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Podcast: Chinese bloggers interview each other

HaxiChinese blogger Haxi (left) has interviewed the Hangzhou-based blogger, Leylop (right), one of the early Chinese bloggers to blog in English. Here is Leylop's account of the intervew. You can listen to it here (MP3, 5MB). leylop
UPDATE: Halley Xie points out that the original interview was posted here on Chinastic.com, a site for which she is an editor.

Leylop mainly focuses on her daily life, music, culture, travels abroad, and perspective on the world as a young Chinese woman. Read her latest blog post about her job working with foreign English teachers employed to teach at summer language camps. She describes how other Chinese react to non-Chinese visitors, and how her perspective on what it means to be a “foreigner” has changed over time. As a recent college graduate, work can be an eye-opener onto the real world. She writes:

One month at work already, long enough to see the ugly sides of the society. In the office, we were doing telephone marketing, and we got unwanted calls ourselves all the time too. For instance, the biggest local TV station called us, asking if we want to get a report of the summer camp, they can send a camera man following the first day and edit it into a one-minute news and play it on prime time. Of course we need to pay for it– 8000kuai per minute. We put an ad on a very popular local newspaper, and the bonus is they'd write a 400 words news for us on their educational edition… It's disappointing to see that's how the media works. Now I've got sharper eyes when reading newspaper, I can tell there's many fake news out there. Where's the integrity of the media? The government censors the media for political reasons already, now money and market are making the situations worse.

2 comments

  • A. Smith

    China’s bloggers will play an important role in the liberation of the media and the growth of diverse outlets for information in China. However, it should be noted that thousands of monitors are employed to block individual blogs and entire blog sites from the eyes of Chinese citizens. When I was in China a few months ago, even TypePad was not accessible.

  • It’ll be greatly appreciated if the author could add a link of Chinastic.com where the interview was originally put on the Internet.

    I’m also interested in how the wma file can be transfered to mp3 and made as a podcast.

    Thank you in advance.

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