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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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2012 Movie: Praising China & The Chinese? No, Not Really

2012 Movie: Praising China & The Chinese? No, Not Really

Roland Emmerich’s 2009 apocalyptic movie “2012″ has been praised and criticized for pandering to China and Chinese audiences…and why that’s egotistically ridiculous.

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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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Great Translators: China Blogs That Translate Chinese Content

Great Translators: China Blogs That Translate Chinese Content

A review and comparison of well-known English-language blogs about China that emphasize translation of original Chinese news, information, and content. Which is the best? The worst?

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Urumqi vs. Lhasa News, Uighurs vs. Iranians, Progaganda & Spin

Urumqi vs. Lhasa News, Uighurs vs. Iranians, Progaganda & Spin

What does American media’s coverage of the 2008 Lhasa Tibetan riots vs. 2009 Urumqi Uighur riots tell us about Americans? Can Uighur activists engage in spin?

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Quote: Roland Soong on Breast Fondling Gate

Quote: Roland Soong on Breast Fondling Gate

“Question: Why is this piece of trashy news being translated?” ... 

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American Hegemony Tied To Football & Transformers!

American Hegemony Tied To Football & Transformers!

Is American hegemony tied to its aptitude for soccer (er, football)? Is Transformers 2 really just a big commercial for the United States to sell its weapons?

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The Good, Bad, & Ugly Of Trains, Youth, Politics, Dissidents & CCTV

The Good, Bad, & Ugly Of Trains, Youth, Politics, Dissidents & CCTV

CNR’s Weekly Review highlights some of the most interesting and can’t miss blog posts from the English China blogosphere. This week: June 14-20, 2009.

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Police States, Cyber Warfare, Bargaining, Life, & Street Racing

Police States, Cyber Warfare, Bargaining, Life, & Street Racing

CNR’s Weekly Review highlights some of the most interesting and can’t miss blog posts from the English China blogosphere. This week: May 9-15, 2009.

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English China Blogs Increasingly Translate Chinese Forum Content

English China Blogs Increasingly Translate Chinese Forum Content

Since chinaSMACK popped into the scene, other English China blogs have increasingly copied its formula of translating Chinese discussion forum news and content.

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English China Blogs To Watch In 2009

English China Blogs To Watch In 2009

As 2008 winds down to its last gasping breaths here in China, I look forward to 2009 with a mixture of relief and anticipation. Relief because 2008 has arguably... 

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Chinese Youth on Western Media: A Diversity of Opinion

Chinese Youth on Western Media: A Diversity of Opinion

Several days ago, ESWN posted a translation of a Tianya post titled “What is the reason China’s younger generation is losing confidence in the Western... 

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CIRC Chinese Internet Research Conference – Day 1

CIRC Chinese Internet Research Conference – Day 1

A lot of last-minute scrambling went into getting me here to cover the 2008 Chinese Internet Research Conference @ Hong Kong University. I’ll try to go into... 

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