John Kennedy · September, 2007

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

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Latest posts by John Kennedy from September, 2007

China: Bloggers side with Burmese monks

  28 September 2007

Chinese government talk of non-intervention in the violent crushing of democracy protests this week in the Myanmar capital Yangon hasn't resonated much with a number of high-profile Chinese bloggers, with several taking the risk of openly joining the Red Shirt for Burma campaign and calling for their readers to do the same.

China: On the tazing

  20 September 2007

Actually, as with almost everything major that happens in America—even Michelle Malkin has multiple Chinese names—people from all corners of China have seen and heard all about Don't Tase Me Bro! Internet news and blogging crossover site Netease has a unique function where all commenters are identified by region, and...

China: Blogs ground down as National Congress gears up

  16 September 2007

The best approach the government was able to come up with to address any issues anyone might want to talk about as the Seventeenth National Congress draws closer was to pull the plug on entire IDCs. Tens of thousands of blogs gone already and still a month to go.

China: Violent BBQ crackdown backfires

  5 September 2007

City administration officials in Chongqing attacked an illegal barbecue vendor, then the massive crowd which had formed attacked them, setting fire to the officials' vehicle; the riot squad was called in and the conflict went on into the early morning.

China: Charity pulled for thankless poor students

  2 September 2007

A lot of embarrassed discussion has come out of the scandal this past week which many are calling CharityGate (慈善门), when five of the nineteen lower-income university students sponsored by an impromptu charity group consisting of twenty-two businesswomen in Xiangfan, Hubei province had their second year of funding cut as...

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