John Kennedy · November, 2007

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

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Latest posts by John Kennedy from November, 2007

China: Our man in Australia?

  25 November 2007

Chinese president Hu Jintao likes Australia's new Prime Minister, who served as a diplomat to China in the 80s, so much that he invited Kevin Rudd and his family to next year's Olympics months before Rudd would go on to defeat incumbent John Howard in this past weekend's election. What...

China: Bankrupt ant farmers prepare to protest

  20 November 2007

Shenyang was mobbed today with furious ex-ant farmers, former employees of Yilishen, a media darling and one of China's most well-known brands in the health supplement market, as the company has just closed, taking the huge amounts its peasant-class employees had invested with it. The city's ant farming industry is...

China: Bloggers bust another really big lie

  20 November 2007

One of the less glamorous side-effects of censorship, the impact the 17th Communist Party National Congress had on Chinese media made a faked photograph of a rare tiger the top story throughout the Chinese blogsphere for the entire past month. The whole affair ended this weekend when an obscure blogger...

China: Democrat claims he was forced out of election

  15 November 2007

It's election season in China again, and so far that means at least one accusation of vote-fixing against independent candidates; this time it's a retired professor in eastern China's Shandong province who sought to run on the populist vote.

China: Different views on the Dalai's medal

  5 November 2007

Despite the current Dalai Lama‘s officially illegitimate status within China, bloggers nonetheless took notice when American president George Bush awarded him with a Congressional Gold Medal last month. Blogspot user Master Zhong has written a fairly typical criticism post—as typical as all the other posts which discuss the futility of...

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