Lian Yue

The Three Gorges Dam and the Drought in Dongting Lake

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...

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...

Lian Yue: Keep the Pessimism In Your Heart

Lian Yue, a well-known social critic and blogger, attended the fourth Chinese Bloggers Conference in Guangzhou this year. The following are excerpts from the talk he gave during the conference, translated by Lucy Lin: … I...

Letter to Lian Yue: Talking About Ethnic Minorities in China

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...

Tibet Information Theory

While the Chinese government clearly issued strict censorship orders about Tibet coverage to all Chinese websites, Xiamen-based writer/blogger Lian Yue (连岳), who is known for his advocacy for environmental protection in Xiaman,...

Look Up to the Stars Together – Lian Yue

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 […]

More Evil Than Evil Itself – Lian Yue

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 […]

Can the U.S. Guarantee Food Safety in China? – Lian Yue

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 […]

The Biggest Chemical Project Puts Xiamen in Danger

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...

The Anonymous Internet is the Citizens’ University – Lian Yue

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 […]

China: Money’s on the TV – Lian Yue

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 […]

I want to be a People’s Congress Representative – Lian Yue

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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