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...

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...

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 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 […]

The Battle of Beijing - Moisés Naím

“What happens when an authoritarian government and thousands of activists go head-to-head at the Olympics? China is about to find out.” From Foreign Policy: You can always count on the Olympic Games to provide drama. Next year’s games in Beijing will be no different; they too will produce powerful stories and riveting television. But this […]

Give Us Back Our Youtube! – Kenneth Tan

From Shanghaiist: As many of you would know by now, Youtube has been blocked in China. Looks like we got happy too soon about the unblocking of Blogspot.Danwei asks if the block has come as a result of the ongoing 17th Party Congress. Well, Marc van der Chijs, founder of the Shanghai-based , doesn’t […]

Bringing It All Back Home – Hard Hat Show – Danwei

The Danwei group on Youtube interviews three young Chinese who were born in China, lived abroad for extensive periods, and are now back in China to work. The interviewees talk about all sorts of aspects of their adjustment experiences, including the differences in culture and expectations, as well as the labeling they face as “Chinese” […]

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