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George Sun

Born in the 80s, I got my Master Degree in UK and am currently a journalist and columnist based in the capital of PR China. Besides my blogging, I write news comments for several Chinese websites and newspapers.

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China: Government shuts down BitTorrent sites, netizens distressed

  11 December 2009

Chinese Internet users are scrabbling for downloads from BitTorrent (BT) websites following speculation that authorities will completely shut them down. The largest BitTorrent websites in China like BTCHINA, VeryCD and the Garden of Eden have been closed down or ordered to delete all links to downloaded films or TV series in the...

China: Prostitutes more trustworthy than government officials

  7 August 2009

A startling result of an online survey of more than 3,376 people published by Insight China magazine reveals that China's prostitutes are considered by some to be more trustworthy than its politicians, teachers and scientists! The survey found that 7.9% of the respondents considered sex workers trustworthy, placing them third...

China: One-Child Policy Heading for a Revision

  28 July 2009

According to Time magazine, the one-child policy, a cornerstone of contemporary China, will be changed when word got out late last week that Shanghai was encouraging couples to have additional offspring. For three decades, millions of Chinese parents have raised their only children under the strict prescriptions of China’s family...

China: Suspension of Electroshock for “Net Addiction”

  26 July 2009

The Chinese Ministry of Health recently announced that electroshock treatment for "internet addiction" should be suspended. The controversial electroshock therapies have recently been used by some Chinese clinics to cure symptoms of "addiction" to the internet in young people.

China: EV71 outbreak in China sparks criticisms

  8 May 2008

While not bird flu related, the recent outbreak of HFMD (Hand Foot and Mouth Disease) in China gives us an opportunity to see how the Chinese government responds to an epidemic. During the weekend china issued a countrywide alert to control the disease as it is also spreading in many...

China: Thoughts on bankruptcy of the last ‘Animal Farm’

  9 March 2008

Nanjie Village, the last “Animal Farm” in China, has been known by the Chinese as the ‘red billionaire village’ and ‘communism village’ until the recent revealment by newspapers that it has arrears around 1 billion yuan although it gradually changed its economic system years ago in light of some ‘capitalistic...

China: The truth of Nanjie Village

  2 March 2008

Nanjie Village, a small village in Henan Province and once the so-called ‘red billionaire village’ and ‘Republic of Chairman Mao’, is recently revealed by Chinese media that it is totally a phoney. Changping[zh] compares it with the fake tiger photo last year arguing that it indicates the bankruptcy of planned...

China: ‘Political accident’ derived from a photo

  2 March 2008

Wang Lili, a 52-year-old journalist working at Tongzhou Times for 4 years, got fired by his company merely because of a picture he shot and published in which the sheriff of Tongzhou is making a work report in People's Congress. According to bloggerQian Liexian[zh], the official statement about Wang's dismissal...

China: Is ‘inadequate national virtue’ an excuse?

  29 February 2008

In a new published book entitled Lu Xun & Hu Shi: Two Chinese Intellectuals in the 20th Century the author made a thorough analysis about the mutual relation between the process of democratization and Chinese national virtue. This book and its theme raised a lot discussion online. Blogger bbcjy wrote[zh]...

China: Country with the world's biggest income gap

  29 February 2008

According to the latest Outlook Weekly, the Gini coefficient of China is growing up to 0.47, which is above the international warning line and much higher than that of most developing countries. It means the income gap between urban and rural residents is getting wider. Chenyuan26 [zh] thinks that the...

China: Thoughts and debates on the name-calling professor

  28 February 2008

The start was in fact very simple. In 2007, Professor Zhong Hua at Sichuan Normal University issued an article entitled Cultural Studies and the Lost of Literary Theory in the 11th issue of “Literature and Art Studies”, one of the core academic journals in China, criticizing an academic work entitled...

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