Furong Jiejie

China Net Star Cries Censorship – Kaiser Kuo,

From The Red Herring: Internet phenomenon Sister Hibiscus’ claims of a government clampdown touches off a debate on the impact of new media. Are you a Chinese Internet phenomenon whose 15 minutes are nearly up, but who isn’t quite ready to go gentle into that good night? Just cry “censorship!” to members of the international […]

As blogging blooms in China, firms aim to cash in – Sophie Taylor

From Reuters: Blogging is blooming in China as the country’s vast pool of Web users clamour to make their mark online and ambitious local start-ups battle foreign heavyweights for a piece of the market. China now boasts a 14.2 million-strong “blogosphere”, with a new blog — a form of online diary whose name is a […]

Edward Cody: In Chinese Cyberspace, A Blossoming Passion

From The Washington Post: BEIJING — Suddenly this summer, Sister Lotus is all over China. Hotly debated onChinese-language websites, her saucy photos get millions of hits. National magazines dote on her, and China’s television crews are taping away. Late to catch on, Communist Party censors now officially frown on her. Some sociologists warn that Sister […]

Wendy Liu: Plain Jane to Plain Popular

From City Weekend: Beginning early this year on the Qinghua and Beijing University BBS, a girl named ‘Frjj’ (Furong Jiejie) began to upload her photos. Accompanying each photo was a brief diary entry. At first read they proclaimed, “I’m pure and noble (this is how my classmates describe me, which isn’t my fault).’ Harmless enough. […]

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