Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from October, 2009
Robert Koehler from the Marmot's Hole picked up a news story about police's cracking down of foreign gangs and gave an introduction to the character of different foreign gangs.
China Hush has a translation of a report from Southern Metropolis Daily on the suicide of Tu Xuxin, a civil engineering PhD who returned from the U.S.A to China to develop his career in a local university.
Joel Martinsen from DANWEI highlighted a recent painted plagiarism scandal by an artist named Li Yueliang.
Pink Tentacle picked up enigmatic photographer T. Enami (1859-1929)'s photos of old Japan and represented the stereoviews through gif animation.
C. Custer from Chinageeks discussed the issue on why western media mistakes matter.
Jean Min from Ohmynews! told the story of the restoration of “Olle”, a walking path, in Jeju island.
Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated a local report from Netease on a school bully incident and netizens’ action in disclosing the girl's identity via human flesh search.
berlintwitterwall is a project organized by the city of Berlin to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of Berlin wall. The wall is now filled up with messages from Chinese twitterers against the Chinese Great Fire Wall which blocks Chinese Internet user from connecting with the outside world.
Earlier in October, an apartment in Hong Kong was sold for USD$57 million, a recording breaking price, locally and globally. The 6,158 square foot duplex apartment is in a building called “Conduit Road 39″ located at the western mid-levels of Hong Kong Island. The unidentified buyer is from Mainland China....
A foreign man who spent the last seven months in the Beijing No. 1 Detention Center sent DANWEI a detailed account of his daily life in Jail.
Fanfou is a micro-blogging tool similar to twitter which has been closed down for more than 100 days in China. However, many still have hope that it will be back. Chinageeks translated a blog post by He Caitou discussing fanfou users’ loyalty towards the platform.
Joyceyland comments on the Reporter without borders‘ release on press freedom index. The blogger is surprised by the ranking of mainland China #168.
ESWN translated a story about a girl protester being lifted away by police officers on the national day in Shanghai when she showed a banner telling the story of forced demolition that cost her mother's life.
The China beat has posted an adapted article of Guobin Yang's recent talk at a conference on New Media and Global Transformations early this month. The talk was about Chinese netizens’ appropriation of an online anonymous post “Jia Junpeng, your mother wants you to go home to eat”.
A new icon combining Chairman Mao Zedong and U.S President Obama is on the rise in China. Check this out: Serving the people T-shirt and Oba Mao bag.
Joe Jones from Mutantfrog introduces the idea and history of urban renaissance in Japan.
ESWN translated an interesting local news story about Chongqi fish farmers having spent 100,000 yuan in thanking the local government's anti corruption campaign. The story is both a praise and a parody of the government as fighting against corruption has become a credit rather than a duty.
Li Huafang discusses the relation between the Internet and politics with reference to Yang Guobin's paper, the Internet and Civil Society in China: a preliminary assessment, and Hu Yong's book, the Rising Cacophony: Personal expression and Public Discussion in the Internet Age.
Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translated several articles reacting to the propaganda that equalized the 60th anniversary of PRC to 60-year-old birthday of motherland (China).
ESWN translates a debate that reflects the young generation's value in present day China. The debate is on whether the Chinese communist party's model drama heroine, White Haired Girl, should marry the evil landlord.
Tor was partially blocked in China end of September. The graphs posted at the blog of torproject show that in response to the blocking of tor, the number of bridge users has grown significantly in China.