As anti-Japan protests rage on, outside observers have started to ask why the Chinese authorities...
by Sophie Beach | May 31, 2010
China Media Project translates a piece by Hu Yong about the past and future of BBS forums in China, which ran in the Southern Metropolis Daily: Despite the above-mentioned differentiation, reports from the China Internet Network...
by Paulina Hartono | Jun 16, 2009
The Shanghaiist translates some netizen responses to the hotly contested Iranian election: As always, the curiosity of democracy evoked a strong reaction within the Chinese netizen community, especially when it seems to have...
by Paulina Hartono | Apr 14, 2009
A tweaked version of the painting “Along the River During Qing Ming Festival” has become the latest hot Internet hit. From Longhu Net, via Duowei: “Along the River During Qing Ming Festival” is one of...
by Claire Kells | Oct 22, 2008
Jeremy Goldkorn at Danwei published an interview with the founder and contributors of chinaSMACK. china SMACK offers a look at “Hot internet stories, pictures, & videos in China. What’s popular, scandalous, or...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 28, 2007
Ethan Zuckerman summarizes Michael Anti’s thoughts about the state of blogging in China today: He offers two reasons why blogs have social impacts: – Because you’re having an election, which means that public opinion matters, and blogs become a political mobilization tool – Because NGOs embrace them and use them to lobby for social change. […]
by Xiao Qiang | Mar 30, 2007
From The Chicago Tribune, via RedOrbit: The Country’s Internet Community Expands, but the Boundaries of Where It Can Go Are Hazy at Best One week, one Web, two very different outcomes. An angry Chinese father posted his tale of a vacation gone wrong and triggered an Internet uproar that ended last week when the government […]
by Sophie Beach | Nov 15, 2006
On Global Voices, John Kennedy writes about what is being written about – and being blocked – on BBSes: BBS forums used to be the venue of choice to make oneself seen and heard in the Chinese blogsphere, until blogs came along and most of the biggest and best BBS names took their reputations and […]
by Xiao Qiang | Sep 26, 2006
From The Virtual China Blog: “Have you ever seen such a fancy government building? Seeing the broad, stylish square in front of the Tai’An Municipal Government [in Shandong province], who would still dare to say that we Chinese are poor?!” An example of what’s driving the Chinese economy: massive real estate projects intended to project […]
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 20, 2006
4:23 am, August 19, six photos were posted on the Tsinghua University BBS by a student with pen name Dawei Li. In his post, he said he took those photos with his own camera when he could not sleep in the middle of the night, and went to take a walk on campus and this […]
by Sophie Beach | Jul 18, 2006
From the South China Morning Post, via Asia Media: A mainland online discussion forum called “Democracy and Freedom” has been shut down by the central authorities for the 48th time since it was founded in 2001 by a group of dissident writers. Independent news website Boxun reported yesterday that the latest Publicity Department shutdown came […]
by Sophie Beach | Jul 8, 2006
From the South China Morning Post, via Asia Media: Supervision of internet blogs will be tightened, the State Council has announced, while one of the mainland’s most popular liberal chat-room forums has been told to tone down comments on sensitive topics in further signs of increased control of the internet. Chat room website Cat898.com published […]
by Sophia Cao | Jun 9, 2006
From China Daily: Last November, Chinese ‘net stars like the Backdorm Boys (ÂêéËàçÁî∑Áîü)were getting picked up by companies like Motorola to be spokespersons. 1010job.com picked up JuHua Jie Jie (ËèäËä±ÂßêÂßêÔºâthe William Hung for China) for a series of TVC’s earlier this year. You can see the video that made her a star here and two […]
by Sophie Beach | May 31, 2006
From the New York Times (link): It began with an impassioned, 5,000-word letter on one of China’s most popular Internet bulletin boards, from a husband denouncing a student he suspected of carrying on an affair with his wife. Immediately, hundreds joined in the attack. “Let’s use our keyboard and mouse in our hands as weapons,” […]
by Liu Yong | May 17, 2006
From OhmyNews International (link): The story is a Chinese version of Korean scientist Hwang Woo-suk, but this time digital signal processors (DSP) were being faked, rather than human embryonic stem cells. Last Friday, for scientific fraud, Chen Jin, a 35-year-old former top computer scientist and professor at China’s famous Shanghai Jiao Tong University, was exempted […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods