John Kennedy · December, 2006

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

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Latest posts by John Kennedy from December, 2006

China: Cops and bikers

  29 December 2006

Guangzhou, China's third largest city just a few hours north of Hong Kong, is the last major city to do away with motorbikes, effective January 1, 2007, in a move aimed at tackling pollution, traffic congestion and, more seriously, the high levels of street crime for which Guangzhou and a...

China: Ping…ping…pfft

  27 December 2006

The earthquake near Taiwan last night which snapped six underwater internet cables, seems to have left a large part of Asia, particularly the Northeast, struggling for an internet fix. Those with internet censorship circumvention tools (proxies) already installed on their computers seem to be doing a little better, but for...

China: Nary Xmas?

  23 December 2006

A group of PhD students at several of China's biggest and best universities came together last week to release a letter calling for Chinese to boycott Christmas—a holiday they see as representing waning interest in traditional Chinese culture—and all the rest of non-native cultural trends. Presumably not a very popular...

China: I have no legs

  10 December 2006

A lump of coal would actually come in handy for the cold souls in Petitioner Village this winter, judging from the stories told in The China Next Door, a photo montage posted at Beijing-based journalist Huang Zhangjin's Bokee blog, since deleted, but safe at his space. 当你翻到本页时,相信你的眼光一定会在这里长久停留。这里的人你一定见过,当你急匆匆走过地下铁的通道,当你到某个政府办公楼去办事,也许某个角落就有他们的身影,他们在你不经意的余光里,在你匆匆的惊诧里。 他们是长久哀怨、悲愤的一群人,他们因某一意外而改变了人生轨迹,奔波于故乡和大都市,顽强地追逐一个说法、一个公正的梦想。他们是固执而又乐观的人群,他们日复一日地失望,年复一年地坚持,始终坚守着我们民族几千年来对”青天”和”人间自有公道”的一线信仰。 As...

China: Beijing bloggers drop the ball?

  7 December 2006

There's been a lot of response to police in the southern city of Shenzhen‘s decision late last month to put two hundred men and women arrested in connection with prostitution on display in the middle of a major intersection for public humiliation. For most bloggers, the questions an act like...

China: A silent protest

  3 December 2006

Problems seem to keep coming for residents of Huacao township in the outskirts of Shanghai's Minxing district. Reports in mainland media from over two years ago [zh] show that after years of anticipation, villagers had still yet to be compensated for the sale of their land, despite the local government...

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