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Shanghai Metro Explosion

Shanghai Metro Explosion

There was a rumor going around in the internet that an explosion occurred in the Shanghai Metro 25th of June in the afternoon. Trace its roots and find out what really happened. Such is the power of social media.

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15 Shanghai World Expo Pavilion Secrets

15 Shanghai World Expo Pavilion Secrets

Meme circulating in Chinese internet forums on special awards given to the Shanghai World Expo pavilions. Fun guide when you go to the Expo Park. See for yourself if these pavilions really do deserve their “awards”.

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English-Language Shanghai World Expo News

English-Language Shanghai World Expo News

Lacking in fix of your 2010 Shanghai World Expo news (in English that is)? You know where to look. CNReviews browses and snoops around to help you become better informed China-philes (and Expo-philes).

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Proposed Yushu Earthquake Pavilion: Good Idea Or Not?

Proposed Yushu Earthquake Pavilion: Good Idea Or Not?

Children’s writer Zheng Yuanjie proposes a Yushu Earthquake Memorial Hall for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo to grieve for the victims. Netizens give him a piece of their mind.

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Saying Goodbye to CNReviews… and Entering The Divide

Saying Goodbye to CNReviews… and Entering The Divide

“Entering the divide?” Are you serious? Yeah, that’s cheesy, real cheesy. But now you want to know the full extent of that cheesiness, right? Whether you enjoy Kai Pan’s posts here, or hate them, or him, it’s time for Kai to leave.

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Google Leaving China Will Not Be A Revolution, Televised Or Not

Google Leaving China Will Not Be A Revolution, Televised Or Not

Google leaving China will not be as big a revolution in the business world as you think. Getting excited over China’s loss of face may be playing into its hand.

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Google In China Is Better Than No Google In China

Google In China Is Better Than No Google In China

Google.cn features manipulated & censored search results, but it still offers Chinese internet users a choice other than Baidu. Less choice is less freedom.

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Social Games: Are Chinese More Competitive Than Westerners?

Social Games: Are Chinese More Competitive Than Westerners?

The new China Social Games blog provides coverage on the hottest games, networks, & trends on Facebook & especially the hot & growing online market in China.

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CN Reviews looks back at 2009 – part 2

CN Reviews looks back at 2009 – part 2

CN Reviews looks back at 2009 and highlights our best posts. We covered social networking, social entrepreneurship, microblogging in China, growing online extremism, Chinese media, the Urumqi riots, the Lou Jing incident, National Day celebrations, and more.

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CN Reviews looks back at 2009 – part 1

CN Reviews looks back at 2009 – part 1

In the first half of 2009, CNReviews covered Jackie Chan’s controversial statements, reviewed and interviewed China bloggers, covered the Green Dam and CCTV attacks on Google, broke news on CCTV fire, covered the Swine Flu situation, and remembered the sensitive anniversary of Tiananmen.

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Chinese Media Entranced By Beautiful Girl In Red And Black

Chinese Media Entranced By Beautiful Girl In Red And Black

Off-the-wall, “weird” news” keep popping up in the papers. Does this confirm the Chinese media lacking “in-depth” news due to them being politically sensitive?

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Rednecks, Red Guards & Trolls: Kaiser Kuo on US-China Online

Rednecks, Red Guards & Trolls: Kaiser Kuo on US-China Online

Kaiser Kuo speaks at TEDxHonolulu about the crisis in US-China relationships on a person-to-person level, exacerbated by large-scale and unmediated contact over the internet.

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English Blogs About China: Moser Interviews Goldkorn & Anti

English Blogs About China: Moser Interviews Goldkorn & Anti

Summary of interesting points and the English-language China blogs mentioned in the recent BON TV David Moser interview with Jeremy Goldkorn and Michael Anti.

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Quote: Andy Keller on the CCP

Quote: Andy Keller on the CCP

“…the Party seems to view itself as more of a shepherd in charge of moving sheep around…than the vanguard of a rising world power.” ... 

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Quote: Jeremiah Jenne on What Chinese Fear

Quote: Jeremiah Jenne on What Chinese Fear

“…Chinese see their history through the lens of chaos/order with the forces of the latter fighting a constant battle against the former.” ... 

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