John Kennedy · August, 2008

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

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Latest posts by John Kennedy from August, 2008

China: Photos from inside Tibetan Skynet control room

  26 August 2008

Famed she is, though definitely not for her blogging, which is too bad, because there's no doubt that a lot of people would be interested to see the control-room photos and series of Chinese-language sources that Tibetan writer Woeser has just posted which show just how close of an electronic...

China: Cop-killer online hero case goes on trial

  26 August 2008

Yang Jia's case goes to trial today, after having been postponed for the Olympics. Previously he had been harmonized after having been heroized by many online for walking into a police station in Shanghai last month and killing six cops after what was accepted was an earlier case of injustice...

China: Amazing Olympics recap photos

  25 August 2008

“Wow,” says Twitter user @frankyu, retweeting @PatrickSearle: “Amazing set of Olympic pics: http://stuff.thdesign.be/forum/varia/OS.html.” Note, though, that nudity can be seen there.

China: Games over

  24 August 2008

Well we couldn't watch it on YouTube, but there was Twitter so we know the Beijing Olympics closing ceremony involved [note: links to profanity] some sort of [profanity] hot-pot tower of babel that spiderman climbed up…and we heard something about ants and a transformer bus. Anyway, we're very thankful we...

China: Beijing can't find itself on Google News

  22 August 2008

They haven't been call the SchizOlympics for nothing (that piece is serious though, and worth a second read), and now Google News is behaving oddly; read all about it at Danwei: “The absence of China from news searches does not appear to be a Net Nanny phenomenon or at least...

China: iTunes is blocked and it's Apple's fault

  22 August 2008

Silicon Hutong blogger David Wolf notes that the iTunes Music Store is now blocked in China, assumes this was due to the release on iTunes of a Tibetan music album, assumes Apple chose to release it during the Olympics as an act of “passive-aggressive panda-punching,” and then advises Apple choose...

China: Where the world's e-waste goes

  22 August 2008

Academic-blogger Bill Chameides at The Huffington Post looks at the issue of e-waste in China, noting that 70% of it worldwide ends up there: “Even though the Chinese government has banned the importation of e-waste, the stuff continues to find its way in.”

China: Free Wu Dianyuan And Wang Xiuying!

  21 August 2008

On the arrest and sentence to one year of re-education labor for housing activists Wu Dianyuan and Wang Xiuying, aged 79 and 77 respectively, David Seth at Daily Kos writes: We need to call on China to free Wu Dianyuan And Wang Xiuying, and everyone else they are holding to...

China: Watching women's volleyball

  20 August 2008

Thanks to Bill Bishop at the MarketWatch Olympic Blog, we are given a recount of a day at the beach watching the US, Brazil and China's women's volleyball teams in the semi-finals. Not just that, Bill points us to a link that shows what the Beach Babes cheerleaders had to...

China: Checking up on Olympics uncensorship

  20 August 2008

A post from sw at the OpenNet Initiative blog looks at results of tests carried out during the first week of the Olympics and finds that while in fact not many websites have been unblocked for the Games, those that are can now be accessed all throughout Beijing and possibly...

China: Cheering for the race traitors

  20 August 2008

Those thin-skinned cyber-mobsters must have heatstroke; Chinese coach leads US women's volleyball team to victory against China and gets dissed by a chess grandmaster, then: The majority of the netizens disagreed with his view. The American team led by Lang Ping was received with warm cheers of “Coach Lang, we...

China: The Beijing Bay

  20 August 2008

Via TorrentFreak, on the IOC's takedown notice sent not to p2p network The Pirate Bay which was hosting torrents of Olympics footage, but Sweden's Minister of Justice: “We were going to ignore the Olympics, but now we’re loading our cannons. Our weapons of mass distribution are pointed towards China.”

China: India-US nuclear deal

  19 August 2008

While anticipating a question regarding China in Katie Couric's upcoming interview of American presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain, Out Of The Way blogger Ellaconic has instead opted to look toward India and a less-observed issue, and presents a lot of background which led up to the recently-approved India-US...

China: Liu Xiang is after all still a hero

  19 August 2008

“There are heroes in this world, but there are no supermen. And the hero is not necessarily the person who wins the gold medal.” My1510‘s Rose Luqiu looks at the psychology of Liu's withdrawal, both from the perspective of athlete and audience: Liu Xiang and the Media, translated by Roland...

China: Photos of empty seats and Beijing streets

  19 August 2008

Wandering Light photoblogger Kevin German is in Beijing attending the Olympics, looking closely at ticket scalpers and empty seats and writing very poignant posts about the city, but the photos he's been taking, wow!

China: Liu Xiang is out and we are sad

  18 August 2008

The news that Liu Xiang has injured his foot and temporarily unable to compete shocked China over lunchtime Monday. He Caitou has reposted the fastest-rising thread at Baidu (first posted a month ago) in which someone claims they dreamt this was going to happen.

China: Tracking Olympics stats by wiki

  17 August 2008

Twitter user @davesgonechina points us to the Olympics 2008 Dashboard over at wiki site Zoho, and of the stats there notes: “Zoho medal count wiki shows China leading in golds because of womens events.”

China: Who's winning the Olympics so far?

  16 August 2008

Blogspot blogger Johnny Ong looks at Chinese and US media Olympics coverage and poses an interesting question: what does constitute “winning” the Olympics: number of gold medals, or number of medals overall?

China: ljc, piglet and domo's fyi Olympics blog

  16 August 2008

And easily one of the coolest-looking blogs following the Beijing Olympics is ljcfyi (in Beijing), where ljc has taken many spectacular photos of everything from Fuwas bumping around and doing headstands between sports to the different colors of the Water Cube morph cycle to everywhere her friends Piglet and Domo...

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