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China Probing Protest Outside U.S. Embassy

Chinese authorities are investigating a Tuesday incident in which a group of protesters harassed U.S. ambassador Gary Lockein his car outside the U.S. embassy. From Bloomberg Businessweek: State Department spokeswoman Victoria...

Why China’s Web Copycats Succeed

Paul Delinger gives some background on why copycat Chinese Internet applications can flourish, for China Tracker: When it comes to Internet and mobile application development, it is often said that the most popular model is...

Qin Gang (秦刚): What Can and Cannot be Watched Online

The following excerpt is from remarks by Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Qin Gang (秦刚) during a press conference on March 31, 2009, and is being widely commented on by Chinese netizens: Question: YouTube was...

YouTube Again Accessible

According to a New York Times briefing, YouTube access has been restored in China: The Chinese government has lifted its block of YouTube, the popular video-sharing Web site run by Google. On Friday, people in Beijing access the...

Austin Ramzy: Why China’s Block on YouTube Is Backfiring

Austin Ramzy explains why blocking YouTube undermines the Chinese government’s claim that the video of Chinese policemen beating Tibetan detainees after the March 2008 Lhasa riots is faked.  From The China Blog at...

YouTube Blocked in China; Official Says Video Fake (Updated)

On the same day that YouTube has been blocked in China, a Xinhua report claims that a video released last week showing graphic footage reportedly of police in Tibet abusing protesters is fake. From AP: The official Xinhua News...

Wayne Wang’s ‘Princess’ Paves Way On Internet

The San Francisco Chronicle writes on the release of “The Princess of Nebraska,” a film centering on the experiences of two Chinese immigrants in America. Thirteen films opened in San Francisco on Friday, ranging...

YouTube Ban Only Erodes China’s Image

Cutting off access to YouTube on the Mainland in light of recent crackdowns on protests in Tibet and nearby provinces may do more harm than good to China’s image in the lead-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. From CNET:...

YouTube Access Blocked in China after Tibet Clips Appear

AFP reports on Youtube being blocked in China for broadcasting Lhasa riots: Access to YouTube in China was denied on Sunday after footage of recent deadly protests in Tibet appeared on the video posting site. Attempts to call up...

Video: Hong Kong Reformer Raps Back at Critics – AP

From AP via Seattlepi.com: Say it loud. She’s Chinese and she’s proud. A 67-year-old Hong Kong politician responded to accusations of being unpatriotic by lip-synching to Cantopop star Scott Hui’s “Proud to be Chinese” in a rap music video on Youtube. Anson Chan, a prominent pro-Democracy reformer, was criticized for suggesting that she and other […]

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