Posts by: Kai Pan


  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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?
    12 Comments | Read Post »

  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. September 20, 2010

    Chinese Drivers Kill People They’ve Hit Because Of Communism

    BMW driver runs over kid. One Chinese blogger suggests that communism is why some drivers, upon accidentally hitting someone, will choose to run them over repeatedly until they're dead.
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  10. September 17, 2010

    After Thousands Of Years Of Civilization…

    “It’s simply assumed, for instance, that anyone who is working for the government is meant to be bribed.”

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  11. September 9, 2010

    Inception Debuts In China…With Google Recruitment Ads

    Google China recruitment Ad: Search "create". Google China's recent advertising campaign appears before the latest Hollywood blockbuster to make it onto Chinese cinemas, Inception. What does this mean?
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  12. September 8, 2010

    Poll: Is Media Bias Getting Worse and Can Something Be Done?

    Read “The Journalists Formerly Known as the Media: My Advice to the Next Generation” by Jay Rosen.

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  13. August 31, 2010

    Aftershock (Tangshan Earthquake) Movie Review: Disappointing

    Aftershock movie poster. Is Feng Xiaogang's movie about the 1976 Tangshan Earthquake in China worth watching? Sure. Is it epic? No. Could it have been? Yes...but it wasn't. Here's why.
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  14. August 18, 2010

    Response To How Egregious & Dangerous Western Media Bias Is

    Chinese protesting western media bias. Semi-intelligent musings on Western media bias like: "It's good to combat Western media bias. It's not so good when you emphasize 'Western' over 'media bias'."
    140 Comments | Read Post »

  15. August 17, 2010

    Chiming In On Hidden Harmonies’ Criticism of Newsy

    Coal bricks in China. Is it "immoral and propgandistic" behavior to report China surpassing the United Sttes as the world's largest energy consumer without citing per capita figures?
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  16. August 13, 2010

    Court Overturns Same Sex Marriage Ban, World Judges Democracy?

    A wedding cake is seen during a demonstration in West Hollywood, California, May 15, 2008, after the decision by the California Supreme Court to effectively greenlight same-sex marriage. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images) Did the passage of California Prop 8 banning homosexual marriages somehow contribute to "the world" judging democracy on its adherence to science and fact?
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  17. August 12, 2010

    Venting Doesn’t Help With Your “Life In China” Frustrations

    Catharsis, or venting, doesn’t actually help you deal with your anger, frustrations, or other negative emotions. It apparently only reinforces them. Doh!

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  18. July 22, 2010

    As Christianity Booms, Is Religion Good for China?

    Chinese Christians praying. While some Chinese recognize the contributions Christian missionaries have brought to modernizing China, is the growth of religion a good or bad thing for China?
    129 Comments | Read Post »

  19. July 15, 2010

    “Muslim Honor Killing” of Noor Almaleki & Media Narratives

    First Law of Media: offer the reader the opportunity to debate the conclusions, but force him to accept the form of the argument.

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  20. July 10, 2010

    Henry Blodget: Doesn’t Know Crap About The Google China Drama

    henry-blodget-2-cropped How can the "#1 Internet & eCommerce analyst on Wall Street" be so completely ignorant yet confidently opinionated about Google's situation in China? Let's see.
    33 Comments | Read Post »

  21. Google’s ICP License Renewed…Wow, That Was Easy

    The Chinese government has surprisingly renewed the ICP license Google needs to keep Google.cn, accepting a link when it was unhappy with an automatic redirect.

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  22. June 29, 2010

    Chinese Government Not Happy With Google.cn Redirect

    Google.cn's new redirect landing page. China's government tells Google it cannot keep redirecting Google.cn to google.com.hk if it wants to renew the ICP license required for the google.cn domain.
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  23. June 24, 2010

    GoSo.cn: A Search Engine For The People Against Baidu?

    goso-vs-google-logos Would you trust the People's Daily, official mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party, to provide you with trusted internet search results? More so than Baidu?
    17 Comments | Read Post »

  24. June 19, 2010

    American Companies Poisoned Homeowners With Chinese Drywall

    Smelly drywall made in Tianjin, China. Recent news show that American builders & contractors had known about possible Chinese drywall issues but chose to stay quiet to continuing selling to customers.
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  25. June 16, 2010

    You’ve Always Known You Are Not So Smart

    Just so Stan doesn’t feel lonely in being the only one apologizing for our recent lack of posts, I’m sorry….more »

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