News From Chinese Blogosphere

Bush Visit: Geogrge W. Bush, president of United States, visited China from Dec. 20th and met with Chinese leaders, talking about issues like trade and religious freedom. A Chinese journalist who participated in the welcome ceremony in a church posted on his blog about Bush titled “Bush's Hairy Hands” (in ZH) and ESWN translated the article. Danwei also have reviewed his visit and rounded up the official media stories.

HuYaobang: Dec 20th is the 100th anniversary of Huyaobang’s birthday, the former president of communist party of china in mid 1980s, who has been often connected to the Tiananmen Protest in 1989 and thus a subject to media censorship. The CPC choose to have a official memorial service dedicated to him. Most people regard this as a possibly good step toward political reform.

Podcast Map: Podlook, the largest podcast directory website in China has set up a map of Chinese podcaster using the great tools of Google Maps API. If you are a podcaster, please sign up for a membership in the website and then you can submit your location so that everybody can see where you are. Also a contest named “The Best Chinese Podcast in 2005” is under way. They will begin voting in December.

Blogosphere Marriage: Welleway(in ZH) reported that he found two bloggers are going to be married after they met and fell in love with each other on MSN Space. In the invitation (in ZH) the to-be husband invited others to take part in his so-called “Blog Marriage Ceremony”.

DW Weblog Awards winner: The winner for best Chinese journalist blog was “Milk Massage”, a blog written by a famous journalist Wangxiaofeng. His major writing style is mixed with satire and entertainment.

Blogger Hack: Webleon is now writing a series of life-hacking posts (in ZH), instructing on how to use the popular blog hosting service Blogger, powered by Google. However its Blogspot domain is still blocked in China in many parts of China.


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