From Reuters (link):
More than 8,000 readers a day clicked on Roland Soong’s blog last year and the number keeps rising, but he isn’t doing it for money or fame. “I wouldn’t know what to do with my time otherwise,” the soft spoken author of EastSouthWestNorth said in a recent interview over a Cantonese lunch in Hong Kong.
Since Soong’s weblog hit the Internet in its present form last March it has become what some China watchers say is one of the most content-rich, reliable and illuminating English-language blogs on Chinese politics and media. His site demonstrates the power of being bilingual with an eye for detail and a solid news sense. His forte is quick summaries of Chinese news stories and near-real time translations of Chinese Web postings or other documents making headlines.