John Kennedy · December, 2007

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

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Latest posts by John Kennedy from December, 2007

China: Official Olympics channel's unveiling ceremony crashed

  29 December 2007

How did a couple's marital issues become today's top sports story? She's a prominent Beijing television broadcaster, he's one of Chinese sports news' top official faces for the Olympics; she just crashed his high-profile unveiling of China's new Olympics channel, and someone's put the video online.

China: Scrap the death penalty?

  25 December 2007

Was it New Jersey's undoing of the 1976 reinstatement of capital punishment earlier this month, or the United Nations General Assembly's call for a worldwide moratorium on the death penalty a few days later that launched prominent Chinese bloggers into their own debate on the subject? NetEase has gotten nearly...

China: Zuola on how citizen media should work

  22 December 2007

A fist-chop in the throat and surveillance by secret police seems to have put a swift end to the career of China's most popular investigative blogger Zhou “Zuola” Shuguang, but judging from his post earlier this month ‘Zhou Shuguang's understanding of citizen reporters and citizen media’, if you were to...

China: Pollution map of China released

  17 December 2007

Just days after organizers of next year's Beijing Olympics say the games might need to be rescheduled due to harmful pollution levels, prominent environmentalists release their China Air Pollution Map, showing how and where more than 4,000 corporations—multinationals among them—have left their toxic mark, names included.

China: Bullog's top stories of 2007

  13 December 2007

Is it top ten year-end list time yet? Bullog International blogger Song Shinan gives us eight choices [zh] in a vote for blog story of the year at Bullog, the small but growing blog service provider (BSP) which hosts some of China's most progressive blogger voices, centered around hope to...

China: A blow to citizen bloggers

  7 December 2007

Below is Zola's recount of what he's been through over the past few days and his abrupt conclusion. In a second blog post since his forced return earlier this week he talks of redirecting the space to focus more on blogger education, but also mentions some unfinished business related to...

China: Internet censorship on trial, day two

  6 December 2007

Is publicly notarized proof that your internet service provider has blocked your company website strong enough to seek damages? Just a week after National Legal System Propaganda Day, Shanghai-based IT blogger Du “Yetaai” Dongjin will have his second day in court where it is expected the defendant, China Telecom, will...

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