John Kennedy · May, 2009

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

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Latest posts by John Kennedy from May, 2009

China: Blogged down with swine flu

  8 May 2009

Kai Pan at CNReviews traces how China, despite having so far kept H1N1 from reaching the mainland, has still managed to end up at the center of a number of blog posts regarding the epidemic.

China: Journal entries from summer 1989

  8 May 2009

Philip J. Cunningham at Frontier International continues his series of posts tracking the day-to-day developments from this time twenty years ago, during his time as a journalist in Beijing, and updates today with an old journal entry and photos of a lunch with Hou Dejian, among others.

China: Not subsidizing Expo 2010

  8 May 2009

Adam Minter at Shanghai Scrap is having trouble getting answers to why the United States government is having trouble getting its pavilion together for Expo 2010, but he has nonetheless had some success at piecing the back story together.

China: Living Buddha stuck in court

  7 May 2009

More than a year since the March 14 riots in Lhasa, Joshua Rosenzweig at Siweiluozi gives an update on the case of Tibetan living Buddha Phurbu Tsering, charged in part with possession of a firearm, along with reasons why delivery of a verdict in his trial has been postponed.

China: Reading Mao Yushi

  7 May 2009

Little-known outside of China, Mao Yushi is one of the more prominent individuals associated with Charter 08; for more on what really defines the respected economist, see several valuable translations from Anton Lee Wishik II at Mei-Zhong Guanxi.

China: Questions about progress

  7 May 2009

After ninety years of democracy and science, can a blogger get sincere answers to to-the-point questions posed to his Peking University professor about the progress China has made since the May Fourth Movement? Find out from Alec Ash at 6.

China: Co-ed subway cars

  6 May 2009

A Beijing politician's proposal for women-only areas on the city's subway is open for public debate; at Page Writers, anonymous Katie debates the merits of the idea.

China: Challenged in Latin America?

  5 May 2009

A statement last week by American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regarding China and Iran's presence in Latin America made headlines; Angry Chinese Blogger expands on her short statement in ‘Latin America: The next Sino-US Battleground?’.

China: Quarantine measures crucial

  5 May 2009

With Mexicans, Canadians and now Americans in quarantine in China, anonymous Awakening China blogger takes on the perception that Chinese health authorities have gone overboard in attempting to keep H1N1 from entering the country; numbers but no links are given to illustrate majority online sentiment regarding the measures taken.

China: Han Han to launch magazine

  5 May 2009

Anonymous Uln at CHINAYOUREN takes Han Han's announcement of his plans to launch his own magazine, also yet still unnamed, as a chance to look more closely at the man behind the name, one of China's most-read bloggers.

China: Pharmaceutical company PSA

  4 May 2009

Chris Waugh at bezdomny ex patria has translated an advertorial from a company boasting “capacity for large-scale production of swine flu vaccine”. Vaccine confidence, Waugh wonders, or over-confidence?

Hong Kong: Tin Hau festival

  4 May 2009

See Lamborghinis and lion dances in Gilad Feldman's video and photos from celebrations of the Taoist Tin Hau festival in Hong Kong at Fili's world.

China: Beyond 1989

  4 May 2009

The idealism and discontent of the 1980s? Long gone, says former student organizer Zhang Lijia via a post at China Herald.

China: Ninetieth anniversary of 05/04 Movement

  4 May 2009

C. Custer at ChinaGeeks has posted on the context of the May Fourth Movement: “If the West was a lighted room, certainly many Chinese found the bulb growing dimmer as they entered it in the first part of the twentieth century.”

China: Quarantining all Mexicans

  3 May 2009

If the virus spreads to our country, will Western politicians come help us then? Pay them no attention. Putting a temporary halt to flights was the correct thing to do. The government has done an extremely good job this time, and I support them wholeheartedly.

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