Latest posts by John Kennedy from April, 2007
Google seizes up before any results appear in a search for 'Celil,' 'Canada' (in Chinese) and '2007,' fitting given that a proxified search turns up no Chinese language media reports from websites that can be readily viewed within China. It's a different story, as usual, for a Google search which includes the word blog.
While most Chinese shared the horror and grief following the slayings at Virginia Tech, one prominent blogger asks why so little attention was paid to two similar tragedies which also took place this week in China.
Late last month, a husband-wife migrant laborer couple from China's poverty-stricken Henan province working in Beijing killed themselves, leaving two teenage children to fend for themselves. Last week, Beijing-based Sohu blogger Li Yuanyuan took her camera and went to the younger child's school to see how the community has reacted.
With all the blogging and reporting that's been done on the now-infamous nailhouse, Davesgonechina takes a long look back—two, actually—and still finds many unanswered questions.
Late last year blogger Joi Ito brought us a post on the Chiba Newtown Chuo, a “designed from scratch community in the middle of nowhere near my house.” This week he brings us photos.
In light of today's meeting between Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, ROK Drop blogger GI Korea asks if 2,300 Korean businessmen might be able to do more for the Arab nation right now than the same number of Korean soldiers in ‘Less Zaytun, More Hyundai‘.
Ongoing election bloggage from the eponymously-named debito blogger: “Read on to hear about a naturalized Korean-Japanese’s campaign for a prefectural seat in Osaka, campaigning his Korean roots overtly.“
As if the powerhouse China Law Blog weren't enough, now there's the new Japan Law Blog. Via gen at the Gen Kanai weblog.
K. M. Lawson at Frog in a Well blogs on fascinating ongoing research into captured North Korean documents dating back to the regime's early years and the Korean War.
Plenty of discussion on ComingAnarchy blogger Curzon's ‘Japan Roundup‘ post this week looking at three current stories: the fading popularity of Shintaro Ishihara, the recently-reelected governor of Tokyo, the hot-button issue of WWII comfort women, and navy officer's possible leak of information related to Japan's missile defense program.
In an age of declining numbers of English-language foreign correspondents, the few remaining in Shanghai are making the most of the moment, the latest in a series of related posts from Shanghai-based Dutch China consultant and China Herald blogger Fons Tuinstra.
In case you think a salaryman is the person in the accounting department on whose best side you want to be, the an englishman in osaka blogger brings us photos and metered prose that might clear things up.
Via China Digital Times, Roland Soong at EastSouthWestNorth translates a report from Southern Weekend looking at the spread of the illegal “Mark 6″ lottery throughout Southern China.
Professional Chinese athletes are known to undergo some of the toughest training regimens in the world, but does this prepare them for post-competition careers? Roland Soong at EastSouthWestNorth translates a recent post from marathoner-turned-blogger Ai Dongmei, “If my child wants to be an athlete, I'll break her legs first.”
Google got some positive bloggage of its recently-released Chinese-language input software, and then Chinese bloggers discovered some impropriety in the program code, leading to Google's apology.
Imagethief blogger Will Moss writes of plans to end his career as the Little Red Blog columnist for tech news website CNET next month: “China geeks with a writing jones who are interested in carrying the torch should get in touch.”
Pro State In Flames blogger Moogee writes yesterday of a freeway roadblock in Hebei province's Dingzhou village which allegedly lasted forty minutes, led to a 500 vehicle-long traffic jam and disrupted train service. [zh]
Did you know Lhasa, capital of Tibet, has its own gay bar? Gay bloggers too. Via Jeremy Goldkorn at Danwei, that and more from Fridae.com correspondent Dinah Gardner.
Blogger and Life Weekly editor looks back at another renowned cultural critic—Wang Xiaobo, on the tenth anniversary of Xiaobo's death, how he relates to works from someone a generation older than him, and how Xiaobo ended up on the cover of Life Weekly. [zh]
Kaiser Kuo, strategy director at Ogilvy China blogs on a recent meeting with two stylish Greenpeace campaigners and their plans to “promote green consciousness” at the Midi Music Festival in Beijing next month.
In November last year, construction began on a chemical plant in Haicang district, located on Xiamen island in the capital of Southwestern China's Fujian province, slated to produce the solvent toluene, terephthalic acid, benzene and, for example, an expected annual output of 800,000 tons of the toxic para-xylene which, according...