Stories from 4 April 2011
India: Billions Celebrate Cricket World Cup Victory
On Saturday, 2nd April 2011, India's cricket team - the Men in Blue created history in Mumbai's Wankhede stadium when they beat Sri Lanka by six wickets to triumphantly lift the cricket World Cup trophy. We bring you images that capture the mood of the jubilant team and their fans.
China: GFW Founder's Speech
Don Weinland from China Digital Times has translated the Chinese Great Firewall founder, Fang Binxing's lecture at the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. He asked the students to “meld your own growth and talent with the progress of your country and the revitalization of your nationality”.
India: Logics Against Cash Awards To Sportsmen
Indian state governments have lined up to shower cash prizes and land allocations on the members of Indian cricket team, who recently won the Cricket World Cup 2011. Nitin Pai at The Acorn is against this medieval-style patronage of sportsmen at public expense.