Posts by: C. Custer

  1. November 22, 2010

    An Original Documentary: “Kedong County”

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  2. June 9, 2010

    Foreigner Stereotypes, Sex, and the First-Ever Foreigner Poll!

    good-shanghai-girl-seeking-marriage Are you a foreigner? Come take the poll and help us determine if stereotypes about foreigners are true or not.
    67 Comments | Read Post »

  3. June 4, 2010

    Banning Torture: A Good First Step

    zhao-zuohai China's new restrictions on evidence obtained through torture won't do any good without giving the court the power to independently enforce them.
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  4. May 27, 2010

    Foxconn’s Suicide Waiver

    More suicides at Foxconn. Will a stupid waiver letter help?

    16 Replies
  5. May 23, 2010

    How Should China Treat North Korea?

    The China-North Korea relationship has always been a point of contention with the West, but what should China do about the DPRK’s recent brazen aggressiveness?

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  6. May 19, 2010

    My Problem With Falun Gong

    Police detain an FLG protester C. Custer explains his reservations and criticisms of the F*l*n G*ng as well as some of the organizations, publications, and actions associated with the group.
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  7. May 16, 2010

    Taixing Kindergarten Attacker Gets Death Penalty

    Thoughts on the sentencing of Xu Yuyuan, the man who attacked a kindergarten in Taixing, Jiangsu last month, who said his motive was to vent against society.

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  8. May 13, 2010

    US Gives $1.5m to Falun Gong Group: A Terrible Idea

    2006-10-18-Mitchell Why it's a terrible idea for the US government to fight for internet freedom by giving $1.5m to a group affiliated with a cult the Chinese government hates.
    155 Comments | Read Post »

  9. May 5, 2010

    Helping Your Local Government

    “Doing one hundred good things for a leader is not as good as doing one bad thing together with a leader.”

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  10. April 29, 2010

    (Religious) Gay-Bashing Comes to China

    Luis-Palau China's Christian Church wants to form a deeper connection with the anti-gay organization Anglican Global South. Does China really need more bigotry?
    61 Comments | Read Post »

  11. April 26, 2010

    Television Dating Shows in China vs. the US

    The Chinese dating show “If You Are The One” (Fei Cheng Wu Rao) may be “edgy” in China, but it doesn’t compare to the crap flooding the airwaves in the US.

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  12. April 22, 2010

    Mourning for Qinghai: Going Gray, Forced Donations

    QQ home page in grayscale to honor the April 21, 2010 day of mourning for the Qinghai Earthquake victims. Chinese authorities declared yesterday (4/21) to be a national day of mourning for the Qinghai Earthquake but is a "forced mourning period" a good idea?
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  13. April 18, 2010

    Qinghai Earthquake: Does the Government Fear the Dead?

    qinghai-yushu-earthquake As the death toll for the recent Qinghai Earthquake in China increases, one has to ask: Who does the Chinese government fear more: the living or the dead?
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  14. April 15, 2010

    Newsweek: You’re Trying Too Hard

    Happy Farm Why is Happy Farm, a simple game about farming land, so popular in China? Newsweek's Isaac Stone Fish takes a good question, & takes it about 5 steps too far.
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  15. April 12, 2010

    Is China Toning it Down?

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  16. April 6, 2010

    Escaping the Mines

    This rescue is a miracle, and I’m sure the miners and their families are ecstatic, but China loses a hundred miners every year for each one they save. I’m no expert, but perhaps it’s time we started talking about why.

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  17. April 2, 2010

    Stupid Americans? Send Them to China

    We are not alone. Why are Americans so desperate to get students to China? Well, it might be because American students are, by and large, idiots.
    84 Comments | Read Post »

  18. March 28, 2010

    Serf Liberation Day, One Year In

    tibetans-serf-liberation-day Today is Serf Liberation Day! But if a government-invented PR "holiday" falls in the forest, does anybody hear it?
    74 Comments | Read Post »

  19. March 26, 2010

    The Trouble With Carrots

    Perhaps we’re seeing the beginning of China’s comeback on Google today, as Chinese netizens have discovered that simple search terms like “carrots” and “temperature” are not loading on Google, though they still work on Baidu. Why? These words share characters with the names of top Chinese leaders like Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao.

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  20. March 23, 2010

    Google Losing the Message

    With all the debate about censorship, has everyone forgotten the real reason for Google’s pullout was that their systems were hacked [presumably] by China.

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  21. March 14, 2010

    Public Relations: Comparing China and the Dalai Lama

    Hu Jintao inspecting Chinese soldiers during China military parade. The Chinese government's international PR problems on the "Tibet issue": Not engaging the Western public & being too vague or black-and-white to be believable.
    43 Comments | Read Post »

  22. March 6, 2010

    Translation: A Critique of Premier Wen Jiabao

    Chinese premier Wen Jiabao. An English translation of Chinese writer and blogger Dr. Yang Hengjun's criticisms of China Premier Wen Jiabao's latest "internet chat" with Chinese netizens.
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  23. March 5, 2010

    How to be a Good Corrupt Official

    Probably in response to this craziness, worker and blogger Wan Xiaodao has written a list of rules for corrupt officials….more »

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  24. March 2, 2010

    Pornography Should be Legal in China

    Shoushou car model. An analysis of China's porn crackdown: a discussion of porn's effects on society and the advantages of supporting a government-regulated pornographic industry.
    76 Comments | Read Post »