John Kennedy · February, 2008

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

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Latest posts by John Kennedy from February, 2008

China: Suicide at tech giant Huawei

  28 February 2008

Following up on one blogger's lead, some comments on yet another staff suicide at tech company Huawei this week which for many reinforces the company's popular image of having one of the toughest workplace environments in the country.

China: Wen Jiabao's neighbors forcefully evicted

  22 February 2008

Since his blogging tour by bike through some of the poorest areas in China, veteran Beijing blogger Laohu “Tiger Temple” Miao has over the past two months taken on the part-time job of social worker for a group of homeless and destitute senior citizens living behind a temporary roadside wall just opposite Tiananmen Square, collecting donations and organizing clothing and food drives through his blog, 24 Hours Online, and through this inspiring similar actions [zh] in other cities.

China: Spielberg, the Olympics, and oil

  18 February 2008

Chinese bloggers shocked world media and those calling for a boycott of the Beijing Olympics this week with blog posts revealing a wide variety of Chinese opinions both independent from and more nuanced than that of the Chinese government on its relationship with Sudanese counterparts. Further surprise came when those...

China: Thoughts and more on editor Yu Huafeng's release from prison

  15 February 2008

The early release of well-known newspaper editor Yu Huafeng last week has prompted several of those personally involved in his case and many others to share their perspectives on their blogs. Yu is widely respected for his role in operating the successful and groundbreaking Chinese newspaper Southern Metropolis Daily since...

China: Netizen Party announced

  8 February 2008

From forcing the rescue of hundreds of brick kiln slave laborers last year and seeing it through long after local bodies gave up to being analytical piranhas when dealt obvious official lies, and numerous examples in between, it seems some netizens have realized their comparative advantage over local government authorities...

China: Lunar new year approaches with tragedy growing

  3 February 2008

Crisis looms large across the south part of the country with the 2008 China Snowstorm showing no signs of letting up. Trains are trapped [zh] on tracks, cars stuck on highways, flights have been delayed and canceled up and down the east coast and at least one woman has been...

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