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· August, 2006

Stories about Hong Kong (China) from August, 2006

Hong Kong: Jimmy Wales

Chiao blogs his eat-eat-talk-talk conversation with Jimmy Wales and briefly discusses about future development of the very young wiki community in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong and Macau: Monopoly money

Simon World has an interesting posts on the monoploy of gambling industry in Hong Kong and Macau: You hear that, you nasty Americans? Stanley's going to call on Beijing to...

Hong Kong: Chinese wikimedia conference

Last weekend (August 26-27), the Chinese wikimedia conference was held in Hong Kong. The two-day conference included a keynote address by Mr Jimmy Wales, founder and chairman of the Board...

China: cultural history

Mary Ann O'donnell writes a brief introduction of xin'an county and nine streets museum to show the cultural historical link between Hong Kong and Shenzhen.

Hong Kong: writing letters to our childhood

A collective blog, More than one, is inviting bloggers to write a letter to their childhood (zh) . In a few days, there are more than 24 bloggers join the...

Hong Kong: opium history

Dave and Stefan blogs a historical legal document showing the history of opium importation from 1908-1942 in Hong Kong.

China: play and wan

Maryannodonnell explores the meaning of “wan” (play) in Chinese via her experience in Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park.

Hong Kong: bloggers invaded mainstream?

Sidekick comments that bloggers has invaded mainstream newspapers (zh), while, Florence from Over the rainbow notices that there are more and more mainstream reporters in Hong Kong getting their information...

China: the benefit of piracy

Danwei posts the an article, Necessary Evil? Piracy offers Chinese an unprecedented window to the Western world, by Kaiser Kuo. Kuo is a co-founded China's first heavy metal band, Tang...

Hong Kong: Internet Stories

ESWN translates Apple Daily‘s Sunday features on what the hot issues are in Hong Kong Internet.

Hong Kong: taxation

Simon blogs about the government proposal of goods and services tax (GST): “endless TV ads extolling the virtues of the GST, dressed up as a public service announcement…how much taxpayer...

Hong Kong: dead of intellectual newspapers

Richael Li finally bought up to 50% of Hong Kong Economic Journal. Following ESWN's earlier post analysizing media conditions in Hong Kong, duke of Aberdeen shares with ESWN's optimism that...

Hong Kong: mainstream media's choice

Learnedfriend wrote a citizen report in comparing the two demonstrations he had attended and helped organized in the past few days (zh). One was a series of anti-war protests...

Hong Kong: domestic helpers

BWG comments on the exploitation of domestic helpers in Hong Kong by employers and recruitment agences.

Hong Kong: blog research

Moluiology comments on a award winning research done by a professor in Hong Kong University claiming that blog can become a platform for hate speech. Moluilogy disagrees and points out...

Hong Kong: lights out

Last night local environmental organizations jointly launched the light outs campaign in Hong Kong; the big white guy comments that “it turns out the power companies has nothing to fear...

China: Lebanon

ESWN has a partial translations of a blog post from Hong Kong and an essay by a famous mainland Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo to show the readers what are the...

Hong Kong: Typhoon

Typhoon Prapiroon has just left Hong Kong. Weatherblogger analyzes the figures and criticises the Hong Kong Obersevatory's signal 3 warning. The Typhoon was much stronger, however, “the Obersevatory had quoted...

Hong Kong: Hong Kong Media at the Crossroads

ESWN puts together Rebecca Mackinnon's recent move to Hong Kong and the selling of Hong Kong Economic Journal to Richard Li for an indepth discussion on Hong Kong media conditions....

Hong Kong: WHO

China government nominated former Hong Kong government official Dr. Margaret Chan to be the Chief of World Health Organization because of her experience in fighting SARS in Hong Kong. However,...

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