September 7, 2012

chinaSMACK vs. Tea Leaf Nation: Which Do You Prefer?

chinaSMACK vs. Tea Leaf Nation. An insider's response to Michael Ardaiolo’s “Cultural Voyeurism” article on EnjoyShanghai discussing the similarities and differences between the two China blogs.
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August 25, 2011

Fu Ying Spiegel Interview: “The West Has Become Very Conceited”

BEIJING, 8/17/2011 : China's vice -foreign minster, Mme Fuying, during an interview in the Foreign Ministry. Fu Ying, China’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, in an interview with Germany's Der Spiegel. Many of her responses were good, but here's why some were bad...
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March 27, 2011

NYT Acknowledges Mistake With Shakespeare “Protest” Anecdote

New York Times building. The NYT has added an Editor's Note acknowledging that the anecdote it used to report on Chinese censorship "could not be assumed to represent a broader trend."
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March 26, 2011

Criticizing the NY Times’ Shakespeare “Protest” Article

Antennagate "Not unique to iPhone 4" with Steve Jobs. Sharon LaFraniere and David Barboza of the New York Times suggest that uttering the word "protest" in China may get your cell phone call disconnected. Really?
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November 22, 2010

An Original Documentary: “Kedong County”

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October 16, 2010

Anti-Japanese Protests In Chengdu, Xi’an & Zhengzhou

Chinese university students protesting against Japan on October 16, 2010. Thousands of Chinese hold anti-Japanese protests in Chengdu as thousands more line up for hours to visit Japan's pavilions at the Shanghai 2010 World Expo.
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October 9, 2010

Liu Xiaobo Wins Nobel Peace Prize, chinaSMACK Silent

nobel-peace-prize-medal Reactions from the Western media & Chinese government have been typical. While meaningful symbolically, it's unlikely to lead to any practical near-term change.
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October 2, 2010

Chinese Forwarding Photos Of Anti-China Protests In Japan

japanese-anti-china-demonstrations-08 Chinese netizens are forwarding around these photos of "large-scale" anti-China demonstrations in Japan in response to the recent Diaoyu Islands collision.
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September 27, 2010

Europe As Seen By Americans, Europeans, & Gay Men?

Europe According to the United States of America These maps created by Yanko Tsvetkov illustrate the geography of Europe as seen through the eyes of various Europeans (and Americans). Is there one for Asia?
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September 21, 2010

Bah Humbug: the Expat Cultural Integration Fetish

Sacred cultural tradition If you don't know the historical origin of the mooncake, you're not a good China expat. Right?
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