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8 October 2006

Stories from 8 October 2006

China and Taiwan: media star map

ESWN translates an articles written by Chang Shi-kuo on the transition of Chinese media as represented by a star map.

China: bilingual photo blog

Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei's blog is now turning into a bilingual photo blog, run by a team. The blog's propaganda statement is here.

China: internationalization of movie

Feng Xiao-kang's latest movie “the Banquet” is aiming at the international market, with many international stars, such as Zhang Ziyi. However, local responses of the movie have been rather negative....

China: celebrating national day

Absurd fool at interlocals.net reports about the politics of consumption during the national day holiday; Joel Martinsen in DANWEI translates a blog post on “National day in the age of...

China: web design

Lyn Jeffery compares English and Chinese web design in Virtual China.

Let's Go Save the Poor Congolese

At his blog, Alain Mabanckou, a Congolese writer living in California, gives a rather comic account of a conversation he had with his landlady after she sees a story on...

Haze in South East Asia

Singapore, parts of Malaysia and Indonesia are hit by haze arising from illegal bush fires in Indonesia. These fires are started by farmers during the dry season to clear land...

Russia: Anna Politkovskaya's Murder

Anna Politkovskaya, a Russian journalist famous for her critical coverage of Chechnya and Vladimir Putin's policies, was shot to death in Moscow Saturday. Russian-language blogs are awash in speculation on...

Turkey: Insulting Turkishness

Confronting old Greek and Turkish historical tensions crosses the Atlantic as Amerikan Turk illustrates.

Turkey is Typing: Food Blogs

Welcome to the Turkish food blogs edition. Today I would like to cover what I see is the top 10 of Turkish Food blogs in Turkish and English. As of...

Kenya: Nairobi International Trade Fair

A Kenyan blogger attends the Nairobi International Trade Fair, “Things have changed. First of all this show is not exclusively about agriculture. Today I learnt how to get online using...

Africa: rice and neo-colonialism

What has rice got to do with neo-colonialism in Africa? Mining Exploration has the answer: “Africa is home to 8% of the world’s oil reserves, which has prompted Beijing to...

Nigeria: if you can walk, you can dance

If you can walk, you can dance. Watch these videos of Nigerian kids celebrating birthday party.

Nigeria: Jay Z in Nigeria

Is Jay Z ripping off Nigerians? My Random Thoughts Daily writes, “Even when he played Wembley a couple of weeks ago the maximum ticket price was about £60. Why are...

China: Fifty-three things you may not know

As if learning Chinese wasn't hard enough, did you know that all bloggers in China are security encryption experts? ‘An effective way to visit Wikipedia’ [zh]—which is blocked in China—from...

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