John Kennedy · October, 2007

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

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Latest posts by John Kennedy from October, 2007

China: Province scraps Hukou system

  30 October 2007

Jeremy Goldkorn at Danwei with breaking news of southwestern Yunnan province's plans to abandon the hukou system, implemented in the 1950s, making it the first province in China to do so: “This is significant news. The hukou system is one of the biggest problems migrant workers face in getting urban...

China: Rules of Olympic engagement

  28 October 2007

Leading Hong Kong Democrat Martin Lee calls for increased dialogue on China's human rights record as the Olympics approach and gets labeled a traitor, quite possibly due mainly to a mistranslation which some are saying is too large to have been an accident.

China: Official excess met with humor, scorn, death threats

  26 October 2007

Bloggers for some reason kept mostly or dead quiet about the 17th Party Congress while it was being held during the third week of this month, and now that it's over, blog posts on the subject are being deleted even before they get published [zh]. A chance for bloggers to...

China: Cop catches suspect using Google Earth

  21 October 2007

When border cops couldn't find one suspected human smuggler, blogs GSeeker's Ken Wong, they went knocking on the door of one local police officer who uses Google Earth to keep tabs on all local villagers.

China: Tough blogging the Communist Congress

  16 October 2007

The largest of many white elephants in China's blogsphere, bloggers for whom the Seventeenth National Communist Party Congress is too good to pass up on, in absence of text-based information regarding what's going on inside, have instead made a mashup using limited television coverage, MSN Messenger, humor and more.

China: Freak rain floods Hangzhou

  11 October 2007

Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province is home to the Qiantang River, which each year plays host to the world's largest tidal bore; large enough that it occasionally washes bore-watchers away when it comes. This year's bore has come and gone, but the biggest water story in Hangzhou this season...

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