· June, 2006

Stories about Hong Kong (China) from June, 2006

Hong Kong: Shopping technocrats

  30 June 2006

Given that many goods can be found at lower prices in Hong Kong than in mainland China, is it a surprise that the Flagrant Harbour blogger would bump into the Communist Party of China fourth in command Jia Qinglin's entourage in a shopping mall during the leader's visit there this...

China: Revolution’s victims’ stories blogged, not forgotten (2/4)

  22 June 2006

Chinese blogger-journalist Ran Yunfei (冉云飞) has spent a large part of his life researching the stories of those painted, purged and persecuted as right wing elements during China's Cultural Revolution; unable to have the stories published in any official media, he's turned to his own well-known blog. Early last month...

Hong Kong: woman's sense of security

  20 June 2006

Florence in Over the Rainbow asks in her post what were you (woman) doing when you were 25/26? and what would you be doing when you were 46? how can woman cultivate a sense of security by themselves? (zh)

Hong Kong: Stephen Hawking visit

  18 June 2006

Last week Stephen Hawking visited Hong Kong, there were much discussion among local bloggers. Diumanpark criticizes Hong Kong Government did not arrange proper reception to Hawking, while if Bill Gates came, the Chief Excecutive would have rushed to the airport (zh). Miss Lee in Summer comments that the local news...

Hong Kong: debate over questionable poll

  14 June 2006

The Commerical Radio in Hong Kong launched a questionable poll on “the female artists they would most like to indecently assault” and resulted in a joint protest by woman organizations. The poll was eventually banned and the programme were suspended for two months. It resulted in an online petition against...

Taiwan: ipod sweatshop

  14 June 2006

The breaking news of ipod sweatshop in China has been picked up by Taiwan Citizen journalism (zh) website Coolloud as the contracting company Foxconn (registered in Hong Kong) is owned by a Taiwanese multi-national corporate Hon Hai. According to the report workers work 15 hours a week while earning USD...

Global Food Blog Report #21

  11 June 2006

#1: After almost a month her blog vanished without reasonable explanation, Chef Ines Peña from Caracas, Venezuela is back with her brand new and improved creation: Apuntes de Cocina. Lets head over to her blog and cheer her up a little for her perseverance and the love to share her...

Hong Kong: Chinese author porn

  9 June 2006

Roland Soong at EastSouthWestNorth translates an essay making waves on a Chinese BBS recently written by a woman calling herself the Franz Kafka of China. In a bid to draw readers to her works, Daiqin (黛秦) provided some illustrations: photos of her naked and in a bra. Readership rocketed.

Hong Kong: Bus Uncle attacked

  7 June 2006

Bus Uncle, whose rise to infamy was aided largely by the translations of EastSouthWestNorth blogger Roland Soong is, as seen in Soong's most recent post on the subject, starting to see his fortunes turn. Soong translates: “Bus Uncle was assaulted in Mongkok when four people charged into the restaurant where...

Hong Kong: Tiananmen killings bloggage

  7 June 2006

A link to Youtube video from Sunday's candlelight vigil in Hong Kong's Victoria Park on Sunday at Nathan's n8ma blog here. The vigil commemorated the killing of peacefully-protesting students, workers and citizens of Beijing seventeen years ago; link to a newscast from the time here. Wrapping up the related bloggage...

Hong Kong: Tiananmen vigil

  7 June 2006

Photos from Sunday's candlelight vigil in Hong Kong's Victoria Park can be found here at Hong Kong Digital Vision blog. Sunday marks the seventeenth anniversary of the day China's People's Liberation Army opened fire on tens of thousands of peacefully-protesting students, workers and locals in the Chinese capitol.

Hong Kong: Chinese rule beneficial?

  5 June 2006

Has being handed over to China been good for Hong Kong or not? Simon at Simon World takes a swing at this complicated question in ‘China's Rule of Hong Kong.’ In the 10 years since China took over, the city has had the Asia crisis, Tung Chee-hwa, the Article 23...