Posts by: Kai Pan


  1. June 6, 2010

    Google Left China = Baidu Gained = Chinese Netizens Lose

    Baidu CEO Robin Li. 2 months after Google dismantled its internet search engine in China, the good news is that Google hasn't been blocked but the bad news is Baidu is stronger.
    33 Comments | Read Post »

  2. June 2, 2010

    Kai Pan Has An Evil Impostor! Score! Level Up!

    Impostor. Please note that recent comments made by "Kai Pan" on many China blogs are actually made by an impostor who harbors some grudge against the real Kai Pan, er me.
    59 Comments | Read Post »

  3. May 29, 2010

    Gilbert B. Kaplan: Apple iPad – Foxconn = Jobs For Americans!

    Foxconn workers. Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce argues that Apple should move production of the iPad back to America given the problems at Foxconn. Hm...
    33 Comments | Read Post »

  4. May 27, 2010

    Foxconn Suicides: Common Narratives But Uncertain Causes

    Foxconn worker looking weary. As the number of Foxconn suicides increase, so has the attention and speculation. Let's take a look at the most common and popular narratives we're seeing.
    23 Comments | Read Post »

  5. May 26, 2010

    Everyone Likes Infographics, Because Everyone Likes Pictures

    Why are infographics so popular? Is it because they present statistical information in a new, easily absorbed way? Or just because we all like pretty pictures?

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  6. May 24, 2010

    Too Many English-Language China Blogs!?! Time For A Culling?

    Too many English-language China blogs! Several English-language China bloggers have complained that there are too many English-language China blogs and there needs to be a culling! What do you think?
    37 Comments | Read Post »

  7. May 21, 2010

    Uh-Oh, Did We Just Get Blocked By The Great Firewall?

    The connection has timed out. Hm, we seemed to have gotten blocked by the GFW this evening. Not bad for a blog less than 2 months old. What was the cause & how're we going to get unblocked?
    54 Comments | Read Post »

  8. May 18, 2010

    Shanghai Bus Stories: Communist Money & Kooky Old Women

    Several Chinese men asleep on a public bus. Two interesting experiences riding a Shanghai public bus. Nothing earth-shattering or life-changing, just a reminder of our colorful existence in this world.
    21 Comments | Read Post »

  9. May 15, 2010

    Joe Amon: Vaccines, Melamine, Lead, and Chinese Officials

    Chinese girl crying out while receiving a shot, with supportive family members beside her. Some thoughts and nitpicking on the recent WSJ opinion article "Chinese Corruption Is Hazardous to Your Health" by Joseph Amon, director at Human Rights Watch.
    111 Comments | Read Post »

  10. May 12, 2010

    Is Chinese Society Materialistic? Are Chinese People?

    God of Materialism by Chen Wenling. A common observation and criticism of Chinese people and society is that they are materialistic. What does that mean? Is it too much or too little of something?
    59 Comments | Read Post »

  11. May 6, 2010

    Representing Chinese Netizens Through China’s Twitter Users

    A Chinese internet user at an internet bar. Radio Free Asia reports that Chinese netizens are angry & disgusted with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's recent visit to China. The problem: They use Twitter.
    41 Comments | Read Post »

  12. May 3, 2010

    Why The Government Doesn’t Want School Killings In The News

    Fireworks at the opening of the Shanghai World Expo. China's media was instructed to not feature news of recent school killings due to the opening of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Disgusting or understandable?
    48 Comments | Read Post »

  13. April 27, 2010

    China Blogs That Bridge The Divide

    Virginia Newman, an intern with UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government, works with Howard Tan, 17, to prepare classroom materials for a seminar in Nanchang, China. How much good or change can blogs bring to the divide that separates China & the Chinese from the West & Westerners? Which blogs foster understanding, not hate?
    66 Comments | Read Post »

  14. April 23, 2010

    NLC, KYE, M-O-U-S-E!

    So a factory in China has underage labor living 14 to a dorm room, eating crappy food, and working tons of overtime. Is this a problem? To who? The NLC? Why?

    24 Replies
  15. April 20, 2010

    Daily Mail: China’s Shameful Massacre of Unborn Girls

    Daily Mail Peter HItchens with Chinese children in Kunming. Peter Hitchens of the first British newspaper to sell more than a million copies a day does his best to shock and appall the UK's masses with prehistoric China.
    98 Comments | Read Post »

  16. April 16, 2010

    More Men Than Women: Do Chinese Males “Up Their Game”?

    Young Chinese men hanging out in Tiananmen Square. If fewer black men causes black women to become more competitive with each other (or settle), does more Chinese men make Chinese women become less competitive?
    47 Comments | Read Post »

  17. April 13, 2010

    The Middlenuts Will Fail While The Wingnuts Prevail

    Stuck in the middle, gummy bear version by furiousgeorge81 on Flickr. Marketing guru Seth Godin says you can't build an active, vibrant, or committed community around the center, that being "safe and beyond reproach" will fail.
    23 Comments | Read Post »

  18. April 7, 2010

    People v. KFC: My 6-Hour Saga Over A Cheap Bucket Of Chicken

    A Shanghai police motorcycle, outside a KFC.
    41 Comments | Read Post »

  19. April 5, 2010

    Relative Inequality Is The Source Of All Of Society’s Ills

    China's Growing Wealth Gap. If relative inequality is the underlying reason behind everything wrong in society, do we stop comparing the freedoms & rights Americans have versus the Chinese?
    26 Comments | Read Post »

  20. April 1, 2010

    China’s New Preferential Visa Policy Unites Ethnic Chinese?

    Young woman holding a "taibaozheng". China's government recently enacted a new visa policy extending benefits similar to those enjoyed by Taiwanese "tai bao zheng" holders to all ethnic Chinese.
    48 Comments | Read Post »

  21. March 27, 2010

    Proposed Bluefin Tuna Ban Defeated, Democracy In Action?

    Japanese fish dealers inspecting Bluefin Tuna in Tokyo, Japan. Environmentalists are angry after Libya calls a US-backed proposal (opposed by Japan) to ban all bluefin tuna exports as a "conspiracy of developed nations".
    30 Comments | Read Post »

  22. March 25, 2010

    Stanley Bing & Huffington Post, WTF Is This Nonsense?

    “Fortune’s Stanley Bing’s” (Gil Schwartz) latest article as published on the Huffington Post is an obnoxiously stupid mind-boggling pile. No, it isn’t funny.

    37 Replies
  23. March 23, 2010

    Google Redirects! But Will The Chinese Government Block?!

    Google redirects Google.cn traffic to Google.com.hk. Google follows through on its threat to uncensor Google.cn, by shutting it down & redirecting users to Google.com.hk. Which does nothing for Chinese netizens.
    97 Comments | Read Post »

  24. March 22, 2010

    Tom Hanks Thinks America Is Racist

    Some Americans are outraged by “controversial” comments made by actor Tom Hanks concerning the role of racism in World War II and the modern War on Terror.

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  25. March 21, 2010

    Do Chinese Cheer On American Misfortune, Fantasize Invading?

    9/11 World Trade Center South Tower collapsing. With stories of Chinese classrooms cheering and taxi drivers laughing upon news of 9/11, do Chinese celebrate American misfortune, or fantasize invading the US?
    127 Comments | Read Post »

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