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Video: Dancing With Shackles On

Dancing With Shackles On (via Danwei) is a new short film (16:23 about censorship and self-censorship on the Chinese Internet by Desiree Marianini and Janek Zdzarski, including interviews with Wang Xiaofeng, Qi Youyi, Jeremy...

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...

Odd and Even – Wang Xiaofeng

As Beijing restricts odd-numbered cars to driving on odd days and even-numbered cars to driving on even days in a test-run of its Olympics traffic reduction plan, one of the city’s more prominent and irreverent bloggers fantasizes about the potential of “odd-even” (ÂçïÂèåÂè∑Ôºârestrictions to solve some of the country’s other problems. Translated by CDT: Citizens […]

Chinese Bloggers Respond to Time Magazine Article

ESWN has translated responses from two Chinese journalist bloggers, Wang Xiaofeng and Rose Luqiu, to the Time Magazine story on China’s Me Generation. From Rose Luqiu’s blog: Vicky thought that it was too rash to use just several young people to represent an entire generation in China. Also, when they don’t discuss certain problems (especially […]

What will Beijing look like in 2008? – Wang Xiaofeng

From Reading China blog: Notes: The following is Wang Xiaofeng‘s sarcastic comments on the Olympic Games hosted by Beijing…. … What will Beijing look like in 2008? She will definitely be very beautiful. 1. Half of non-Beijing Chinese will leave this city and then we invite the same number of foreigners to Beijing. In a […]

Video: Blogger Wang Xiaofeng Sticks It To The Man – Danwei

Jeremy Goldkorn interviews blogger and San Lian Life Weekly journalist Wang Xiaofeng in a bar in Beijing’s Back Lakes district: Wang is not afraid to poke fun at sacred cows or to curse China’s excitable young Internet users. His acerbic style and sense of humor have made him your correspondent’s favorite Chinese blogger. In person, […]

Chinese sense of humor? You’ve got to be joking – Wang Xiaofeng

Translated and carried by Raymond Zhou blog: I was once invited to the taping of a TV show and before the cameras started to roll a young man came on stage and asked everyone in the audience to practice applauding. At first, the applause was weak, but repeated efforts turned it into a thunderous ovation. […]

How I became Time’s Person of the Year – Wang Xiaofeng

“Chinese people don’t do satire like Israelis and the English.” “They don’t have that making-fun-of-yourself gene.” Said Wang Xiaofeng, one of the most famous bloggers in China. He put the following satire post(Chinese) on his blog to tell how he became Time magazine’s Person of the Year, translated and carried by Raymond Zhou’s blog: Last […]

China: Don’t learn Chinese for business opps, learn it for this book – John Kennedy

From Global Voices Online (link): For unavoidable reasons known to all, or at least presumed, Lifeweek editor Wang Xiaofeng, one of China’s most entertaining bloggers”known to many for a hoax [#026] pulled in March this year which brought many bloggers’ scorn”mysteriously killed off his widely-read Massage Milk (also known as Wears Three Watches) in early […]

Fireworks in Beijing, and Journalistic Guidance – Wang Xiaofeng

From EastSouthWestNorth blog: Here is the official statement as published in Beijing News report on February 3, 2006: [In translation] “From Chinese New Year’s Eve up to now, the total number of fires is slightly more than in the same time period last year, as the number of fires caused by fireworks has increased slightly. […]

Chinese bloggers take political satire offline – Lindsay Beck

From Forget loners in pyjamas and slippers pouring out their hearts in anonymous solitude. China’s bloggers are going offline — and they’re having a blast. Among the best known is “Dai San Ge Biao”, literally meaning ‘wears three watches’ but also a play on former leader Jiang Zemin’s Three Represents, or “San Ge Dai […]

A law unto himself – Peter Goff

From the South China Morning Post, via Asia Media: It didn’t take long for Wang Xiaofeng to realise that he was not cut out for the courts. Now one of China’s best-known bloggers, when he was fresh out of law school he only lasted a week in the Beijing prosecutor’s office. “If I had stayed, […]

The Self-Description by Massage Cream – Wang Xiaofeng

Translated by EastSouthWestNorth: I have treated the blog as an extension of my work. I blog about the things that I cannot usually publish in the printed media. The reason that I get nervous writing for the printed media is that another person who does not and cannot fully understand you has the right to […]

Massage Milk and the Disaster of Journalism in China- Danwei

From Danwei blog: Massage Milk (ÊåâÊ멉π≥) is China’s best blog, in your correspondent’s opinion. The blogger, who goes by the name Dai San Ge Biao, writes caustic commentary on Chinese media, and is a master of...

Blogging in China – The Michael Anti Interview

From EastSouthWestNorth Blog: (on Deutsche Welle, translated by ESWN) DW: Compared to what you do, the bloggers in the Chinese newspaper industry are more careful. Are there clearly specified regulations to restrict the private blogging by reporters? Or is this a case of split personality? Anti: I really have not heard of any regulations. Many […]



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