Stories from 13 August 2006
One Man Band Width talks about his friend who travelled to China to date with a girl he encountered via internet.
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 Dynasty, in 1989.
Positive solution talks about how China Daily reports on the release of Jiang Zen-min's selected works: “There was no front page news story upon release Wednesday, in fact, there was no staff-written news story at all, rather just a small amount of the Xinhua story…”
Peijin Chen in Shanghaiist blogs about the Annual Adult Care Expo (Sexpo) in Shanghai.
William long blogs about a rumour in China internet: In China netizen cannot search “Nanjing Massarce” and “Diaoyutai” in Google search, but can reach “Senkaku Islands” (Japanese name of Diaoyutai) via the search engine. The rumour then spreads out that Google has a pro-Japan stand. It reflects the fact that...
Wang Xiaofeng blogs about the poor behaviour of Beijing people in free-ticket parks and he worries about such kind of poor culture will make all Chinese lose face during the 2008 Olympic(zh).
Gusts Of Popular Feeling has a post on the history of Seoul with some precious photos on 19 Century Namdaemun.
Darin in Occidentalism introduces a most controversal and bestselling conservative author and manga artist, Kobayashi Yoshinori.
Matt in Occidentalism brings reader's attention to the suicide of a Vietnamese woman in South Korea: “a matchmaker arranged international marriage between a 44 year old Korean man and a 21 year old Vietnamese woman has ended in suicide after 7 months.”
Adamu in Multantforg tells the readers that Yasukuni Shrine, Japan’s controversial unofficial war memorial, is having financial trouble.
ESWN translates Apple Daily‘s Sunday features on what the hot issues are in Hong Kong Internet.
ESWN blogs about another rural land dispute in China: Yanshi Incident – “ I really don't know how else to get you to understand the inhumanity of it all …“
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 money has been and will be spent on this fruitless exercise?”
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President has started his own blog in four languages. In his first post he talks about his life. On his blog the following question is asked: Do you think that the US and Israeli intention and goal by attacking Lebanon is pulling the trigger for another world...
Bahrain's Internet scene witnessed what could be described this week as ‘no step forward and 10 steps backwards!’ On Monday, newspapers reported that the Kingdom would ban Google Earth. ‘(T)he Ministry of DISinformation has instructed the Bahrain Internet Exchange to block Google Earth. Possibly because through Google Earth, the whole...
Links and headlines from two BBC Chinese stories found at the end of a post [zh] today from Blogbus blogger Boy70: The first mentions a China Eastern pilot who after flying from Shanghai to Los Angeles applied for asylum as a Falun Gong practitoner, and the second tells the story...
Watching the a newscast about the foiled bomb plot and the relative youth of the plotters, Jamaican writer Marlon James asks: “could it be that the one thing we all have in common is that we are screwing up our boys?”