11 September 2005

Stories from 11 September 2005

China: War atrocities

  11 September 2005

Bingfeng points to a Chinese-language discussion of Japanese wartime atrocities. He compares Chinese historical memories of the Rape of Nanking to Japanese historical memories of Hiroshima, and asks: is Hiroshima nuke fabricated by Japanese? (Warning: very disturbing descriptions.)

China: Overseas Democratic Movement

  11 September 2005

ESWN has a scathing post titled The Tragicomedy of the Overseas Chinese Democratic Movement in which he reproduces an interview with a former movement member who has grown very cynical.

China: Rich vs. Poor

  11 September 2005

ESWN translates a Chinese newspaper article on The Most Popular Forum Post Ever In China: an internet-bulletin board discussion thread which exposed the strong emotions held by many Chinese over the growing gulf between rich and poor.

Malaysia: SMS bankruptcy

  11 September 2005

Brand New Malaysian is concerned about the social implications of SMS polling by TV shows, because people with low incomes are hemmoraging money in order to vote for their favorite TV idols.

China: Yahoo! furore

  11 September 2005

T-Salon is sickened by Yahoo!'s behavior in China after it helped Chinese police convict journalist Shi Tao. Angry Chinese Blogger points out that the internal government circular Shi Tao was jailed for revealing included statements such as: “Resolutely never express any opinions that are not consistent with the central (Government’s)...

From the Jordanian Blogosphere

  11 September 2005

On International Affairs: On the Jordanian blogging front, talk related to Katarina can still be heard. Jameed mentions an opinion that suggests that the focus on looting by “violent gangs” was a means “to divert attention from the total collapse of the infrastructure and the criminally irresponsible relief effort”. He...

Images from Brazil: Senators accused of being “Liars”

  11 September 2005

“On my mind …” by D.R. Lynch The graffiti on the wall, found in Buenos Aires, but equally applicable to current day Brazil, reads “Senators, Thieves!” In the caption, D.R. Lynch, from São Paulo, Brazil says: What can I say about Brazilian politics lately? At first, a lot of us...

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