John Kennedy · June, 2010

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

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Latest posts by John Kennedy from June, 2010

China: Gamers need not worry over new real name rules

  29 June 2010

This summer will see the introduction of real name regulations for e-commerce entrepreneurs and online gamers. With a series of past failed attempts in China at implementing similar rules, one blogger looks at the logistics of real name requirements and doesn't expect these new regulations to stick.

China: Southern Media Group bid on Newsweek rejected

  18 June 2010

Little is known regarding the reason why a prominent mainland Chinese media group's bid to purchase the American magazine Newsweek ended in failure and an interview this week with the man who reportedly led the bidding process leaves observers with yet more questions.

China: University entrance examinations begin

  7 June 2010

National day of performance anxiety as high school graduates from across the country sat down today to take China's infamous higher education entrance exam. Sina blogs is featuring photos of rain in Hubei, giant Silence signs in Yunnan, and scores of anxious parents in Beijing.

China: Reading Li Peng's memoirs

  7 June 2010

Eager to see the memoirs of former premier Li Peng, Chinese netizens over the weekend were posting around links to pirated versions. At Under the Jacaranda Tree, Diane Gatterdam revisits Li's dialogue with Beijing students in 1989 and Blood & Treasure‘s Jamie Kenny notes that the forthcoming book further clarifies...

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