After he was denied re-entry to China eight times, Feng Zhenghu lived in Tokyo’s Narita Airport...
by Xiao Qiang | Oct 23, 2009
The following news excerpts were tweeted by Lian Yue, translated by CDT: (1) From China News Net 2009-10-23 18:19:4 Dongting Lake, the second largest freshwater lake in China, is now in the most severe water crisis of the last...
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 7, 2008
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...
by Wu Nan | Apr 23, 2008
Xiamen-based blogger Lian Yue posted several letters sent to him by netizens, forming a series of inspiring discussions on Chinese ethnic minorities (Two additional letters from this post have been translated and posted by Black...
by Wu Nan | Sep 5, 2007
Freelance writer and blogger Lian Yue rewrote the poem, Look Up to the Stars by China’s Prime Minister Wen Jiabao. Lian’s poem, from Niubo Net, translated by CDT: I look up to the stars, So vast and profound; As abysmal as the road to the mine. The infinite truth, So hard for me to seek […]
by Sophie Beach | Jun 22, 2007
Columnist Lian Yue writes in the Southern Metropolis Daily about the Shanxi brick kilns and other examples of the “plight of the struggling masses,” translated by ESWN: So far, you have only seen the beginning. According to the recollections and descriptions of some people, the “coerced labor” in the Shanxi brick kilns have traversed more […]
by Sophie Beach | May 30, 2007
Danwei has translated a column from Southern Metropolis Daily by blogger and journalist Lian Yue about the food safety issue: After The New York Times published explosive special reports about medicine and food safety in China, a huge problem that faces ordinary Chinese people has finally became a international issue. It’s a shocking reminder of […]
by Mo Ming | Apr 6, 2007
On Mar. 22’s Xiao Xiang Morning Post (潇湘晨报), Lian Yue (连岳), an active blogger and a freelance writer, published a column on a dangerous chemical project in South-Eastern China’s Xiamen City, Fujian Province. In the...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 26, 2006
ESWN translated an essay in Southern Metropolis News by Lian Yue about blog real name registration: It is said that on the Chinese Internet, the ratio of current affairs among all topics is among the world leaders. Every Chinese person is a political commentator. And the degree of volatility of their speeches (and the number […]
by Sophia Cao | Aug 7, 2006
From Lian Yue blog, translated by Global Voices Online: China must just be one of the countries with the most televistion stations in the world, and at the same time has an audience with the least choice. Just take the remote control and flip through (if you find yourself so bored) and you will find […]
by Sophia Cao | Jun 5, 2006
From Global Voices Online: Under the party propaganda policies, no commemoration of the movement was allowed in public places and the newspapers and TV networks passed the day wthout any even implied mention of it. Like the...
by Xiao Qiang | Jun 1, 2006
From Southern Metropolis Daily, via Lian Yue’s Eighth Continent blog, translated by EastSouthWestNorth: On January 6, there was a Southern Metropolis Daily news report titled “Nominating himself as a People’s Congress representative, a Shenzhen citizen claims to be a grassroots representative. The report was about Shenzhen citizen Zou Tao’s Internet-published statement “Open letter to nominate […]
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