Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from June, 2009
China elections and governance has a series of article on the China's economic stimulus package and its effect. Part one is An introduction to China's stimulus package. Part two is The green dragon soars on the wind: Chinese stimulus and the environment. Part three is Migrant workers and social unrest....
Uln from Chinayouren shares his frustrated feelings on being blocked by the Great Fire Wall of China.
Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated Chinese netizens’ reactions over Michael Jackson's death.
Michele Scrimenti from Chinageeks translated an excerpt of a post by Wan Xiaodao, a rural migrant worker in his 20s who criticizes the society from grassroots point of view.
Fili An posts a review on Chinese censorship and netizen's online social movement.
At around 5:30am on June 27, an unoccupied building still under construction at Lianhuanan Road in the Minxing district of Shanghai city toppled over. Want to see the amazing scene? via ESWN.
Rebecca MacKinnon from Rconversation shared with her readers two Chinese government official documents on Green Dam technical requirement and testing.
Sichuan Quake-relief.org is now calling for volunteers to teach summer course for the kids in temporary villages in Sichuan.
Rebecca MacKinnon comments on the Chinese government's recent censorship move and the counter-censorship campaign launched by netizens.
ESWN translated Ai Weiwei's call for internet boycott on July 1st and some other opposite opinions on the boycott action. There are other actions call, such as this 2009 Declaration of the Anonymous Netizens.
Maryannodonnell has some very interesting interpretations on Shenzhen government political slogan: “Plans overtake change”.
ESWN translated Lipuman's blog post in response to FT's reader comment: Please try to understand China better. The blogger pointed out that it is difficult to comprehend China, even among Chinese.
Wenyunchao called for a joint operation to demonstrate against the Green Dam on July 1 via twitter: Operation July 1: Oppose Green Dam, unite and jump the Great FireWall (translated by goldkorn)
Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated a blogger's letter to Gao Ye, the CCTV intern who attacked Google.cn under the identity of university student for poisoning youth's spirit by their overseas links to pornsites.
Matt from Gust of popular feeling showed how a large part of the old Seoul city, Pimatgol/Cheongjin-dong area north of Jongno between Gwanghwamun and Jonggak Station, has been shrouded by steel and blanket fences in preparation for demolition.
A Chinese Google doc has been set up to collect the most up-to-date information about the Shishou riot in China's Hubei province, which has seen tens of thousands of locals rallying on the street to protect the body of a young man who died under suspicious circumstances.
ESWN translated various articles about a recent catchphrase in the Internet: “Will you speak for the Party? Or will you speak for the people?” The sentence was uttered by a Zhengzhou city government official of the urban planning department Lu Jun to a reporter who was doing an investigative report...
Alice Poon from Asia Sentinel has translated Leung Man To’s introductory remarks at ifeng.com on Hu Yong's newly published book “The Cacophony of Public Voices” (眾聲喧嘩).
On June 18th, China Internet Illegal Information Reporting Centre (CIIRC) published a report in its frontage condemning Google.cn for spreading obscene contents. The report, titled as “Strongly condem google for spreading indecent and obscene information”, said
ESWN translated Southern Metropolis Daily's interview with Deng Yujiao, the nail beautician who was set free by China court for killing a local government official when defending herself against sexual assault.
Yesterday Fernando Chui Sai On, Macau's former secretary for social and cultural affairs, announced that he had obtained 286 nominations from the territory's 300-member election committee which implies that he will automatically become the next chief executive of Macau. Different from Hong Kong, Macau has been a very apolitical city...