ChinaGeeks: Hecaitou on the Media

ChinaGeeks translates a portion of a blog post by Hecaitou which includes his thoughts about the media: After so many years, we’ve learned that by reading the opposite of what the domestic media reports, one can get some of the...

Satire: New Chinese Characters Created by Netizens

Inspired by the revision of 44 Chinese characters proposed by China’s Ministry of Education, many Chinese netizens continue to create more characters as a form of online entertainment and political expression.  According...

Chinese Tweets: “Send Your Feelings” to Xu Zhiyong Today!

Since legal scholar and founder of Gongmeng (Open Constitution Initiative) Xu Zhiyong was detained, his virtual existence has also been cleaned up in Chinese cyberspace. His blog on sina.cn.com was completely deleted around 11...

Twenty Most Influential Figures in China’s Cyberspace

In the post-Olympics China, another round of media crackdown is clearly underway. Still, the Southern Metropolis Weekly just profiled 20 of the most influential bloggers and commentators in China’s cyberspace, who possess...

Dispatches from the Chinese Bloggers Conference

The following are dispatches from bloggers who attended the recently concluded Chinese Bloggers Conference in Guangzhou. Attendees at the conference included a broad range of bloggers who write on technology, business, culture,...

Chinese Bloggers: A Patriot Like Me

In Chinese, the two-character word Guo Jia (国家) means “country,” but is also a synonym for ‘state,” “government” and even “nation” in both its daily and formal media uses. On the...

Training Slogans for Chinese Olympians (With Photo)

From hecaitou.net: “Leaders put pressure,Subordinates put pressure. Pressure each other. Pressure oneself. There will be no breakthrough if one does not take the hardest hardship; there will be no champion if one does not go...

Cartoon: Netizens’ Olympic Humor

While everyone in China is having an Olympic overdose from official TV stations, newspapers and magazines, there are some comic relief from such images and slogans from witty netizens. Here are two of the latest examples. (1)...

Humorous Spirit of the Sichuan People

Sichuan people are known to have a keen sense of humor and to know how to enjoy life. They even crack jokes about their earthquake experiences. Following are selective translations of some of their jokes, collected by SMS and...



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