Frank Dai

Simply put, I am a blogger, living in China.

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China: A Giant Power or Not?

  11 December 2006

China used to be one of the mightiest empires and oldest civilizations in the world in human history, but its modern history, starting from the middle of 19th century, was full of disgrace, disorder and chaos as perceived by Chinese people, who has aspired to revive its historical glory in...

China: Press, In Contrast

  8 September 2006

In the recently high-profiled case of First Financial Daily vs Foxconn, over the former's controversial news report on the latter's alleged Apple Ipod's sweatshop. The dramatical end to the case, in which the two issued a joint statement focussing on mutual understanding and “building harmonious society,” was generally considered as...

China: Crazy Football Commentator

  29 June 2006

Huang Jianxiang , one of the most popular football commentators of China Central Television, or CCTV, has been in the center of a controversy recently seen in both the mainstream media and the blogosphere, for his overexcited comments during a World Cup playoff game, in which Italy won a 1-0...

China: Google's China Problem

  10 June 2006

Google, the largest searching engine service in the world, has become under fire for its incompetence for providing unstable services to Chinese customers, due to the intensified online censorship, or Great Firewall of China, around the 17th anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre. Today, as Julien Pain, Chief of Reporters Without Borders,...

China: June 4th:Silence, Memorial and Blogger's Saying

  4 June 2006

Today it's June 4th, the 17th anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre, which marked the end of student democracy movement in Beijing and nationwide lasting from March to June, 1989. The communist party of China still did not recognize this mass incident as peaceful protest of students, who used demonstration and...

China: New political campaign shows sarcasm is alive and well

  15 May 2006

A strange custom of every Communist Party of China leader is for them to come up with their own theory or “ism”. Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping had their own respective variations of Socialist theory. Jiang Zemin has his Three Represents. And what about the current Chinese president Hu Jintao?...

Access to MSN Spaces in China

  9 May 2006

Many people have said that their MSN Space blog is inaccessible or experiences diffculties in connection, including Nina Wu, sister of detained blogger and Global Voices colleague Hao Wu, with many MSN bloggers confirming the problem (1,2). According to this article, the inaccessiblity of MSN Space lies in Mircosoft...

China: Chinese Blogger Atop Technorati 100

  4 May 2006

Today, as the technorati blog pointed out that in its Top 100, Chinese Blogger Xujinglei became NO1 in the chart. It just followed a newly released report from Technorati which claimed that Chinese is the thrid biggest language in the global blogosphere, with explosion of non English blogs. Here is...

What is self-censorship?

  20 April 2006

Many people think that in China the state media is censoring content online and offline vigorously under government order. However it's not always true since many of the censorship works are not done by the government officials but self-censored. Followed is a translation of recent blog post by Zhao Maoyu...

Three Renowned Chinese Blogs Blocked

  8 March 2006

UPDATE: At least two of these blogs appear to be back up. See comments section, or this round-up post. —————————————————— Three renowned Chinese bloggers are blocked by their BSPs, including one of the most popular bloggers in the country and DW Best of Blog winner, Milk Massage. The three blogs...

Happy Chinese Lunar New Year

  28 January 2006

Today is the Chinese Lunar New Year‘s eve, which are regarded as the most important festival in China and mark the beginning of a year with warm spring coming, so it's also called Spring Festival. We are blogging and aggregating on the what Chinese Blogger are celebrating the evening, with... in China

  25 January 2006

Google, the online web search giant, launched its Chinese version of services with new domain, Formerly this domain would be redirected to, a Chinese version of Google Search based in US. This services, according to various sources(1,2,3), has censored many content and websites in comply with Chinese government...

News From Chinese Blogosphere

  14 January 2006

Blogger Movie: the first short DV movie that is produced and casted by Chinese bloggers is under way for public show, named “A Hard Day's Night”(Or Adventure Of XiaoQiang). The play was written by Wangxiaofeng, a.k.a  Massage Milk, winner of Deutsche World for Best Chinese Journalist Blog. He wrote the...

Chinese Blogosphere:Year in Review

  31 December 2005

The development of blog in 2005 is fast and influential. Compared with early years when blog was first introduced, 2005 is the booming year of Chinese Blogosphere in terms of the number of blogs, quality of posting and recognition of blogging. From perspective of blog hosting service, all the BSPs...

News From Chinese Blogosphere

  18 December 2005

1 Buzzwords in 2005: As the end of year 2005 approaches, Baidu, the largest search engine in Chinese released its hottest words in (in ZH)Chinese internet; the top ten was as followed: “Mp3″(Baidu provided a controversial mp3 search and download service), “Super Girls“, “Fairy Tale”(a popular Chinese lovesong), QQ(instant message...

China: Prime Minister Blogging?

  6 December 2005

Chinese Preimier WenJiabao is Blogging? Someone found that a blog named “Daily Briefing of Wenjiabao's work” on, the leading Blog Hosting Service in China. Shangjin, a technology reporter, has some screenshots on his blog(in ZH). He also asked Fangxindong, CEO and founder of Bokee about whether this blog is...

News From Chinese Blogosphere

  2 December 2005

Bush Visit: Geogrge W. Bush, president of United States, visited China from Dec. 20th and met with Chinese leaders, talking about issues like trade and religious freedom. A Chinese journalist who participated in the welcome ceremony in a church posted on his blog about Bush titled “Bush's Hairy Hands” (in...

China: Water Crisis in Harbin

  28 November 2005

Harbin, a city in northeast China, has been suspended from water supply for four days due to contamination over its water by spill from a local chemical factory after an explosion. During the period of shortage, which started from Nov 23 and ended yesterday, the water for both livelihood and...

News from Chinese Blogosphere

  19 November 2005

1. Blog Auction:A T-shirt that was signed by participants of CnBloggerCon was auctioned on the official blog(in ZH). The revenue would contribute to two online charity projects: Simling Library and 1KG. Blggers can post on their blog then use trackback to offer price. The price rose from 20 to about...

The Upcoming Chinese Blogger Conference

  4 November 2005

The Chinese Blogger Conference would be held from Nov.5 to 6. Chinese Bloggers are very enthusiastic at the first-ever meeting with their online friends. Many of them are already in Shanghai, where the conference located. They would discuss a wide range of issues such as Blog, Podcast and RSS etc....

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