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John Kennedy · October, 2006

Former Chinese Language Editor for Global Voices Online, living in Hong Kong.

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Latest posts by John Kennedy from October, 2006

31 October 2006

China: Writings on the walls

Back in the day, big character posters were mostly used for vile purposes, so when they started popping up recently on shop fronts in a remote corner of China's Yunnan...

24 October 2006

China: Good cop/bad cop

A story shared by A-list blogger-journalist Huang Tingzi (黄亭子) about an engineering student recruited by Chinese cops on his campus who—along with four colleagues—one day finds himself quite a bit...

21 October 2006

China: Botched jobs

‘Yes, journalists in China do have it rough,’ Bullog blogger Siyi says back to a recent BBC article, ‘but we're not all the innocent victims that you seem to think’...

18 October 2006

China: Where my Nobels at?

When one of the best writers in the country flees, is asked not to come back and then wins a Nobel prize in literature while in exile, would it be...

14 October 2006

China: Let your photos do the talking

While dealing with blocked pages and filter-trigger keywords can get pretty annoying on the wrong side of the internet, for bloggers in China who want some discussion on, say, the...

11 October 2006

China: Youth, too much free time

Obscurity is here to stay for the residents of a distant northern Chinese town, it seems, judging from a post this week from Chongqing-based blogger-journalist Ran Yunfei. 中国的县之多,从未听说过某一县,当然不足为奇。比如山西的方山县,我就从未听说过。但最近这个县的县委书记张国彪来了个铁腕政策,打着为保护未成年学生的幌子,关掉该县县城所有网吧,干涉商人经商之自由,以及人们了解信息之自由。还被许多人赞美,这真是滑天下之大稽。 There are...

8 October 2006

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...

4 October 2006

China: Media literacy, meetings, Macau, memories and mooncakes

Do Chinese police see bloggers as some sort of criminal element? Blogging undisturbed nearly requires a mastermind these days, and it's getting worse. Liu Di (刘荻), aka Stainless Steel Mouse,...

1 October 2006

China: Blogger-poets

In Qian Zhongshu‘s (钱钟书) 1947 novel Fortress Besieged (围城), one of the greatest works of twentieth-century Chinese literature, protagonist Fang Hung-chien attempts to build a career with a fake degree...

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