As anti-Japan protests rage on, outside observers have started to ask why the Chinese authorities...
Oct 14, 2010
AFP reports that Beijing cadres are going to receive training in how to use microblogs, navigate BBS forums, and read blogs: The city’s Communist Party school is offering the training to “bureau-level leading...
Jun 6, 2010
An article in China International Business looks at the importance of social networking sites, including BBS forums, for companies looking to advertise to the Internet generation: In China especially, a company’s digital...
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...
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...
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...
Oct 27, 2008
In early September, CCTV reported on a bitter Sina.com BBS post by a peasant girl working in Shanghai. On Saturday the state news channel tracked down and interviewed Little Yang, who wrote the post titled ‘Late 70s...
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...
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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,” […]
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 […]
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