Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from January, 2011
A Beijing University student ran into trouble when trying to take some snapshots of a cadre who enjoyed privilege in the train station. Full story see Olivia from China Hush.
Dan from China Law Blog introduces the eight most read English written China blogs to his readers.
Safeworld, a NGO on peace and conflict, published a report on China's glowing role in resolving Africa's conflicts.
Peking University's Portal Website calls for urgent attention on the recent introduction of censorship mechanism among the campus printing shops: no political sensitive materials can be photocopied inside the campus.
Edelman, one of the top five global public relations firms, released its 2011 Trust Barometer on January 26 2011. The report indicates that China ranked first, with 88% trust, in the world in terms of trust government. On the other hand, the United States fell from 46% to 40%.
China Central Television reported on an air force training exercise on January 23. The news clip showed a target hit by the air-to-air missile fired by a J-10 fighter aircraft. However, netizens found out that the images look almost identical to a cinema scene from the Hollywood film Top Gun....
Veteran journalist Chang Ping (长平) has been forced by authorities to leave the Southern Media Group, where he has worked as an editor and columnist for years. It is believed that the decision is related to his current affair commentaries, a political act (see ESWN's translation) that he refuses to...
Dan Edwards from Screening China introduces director Jiang Wen's recent movie, Let the Bullets Fly. The movie has recently broken the record of domestic box office.
Steve Dickinson from China Law Blog looks into 2 reports published by the PRC National Audit Office that address the corruption problem of government officials.
C. Custer from ChinaGeek translates and analyses a subversive New Years’ video card, “Little Rabbit, Be Good!”. The video addresses most of the social conflicts happened in the past few years, such as poisonous milk, forced demolition, and etc.
Charlie from Chengdu living posts his interview with Chengdu's most prolific graffiti artist, GAS.
Many regional police departments have launched their micro-blogs at Sina for promoting their image and public relations. Recently netizens found out that Xigang Branch Office of Dalian Police Department has only followed one user – Sora Aoi, a popular Japanese porn star in China. See Ministry of Tofu for their...
Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translates a news story from Youth Times [zh] on the Ministry of Railways’ unfulfilled promise in solving the ticket shortage problem during the Spring Festival Rush.
C Custer from ChinaGeek has translated a housing demolition report 2010 (part one and part two) that has been banned from publishing in mainland Chinese mainstream media outlets.
A Hong Kong based NGO Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour has nominated Apple subcontractor, FoxConn for the 2011 public eye award. There are at least 18 workers committed suicide in FoxConn's factories in China in 2010.
Jing Gao from Ministry of Tofu translates a news story and netizen comments about a farmer from Jiangsu province hanging himself against the CCP village committee's seizure of his fish pond.
It is clear that the Chinese government is not happy about the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. However, it is beyond normal people's imagination that the propaganda machine would turn its resentment into the censorship of the terms "award" and "prize".
China Digital Times has translated the Chinese Propaganda Bureau's general notice to local media outlets.
There is an interesting discussion in Quora on “What will be the best entry strategy for a foreign-owned Internet firm to succeed in China?” Paul Denlinger suggests not to bother with the question.
Fauna from ChinaSMACK translates Chinese netizens’ reaction to the recent J-20 stealth fighter test flight in China.
Adam Cathcart from Sinologistical Violoncellist looks into the commercial deals between China and North Korea and predicts that a new status quo is setting up in Northeast Asia.