John Kennedy · June, 2007

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

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Latest posts by John Kennedy from June, 2007

China: Bloggers take on drugs

  28 June 2007

June 26 was the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, how did your local blogsphere cover it? China took an integrated approach this year: celebrities, posters, online video, petitions and coverage of a public trial of convicted traffickers.

China: Nailhouse 2: Residents fight back

  23 June 2007

Unlike the Chongqing Nailhouse which was demolished earlier this year, some residents of an entire nailbuilding in eastern China came to an impasse with police this past week; blogger photos and accounts from the scene suggest they won't be leaving without a fight.

China: Chen Guangcheng beaten, on hunger strike

  19 June 2007

It's Dragon Boat time, nearly a year to the day since blind reproductive rights advocate Chen Guangcheng was taken in by police, and civil rights blogger Hu Jia makes his blogging return with news that Chen has been beaten while in prison.

China: “Won't Sell Even If It Kills Me”

  13 June 2007

China has gone crazy for diverse portfolio capitalism—literally, in the case of one investor who couldn't get online to check his stocks when values dipped last week. Count on netizens, however, to find the humor in it all.

China: Flickr filtered

  7 June 2007

The distinct 2.0ness with which an unprecedented environmental protest was carried out last week in southern China's seaside Xiamen city seems to have resulted, as of June 7, in the service of two websites key to the exclusive blog coverage of the event being disrupted:, where live updates from...

China: Disgruntled students tear up campus

  3 June 2007

Another search on Chinese video sharing site Tudou for the word protest today brings this video uploaded May 24 and entitled ‘Xinhua Adult Education Institute, Students Cheated, Protest!’ in which students can be seen blocking a road and traffic backed up into the background: Which led to this video of...

China: Liveblogging from ground zero

  1 June 2007

Seeing all the media censorship regarding the controversy over a toxic and risky chemical plant in the works, Bullog bloggers didn't just write about it every day. They went down to the resulting protest and live-blogged it.

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