· January, 2009

Stories about China from January, 2009

China: A school with 3 kids

  16 January 2009

Rob from Black and white cat translated a Xinhua feature on a school in Guangxi mountain area, in which there is only 1 teacher and 3 children.

Taiwan: Lantern Festival traditions explained

  15 January 2009

The Lantern Festival is held on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month (9 February in 2009). Paul Katz at China Beat explains some of the Lantern Festival traditions in Taiwan. He also notes it is making a comeback in parts of China.

China: Farewell, Bullog

  15 January 2009

The government's clean-up campaign sweeps the internet world, while not only "pornography" is down, Bullog, a popular blog hosting site which plays as a vanguard of liberalism and democracy thinkings, also a front line of government criticisms and plaza of popular opinions, was shut down as well.

China: Blogging for Change

  14 January 2009

Although Bullog.cn, one of the most influential independent blog hosting platform in China, has been shut down under the pretext of internet cleaning of smut, a number of prominent bloggers declared that they would continue to speak. A few days ago, Sohu, a commercial blog hosting company, hosted a blogger...

China: Global Media Market

  13 January 2009

Zhongnaihai quoted from South China Morning Post and discussed the Chinese government's plan to invest 45 billion yuan (about 5 billion U.S) on media that target on global audience.

China: Support National Brand

  12 January 2009

A new website, I wall China, has been set up to support national brand. Netizens are encouraged to vote for their favorite brand. The background music is also very national.

China: Bu Zheteng

  9 January 2009

ESWN discusses various possible translation of “bu zheteng” in President Hu Jintao's speech last week.

China and Hong Kong: Views on Gaza Conflicts

  9 January 2009

After the first intense air strikes in the Gaza Strip at the end of 2008, Israel continues the attacks on the densely populated Gaza in 2009 and it is expected to cost more Palestinian lives. While there are mass demonstrations against Israel’s military actions in London, Paris, Berlin, Athens and...

China: 49, 79, 89 and 09

  8 January 2009

Andrea from T-salon translated a tweet that tells various turning points in China history in relation to socialism and capitalism.

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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