijing Olympics this week with blog posts revealing a wide variety of Chinese opinions both independent from...

China: Darfur, a reason to say No?

Is the Darfur issue a reason to say No to the 2008 Beijing Olympics? Spielberg nodded recently, while Mr. Bush shrugged, and Beijing frowned. But how about the common people...

China: Politician and Artor

Wang Xiao feng comments on the Edison sex photo scandal and points out that politician and actor shared similar nature, both have a mask on their faces. So there is...

China: Tibetan kids

Michael puts up a short video showing hyper active Tibetan kids in his class.

China: Squeezed To Death On Train

Xici.net posts a note by the family of a rural migrant worker. The 46 years old Sichuan rural migrant was squeezed to death on a train when she was travelling...

Japan: Filtering going global

Blogger and social activist Sakiyama Nobuo [ja] (see earlier coverage) picks up a number of recent news stories and predicts that it may not be long before Chinese filtering policy...

China: Taxi Driver Hunger Strike

Jesse Owen blogs about the blue truck taxi driver hunger strike in Ningbo, Zhejiang. The mainstream media has very little cover on the issue and Jesse has some first hand...

South Korea and China: What If Sungnyemun Arson Happened In X?

Yi shao from my1510 imagined how would the government respond to the Sungnyemun Arson if it happened in X country rather than South Korea? Obviously no government official would step...

China: Expecting Democracy in 2008

At the eve of Lunar New Year, Zou Tao and Li Tie was holding a banner “2008, expecting democracy in China” in the most busy street of Shenzhen city for...

China: Shaking Hands With Premier Wen

Zoula re-posted a citizen report from GuangXi which had been harmonized by major internet forums. The Citizen reporter was called upon by city leaders to perform in post office on...

China: How to Get Pornographic Photos?

Beifeng shared with others on how he managed to get pornographic photos via P2P tools. In the debate about popstar sex scandal, he took the stand that he supports the...

China: Netizen Party announced

From forcing the rescue of hundreds of brick kiln slave laborers last year and seeing it through long after local bodies gave up to being analytical piranhas when dealt obvious...

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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