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Are People Overpowering the Government in China?

July 26, 2012

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The Beijing municipal government updated the flood death toll to 77 a couple of hours ago. This was on the evening of July 26, Beijing time. This update was announced via the municipal government’s official weibo account (ZH) and was published on People’s Daily‘s website (ZH). No one knows whether the City would have made this move if there were […]

Anon Vs. China? Have Fun, Guys! But That’s about It

April 5, 2012

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Finally, China became the newest item on Anonymous’ list of targets. Yesterday, several Chinese government websites and more than four hundred websites were hacked by international hacktivists, announced by a new handle @AnonymousChina on twitter. Many of these websites have been restored, but a few are still down, showing error messages and a couple of […]

“WK” is for Wukan: Netizens Rebel against Censorship on Weibo

December 19, 2011

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The revolt in the Chinese village Wukan has lasted for a week.  Its main roads blocked by the police, the village is cut off from food and supplies from the outside. However, villagers vow to hold their ground and refuse to talk to the authorities until they release their fellow villager Xue Jinbo’s body and the four other villagers […]

“Guangdong Wukan” and “Xue Jinbo,” Welcome to the Blocked List

December 14, 2011

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“According to relevant laws and regulations, the search result of ‘Guangdong Wukan’ (广东乌坎) is not shown.” This is what you get if you type in “Guangdong Wukan” in Weibo’s search engine. The same alert will pop up if you type in “Xue Jinbo” (薛锦波). In Chinese traditional medicine, a doctor can diagnose diseases by pressing the […]

China’s Pop Propaganda: Beginning of the Great Revival

June 21, 2011

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Last week, another “main theme” (zhuxuanlü) “big piece” hit Chinese theaters with the force comparable to a Hollywood blockbuster. Beginning of the Great Revival, a tribute to the forthcoming 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), opened in theaters across China on June 15. It’s no secret that cultural production has been […]

Drunk Driving as Criminal Offense, or Not.

May 12, 2011

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Lately I noticed that lots of discussions in Chinese media on laws and regulations are related to driving. Two of the recent heated debates in this category are about the organ donor registration for drivers and the recent inclusion of drunk driving as a criminal offense in the Criminal Law. To average Chinese families, owning cars […]

Osama bin Laden: Top Topic on Sina Microblog This Week

May 10, 2011

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After bin Laden’s death, PRI did a nice piece on the Chinese’s reaction to it. Today, I checked Sina Microblog (weibo), one of China’s major social media like twitter, and realized that bin Laden is the most popular topic for this week. On one of China’s most popular social network websites, kaixin001.com, posts related to […]