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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

28 September 2007

China: Bloggers side with Burmese monks

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...

24 September 2007

China: Traffic cops get machine guns

Traffic police in a major Chinese city have begun carrying pistols and machine guns while on the job, and netizens can't seem to think of any good reason why.

20 September 2007

China: On the tazing

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...

16 September 2007

China: Blogs ground down as National Congress gears up

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...

5 September 2007

China: Violent BBQ crackdown backfires

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...

2 September 2007

China: Charity pulled for thankless poor students

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...

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