John Kennedy · November, 2006

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

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Latest posts by John Kennedy from November, 2006

China: Queer blogs for the straight eye

  30 November 2006

There hasn't been a terrible lot happening in China lately that could be filed under ltgbq news. There's been stories of a lesbian hotline in Beijing, the opening of the country's first university campus queer club, and the usual excitement over pro-gay marriage politician and public intellectual Li Yinhe‘s latest...

China: What pols blog, where subways end

  26 November 2006

Hexun blogger Guan Jiantao on a city in eastern China's Jiangsu province, where twelve senior government leaders were told to take up blogging, in their own names, following the flood of feedback to municipal Party Secretary Zhang Shixin's recent blog post, in which he criticized the hygiene, spitting, littering, picking...

China: India

  22 November 2006

Been a busy week for Chinese President Hu Jintao, first in Vietnam and now in India, and just what for? asks Hexun blogumnist Liu Dingcai: 胡哥访印度可以学什么 What can big brother Hu learn in India? 中国国家主席胡锦涛11月20日抵达印度首都新德里,开始对印度进行国事访问;21日胡锦涛在新德里海德拉巴宫同印度总理曼莫汉&S226;辛格举行会谈,双方就发展中印战略合作伙伴关系达成重要共识。(据《人民日报》) China's national chairman Hu Jintao arrived in the Indian capitol New Delhi on November 20...

China: Put the E back in APEC

  19 November 2006

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum came to a harmonious enough end this Sunday with all twenty-one member nations agreeing to renew calls for North Korea to put an end to its nuclear plans and key player China putting its weight behind the pledge. Chinese bloggers, however, seem to have...

China: Touchy topics

  15 November 2006

BBS forums used to be the venue of choice to make oneself seen and heard in the Chinese blogsphere, until blogs came along and most of the biggest and best BBS names took their reputations and readers and set up their own spaces. While BBSes, some in blog+BBS hybrid form,...

China: Where democracy lies

  12 November 2006

With the election of Beijing Communists to the Party‘s National People's Congress (NPC) having taken place this past Wednesday, here's but a handful of the thousands of follow-up blog posts containing words such as democracy, election, revolution and more: “If I had the right to elect the deputies to the...

China: Best of the blocked

  8 November 2006

Nominations for this year's Best of the Blogs have been set and votes can be cast now. Here's part of 23 year-old nominee Zeng Jinyan‘s—her MSN Spaces blog has been blocked in China since late summer—thank you post [zh] from earlier this week: 在旅行中,10月28日我看见德国之声工作人员发给我关于BOBs的电子邮件,才得知自己被提名为记者无疆界特别奖。时间匆忙,当时并没有多注意,觉得中国比我有勇气、有良知又有文笔的人多的是,被提名者肯定不少。甚至怀疑德国之声搞错了,呵呵。 In the midst of travelling, it...

China: Paint the city black

  3 November 2006

Being winter there aside, can you imagine the capitol of China adorned with a Tarzan theme? The Beijing Summit & Third Ministerial Conference of Forum on China-Africa Cooperation is underway this weekend, and here is what some bloggers had to say: Shmily @ 中非合作论坛北京峰会暨第三届部长级会议于11月1日在北京开幕了,坐在车上看着街上那红红的中国结、五彩的旗帜、友好的标语、喜庆的灯笼,突然有种声音自心而起,向每一根毛细血管漫延:我生活在北京,这里是中国的首都。呵呵······看着那相距不足百米即可相视而望的武警官兵,我也告诉自己:这就是北京,一个有着浓浓政治色彩的都市。 The Beijing Summit & Third...

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