Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from July, 2009
Joe Jone from Mutantfrog reads into the newly released housing statistics.
David Bandurski from China Media Project translated an article written by Qian Gang which comments on the recent crack down of Gongmeng, a corporate registered citizen rights NGO, by the Beijing government.
Asia Society released an old documentary about pollution problems caused by sulfur mining in Da Shu Xian, or Big Tree County, in Sichuan province. The documentary was produced in 1992.
Tobias Harris from observing Japan comments on Democratic party's 2009 general election manifesto. The manifesto covers five major areas: (1) cutting waste (essentially political and administrative reform); (2) child care and education; (3) pensions and health care; (4) regionalization; and (5) employment and the economy.Part I and Part II.
Alice Liu from DANWEI translated an article written by Chang Ping, who pointed out that the government's stopping of electro-shock treatment does not mean that they won't reissue Internet addiction as a disease － they are just changing the standards for treatment.
C. Custer from China Geeks reported on anti-CNN's criticism on the New York Times’ misleading photo captions concerning the Urumqi riot.
ESWN translated a short piece (with photo) from Voice of China BBS featuring Lao Liu, who used pole to carry bricks off the boats for 21 years at the Xixiang pier.
Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated a series of drawings that show some of the most popular terms in Chinese Internet 2009.
Adamu from Multantfrog introduces a Japanese craft, Mizuhiki, which uses twine made from Japanese-style paper to create fancy bows and other designs.
An interesting conversation about a Korean woman questioning a white guy, in this case the blogger, on why he blogs about Korean women at the Grand Narrative.
Qin Gang is the spokesperson of Foreign Ministry. C.A. Yeung from Under the Jacaranda Tree cites a number of memorable quotes made by Qin in his weekly press conference.
Today part of India, China and Japan saw the longest total sola eclipse in 21st Century. In Chinese Astronomy, solar eclipses is related with instability and Granite Studio has an interesting article on eclipses and astronomy in Chinese history.
Adamu from Mutantfrog Travelogue posts three political animations produced by political parties that campaign for the Lower House election in August.
Research-China.Org translated an article, Manufacturing abandon infants, from Southern Metropolis News that describes how the international adoption program provides incentive to local authorities in confiscating new born children from their natural born parents.
Cool Knowledge has a translation of Hu Yong's comment on the Yan Xiaoling Defamation Case in which, the local authorities use criminal defamation charges to punish individuals who posted critical comments against local government.
China Digital Times has translated a popular post, Xinjiang people – sorry and thank you, written by a Han Chinese in Xinjiang that criticizes the social and economic development in the region.
Yesterday, Guangzhou blogger Beifeng went hiking with a number of friends in Baiyun mountain. Some of them were wearing a t-shirt that carry a slogan from Xinhua Daily in1946 that says: one-party rule will bring disaster everywhere （一黨獨裁，遍地是災）. It is a communist party slogan against the former ruling party Kuomingtang....
TECN.CN, a famous China-based online academic forum, has been inaccessible since 18 July 2009. Insiders said the web portal has been closed down. More from C.A Yeung in Under the Jacaranda Tree.
C. Custer from Chinageeks translated a blog entry from He Weifang, a former law professor at Beijing University on challenges to the judiciary in the age of the Internet.
Muslim blogger Ismael is going to be investigated by police on his connection with Xinjiang Muslim: since Uighur riots in Urumqi on July 5, I try to defend those oppressed people on Chinese website. So Chinese police telephoned my father to stop me. Try to shut me up. My words...
Xu Zhiyong is a well-known rights lawyer. The Open Constitution Initiative (公盟) is a non-profit NGO established by Xu: they received a notice from the taxation bureau on July 14 asking for 1.42 million yuan in fines and profits received from donations, including from Yale University. (Via Danwei)