· October, 2007

Stories about China from October, 2007

Hong Kong: Foreign Intervention

  18 October 2007

Legislator and the founding member of Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, Tsang Yok-sing, comments on the China President Hu Jintao's report on the 17 party congress regarding foreign intervention in Hong Kong (zh). And he specifically points out the Hong Kong office of National Democratic...

China: Youtube Blocked

  18 October 2007

Several sources seem to confirm that youtube has been blocked in China. Ken Wong noticed that the blocking happened soon (one day) after youtube launched its traditional Chinese version (zh). Transpacifica has also confirmed the blocking of youtube.

China: Why Focus on Clapping?

  17 October 2007

Liu Xiao-yuan wondered while mainstream media in China was interested in how many times people clapped during Hu Jintao's speech in 17th Party Congress (zh). The blogger criticized such kind of formalism in China politics. His original post was deleted in sina (zh) while there is no problem in posting...

China: Reporting 17 Party Congress

  17 October 2007

Rose Liu compared reporters’ concern on the 17th Party Congress (zh): western media's concern is more substantial than Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau's media. The former pay attention to economic and political reform, while the latter concerned about Hong Kong and Macau policy… as for me, I felt that the...

China: Depoliticalization

  17 October 2007

Rensj669 from Tianya (via 1510) commented that depoliticalization is the governing politics of the present day China: When people have given up politics, they don't concern about social environment and humanitarian issue anymore. We work for the present, without dreaming for a more ideal future (zh).

China: Gamer flag controversy

  16 October 2007

Liu You-chen, a Taiwanese E-sport player, suddenly displayed a Republic of China flag while he accepted a bronze medal at the award ceremony of World Cyber Games (WCG) 2007, which took place in Seattle USA. The actions immediately infuriated the players like Sha Junchun (aka PJ) and Li Xiaofeng (aka...

China: Right to Express

  16 October 2007

Liu Xiao yuan noticed that a new term “right to express” appeared in the 17th party congress (zh). He pointed out the existing Chinese constitution has ensured freedom of speech, yet in reality, it is a sensitive issue. The blogger suggested that in order to protect the “right to express”...

China: 40 Million Stock Investors

  16 October 2007

Zhou Mingshing blogs about the implication of 40 million stock investors in China (zh). It is obviously that China economy is undergoing rapid transformation. The new economy required rational investors and good legal system, both are not yet well-developed.

China: Tough blogging the Communist Congress

  16 October 2007

The largest of many white elephants in China's blogsphere, bloggers for whom the Seventeenth National Communist Party Congress is too good to pass up on, in absence of text-based information regarding what's going on inside, have instead made a mashup using limited television coverage, MSN Messenger, humor and more.

China: Record Sale of Contemporary Painting

  16 October 2007

Kenneth Tan from Shanghaiist reports on the record sale of contemporary Chinese painting in London. One of the painting is titled as Execution. The Beijing based artist, Yue Minjun, insists his painting should not be seen as depicting that unspeakable event of 1989.

China: No PC Allowed

  15 October 2007

Several universities in Mainland China has forbidden university first year students from bringing their personal computers to the classroom in order to stop them from playing computer game in the classroom. Xuexheshidai points out (zh)that some universities in the U.S would sponsor students to have their own PC. The blogger...

Japan: Blog Action Day

  15 October 2007

James from Japan Probe joined the Blog Action Day by posting on an environmental experiment on Beijing pollution problem.

China: Fragile Morality

  13 October 2007

A young man fought for justice alone but received a buffet, other 60 passengers ignoring the tragedy; after Pengyu case, no people dare to help an old man, leaving him lying alone on the ground. What is wrong with our modern society? Have people to be apathetic to survive? Report on two moral-related cases leads you into discussions of our fragile morality.

Free Speech Roundup: China, UAE, Jordan, Iran and more

  12 October 2007

Two interesting documents related to Internet censorship and circumvention were published recently: “Everyone's Guide to By-Passing Internet Censorship for Citizens Worldwide”, released by The University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab and a “Journey to the Heart of Internet censorship” in China, released by RSF and Chinese Human Rights Defenders, and written by an anonymous Chinese technician. In Jordan sending emails and writing online poems can send you to jail. And, is Facebook blocked in the United Arab Emirates?

China: Freak rain floods Hangzhou

  11 October 2007

Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province is home to the Qiantang River, which each year plays host to the world's largest tidal bore; large enough that it occasionally washes bore-watchers away when it comes. This year's bore has come and gone, but the biggest water story in Hangzhou this season...

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