20 August 2007

Stories from 20 August 2007

Hong Kong: Right to Sunshine

  20 August 2007

Ben ng criticized the design of Screen-style buildings in Hong Kong from the view point of right to Sunshine. In recent years, Taiwan and China have passed law to protect such right (zh).

China: Olympic Stadium Designer Boycotts Opening

  20 August 2007

The Designer of Olympic Stadium (so called Bird nest), Ai Wei Wei, announced that he won't attend the Beijing Olympic Opening because the Olympic has turned into a political propaganda (zh). – more from Chen Lei gang.

China: New Web Vocabularies

  20 August 2007

Josie Liu from China in Transition blogs about the documentation of new web vocabularies by Ministry of Education. However, many netizens found themselves nearly illiterate in front of a list of new vocabulary.

China: Cold Water Over the Hot Market

  20 August 2007

Recently Shenzhen's stock market’ value has reached RMB20,000 billions. Mr zhang pointed out that within 2 years, the market has increased 6 times and last year China's GDP was just RMB21,000 billions. All the figures are pointing to an overheated market. Worse still, the market is comprised of only 30%...

China: Independent Films

  20 August 2007

Mary Ann O'Donnell blogs a weekend party among independent films makers in Shenzhen. There were six independent films presented in the “old man party“.

China: Bridge Disaster News Report Banned

  20 August 2007

The collapse of bridge near Phoenix (Fenghuang) town (a touristic site in Southern China) has leaded to the death of 47 rural workers. It is believed that the disaster was deal to the corruption of local authority. News report has been banned. AHQ Weekly is spoofing the story to protest...

Hong Kong: Construction Workers’ Strike

  20 August 2007

In 1997, the daily salary of metal workers in construction site is HKD1,200 (USD150), today it is less that HKD600. Workers from Southeast Asia are even less. More than a thousand metal workers have been striking for 13 days to demand for an increase of daily salary to HKD950. Citizen...

Jamaica: Relief for Dean Victims

  20 August 2007

Geoffrey Philp's Blogspot reports that Jamaicans living in South Florida are preparing to “rush donations and other relief to the island” in the wake of Hurricane Dean.

Dominica: Dean Aftermath

  20 August 2007

Living Dominica, seeds of a madness flower and Steve's Dominica all blog about the aftermath of Hurricane Dean in the nature isle.

Barbados, Cuba: Castro Rumours

  20 August 2007

According to Barbados Free Press, the blogosphere is “going wild on ‘Castro Dead’ rumour”, while Blog For Cuba says, “If you want us to believe he's alive, prove it.”

Caribbean: Indigenous Percentage

  20 August 2007

“I would hate to be a 12 percent American Indian in a debate about indigenous issues with a 13 percent American Indian,” writes Maximilian C. Forte of The CAC Review, as he tackles the issue of DNA testing to determine indigenous cultural identity.

Barbados, Jamaica, Cayman Islands: Dean Update

  20 August 2007

Even as the storm heads towards the Cayman Islands, My Barbados Blog has a comprehensive updates on Hurricane Dean and its impact on Jamaica, while Notes from the Margin estimates the closest approach of the storm.

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