Stories about China from January, 2009
Japan: Battle of Search Engines 2008
Mokoto blogs about the 2008 annual result of search engines battle in Japan and observes some new development.
China: Let's All Denounce Each Other!
The anti-smut campaign in China has resulted in websites denouncing each others on indecent, obscene and immoral content. (more from ESWN).
China: A school with 3 kids
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.
China: Stunning Sayings From Chinese Economists
ESWN translated 17 sayings from illustrious Chinese economists circulated on the Internet, with Chang Ping's comment.
Taiwan: Lantern Festival traditions explained
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: Study on Internet Censorship
Chinayouren tested various search engines and summed up a number of observations on Chinese internet censorship.
China: Farewell, Bullog
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
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: Internet Purification and more to come?
Imagethief tries to make sense of the latest internet purification under the context of economic downturn, which may bring extra landmines in the crack down.
China: Global Media Market
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: The Human Flesh Search Pact
ESWN has translated the human flesh search pact launched by digtech.cn.
China: Support National Brand
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: Censorship on Charter 08
Uln from Chinayouren wrote on the censorship of Charter 08 within mainland China, in particular among Chinese websites.
China: Antismut campaign sweeps internet. But any untold purpose?
An internet cleansing movement, or antismut campaign launched by the Chinese authority, is sweeping across the internet in recent days, targeting vulgar and obscene content. However, people doubt, it might foreshadow a larger campaign against all the critiques not in the government's favor.
China: Tibetan Plateau Meltdown
Asia Society's China green project has a series of video on the Tibetan Plateau meltdown situation.
China: Bullog.cn shut down by Net Nanny
Alice Liu reports on the shut down of Bullog.cn by net nanny at DANWEI.
China: 2008 in Poker
ESWN introduces the Chinese netizen's poker design based on major incidents of China in 2008.
China: Bu Zheteng
ESWN discusses various possible translation of “bu zheteng” in President Hu Jintao's speech last week.
China: Xinhua demanded Democracy, 60 years ago
Black and White Cat translated Wang Xiao feng's collection of Xinhua Daily's headline 60 years ago, which shows the Chinese communist party's belief in democracy and human rights in the past.
China and Hong Kong: Views on Gaza Conflicts
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
Andrea from T-salon translated a tweet that tells various turning points in China history in relation to socialism and capitalism.