Subscribe

controversy

Empire State Building Honoring PRC 60th Anniversary Outrage

Empire State Building Honoring PRC 60th Anniversary Outrage

Americans outraged by the Empire State Building honoring the People’s Republic of China’s 60th anniversary with red and yellow lighting reveal their own bias & hypocrisy.

31 Comments | Read More »
Deaflympics, World Games, Lamas, & Cross-Strait Relations

Deaflympics, World Games, Lamas, & Cross-Strait Relations

How the 2009 Deaflympics, 2009 World Games, and a Dalai Lama visit has reflected upon cross-strait relations between Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China.

4 Comments | Read More »
Prominent IT Blogger Keso Suspended By Twitter

Prominent IT Blogger Keso Suspended By Twitter

Famous IT blogger Keso has his Twitter account blocked. Despite contacting Twitter, the account has not been restored after 48 hours. Another case of Silicon Valley ignoring the rest of the world?

13 Comments | Read More »
Green Dam & CCTV’s Attacks On Google – 12 Point Review

Green Dam & CCTV’s Attacks On Google – 12 Point Review

A 12 point summary of the entire Green Dam Youth Escort web-filtering and censorship software controversy and the CCTV attacking Google for porn links scandal.

10 Comments | Read More »
Zhang Ziyi, Foreigners, and Chinese Sensitivities

Zhang Ziyi, Foreigners, and Chinese Sensitivities

What are the reasons behind many Chinese people’s (over-?) sensitivities towards foreigners, or what actress Zhang Ziyi does or doesn’t do? Are there solutions?

30 Comments | Read More »
Swine Flu & China Review: Ups & Downs With Notable Blog Posts

Swine Flu & China Review: Ups & Downs With Notable Blog Posts

Collection of interesting blog post excerpts from notable English-language China blogs covering swine flu reaching China, reactions, & how it has been handled.

8 Comments | Read More »
NYT Reminds Us Westerners Not Much Better Than Chinese

NYT Reminds Us Westerners Not Much Better Than Chinese

Richard @ The Peking Duck, one of my long-time RSS subscriptions, recently linked to a New York Times’ piece titled “The End of the Financial World as... 

46 Comments | Read More »
Chinese Teen Beating & Humiliation Videos: Viral or Virus?

Chinese Teen Beating & Humiliation Videos: Viral or Virus?

2008 coined the Chinese internet meme: 很黄,很暴力 (“very yellow, very violent”). Despite roundly being used in the most humorous of situations,... 

10 Comments | Read More »
Olympics Controversy – Misunderstanding China – Part I: Why It’s Easy For Americans to Hate China

Olympics Controversy – Misunderstanding China – Part I: Why It’s Easy For Americans to Hate China

Disclaimer: “I am here to bridge the gap. Not to hate. Not to love. Not to be biased. Only honesty.” After seeing and hearing many of the critical comments... 

43 Comments | Read More »
2008 Olympic Deals: $1 Meals and $1,131 Internet Acccess

2008 Olympic Deals: $1 Meals and $1,131 Internet Acccess

To say that the run-up to the Oympics (whee, 9 days left, rah rah) has been a stomach-churning, mind-numbing roller-coaster ride of twists and turns and ups and... 

13 Comments | Read More »
Utter Idiots and Why the United States Will Not Boycott the Beijing Olympics

Utter Idiots and Why the United States Will Not Boycott the Beijing Olympics

Much to the detriment of my productivity, I spend an unwholesome amount of time online verbally sparring with individuals who take extremist political positions... 

50 Comments | Read More »
Shanghai Bus Explosion: Terrorist Attack or Random Tragedy?

Shanghai Bus Explosion: Terrorist Attack or Random Tragedy?

Just heard from my local Chinese friends that “an explosion” killed three people earlier this morning on one of Shanghai’s public transit buses... 

9 Comments | Read More »