RSSTag Archiv: China

  • Google Gives China the Finger

    News from China,
    not found via Google.

    Again, some news from China I foud interesting:

    Von am 6. August 2010 | Kein Kommentar | Permalink |

  • Time again for some news from the middle kingdom, selected on a whim:

    Daily Disney - Epcot China Parasols (Explored)

    Chinese Umbrellas

    Von am 25. Juni 2010 | Kein Kommentar | Permalink |

  • China: reading the news

    Chinese news
    By zieak,
    used under cc license

    A mix of recent news from the middle kingdom I found interesting for various reasons:

    Links via CDT.

    Von am 12. April 2010 | Kein Kommentar | Permalink |

  • Strobist Tea

    Lets have some tea, shall we?
    By Doha Sam,
    used under cc license

    Via CDT:
    ” (喝茶) is now a common vocabulary in online political discourse. It refers to the widespread practices by police or other authorities to harass, intimidate and conduct information-gathering on citizens for their political activities. Although each such “Tea” session always comes with the warning to keep the conversation to oneself, more and more netizens have been sharing their “Drinking Tea” experiences; ...

    Here is another example of a “” experience, from a college student, shared within a private online community, translated by
    Luke Habberstad:

    This year (2009) I am 23 years old.

    For the most part, prior to my 21st year, when I thought about issues it was always the thinking of a government education. Later, I went online and saw some unimaginable things. Then, after going through some personal experiences myself, such as my family being extorted by the police when they did business, I became very disillusioned with reality. I could not accept this completely inhuman government.

    Later I started using my own QQ space, QQ screen name, and blog to disseminate some articles, usually by reposting them. Most of the articles were on bullogger, with Ran Yunfei and Ai Weiwei being the most prominent authors. I used my QQ screen name mostly to post some comments from micro-blogs.

    Last year on was the first time that I directly felt the Internet controls. Many domestic websites were temporarily closed, and Twitter and some foreign websites were temporarily blacked out.

    That day I was at school in class, and I visited Ai Weiwei’s independent blog. I found an article that he wrote, and I posted it over to the daily journal on my QQ space. I didn’t realize that I had hit upon a taboo word: 64 (i.e. ). The article did not successfully post, and I thought that the taboo words on QQ had increased; I remembered that previously this word was not a problem. Then I added a comma in between the numbers, and was able to post the article.

    Half an hour later, a woman who worked as an Internet monitor at the school entered the classroom. She whispered a few words to our teacher and then she came over to my machine to check the computer’s number and then left. Then, the department director came in and ordered me to go to his office. He started to interrogate me with questions, asking if I had entered the Party, if I had considered going abroad, etc. Then he ordered another female teacher to go buy me some food. At noon, I asked him when I would be able to leave, and he said that the school’s Party Secretary was in the Dean’s office waiting for me. Pretending to be naïve, I asked him what for. He also pretended to be native, and said that he did not know, but that they would explain when I arrived. I finished eating and we left. I felt disturbed, and inside I was a mess. The director and this other woman took me to the Dean’s office, and I sat in front of a table. They sat in the seats across from me (the office was large and luxurious), and then told me to wait. After a bit, the school’s Party Secretary came in. He was older, maybe 50 to 60 years old, a shrewd-looking person. He also had a companion who followed him in, carrying a notebook. Then, the old man started to talk.

    I will briefly describe his points:

    1) During a routine examination, Internet monitors had discovered that my QQ space contained “unharmonious” speech. They called to inform him, at the same time as the city’s Internet censors also called him.

    2) He asked how I had obtained this article, since it had appeared on my space. I made something up, saying that I had seen the article on a Baidu bulletin board while surfing, and just posted it on my space, and that I hadn’t really read its content.

    3) Then he started to talk about . He said that the Party and the nation had long since come to a conclusion about the affair, that it was an XXXX rebellion. He said that the Falun Gong from abroad is an anti-Party group, and took advantage of the Internet to corrupt young people inside the country. He said that my actions were extremely serious, harmful to social stability, etc. In the end, he wasted an hour jerking off like this. In order to not fuck up my ability to continue in my studies, I played naïve and stupid, and finally I went back and deleted the article off my QQ space.

    Von am 2. März 2010 | Kein Kommentar | Permalink |
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  • Via Spiegel Online:

    Die Idee, China als Ehrengast der diesjährigen Frankfurter Buchmesse einzuladen, erweist sich, wie gefürchtet, als heikel. … Das bekamen jetzt der in Boston lebende Exil-Autor Bei Ling und die regierungskritische Autorin und Umweltschützerin Dai Qing zu spüren. Beide sollten an diesem Wochenende an einem Symposium zum Thema “China und die Welt – Wahrnehmung und Wirklichkeit” teilnehmen. Doch sie wurden wieder ausgeladen. … “Ich bekam gestern einen Anruf, in dem ich dringend gebeten wurde, nicht nach Frankfurt zu fliegen”, berichtete Bei Ling SPIEGEL ONLINE. “Wenn ich kommen würde, gäbe es ein Riesendurcheinander, hieß es.” Hintergrund: Chinesische Funktionäre und Schriftsteller haben angedroht, ihre Teilnahme abzusagen, falls politisch ungeliebte Autoren dabei sind. Dahinter steht offenkundig das Verwaltungsamt für Presse und Publikationen (GAPP), die oberste Zensurbehörde Chinas. Im Fall von Dai Qing wurde eine Einladung der Frankfurter von der GAPP nicht weitergeleitet. “Wir sind in einer Zwickmühle”, sagt Peter Ripken, Programm-Koordinator der Messe. “Das chinesische Organisationskomitee hat knallhart gesagt: “Wenn der und der teilnimmt, ziehen wir aus.”

    Äh, hallo? Sagt dem GAPP doch “L**k mich!”. Kommt halt niemand aus der VR. Wem schadet das wohl mehr? Wollen die chinesischen Autoren etwa keine Bücher verkaufen? Dieses stetige Wegducken geht mir auf den Senkel. Wie sagte Oliver Kahn doch so schön? “Eier, wir brauchen Eier!”

    Von am 10. September 2009 | Kein Kommentar | Permalink |
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  • Tibet Uprising Day

    In China wäre sie schon lange
    weggesperrt worden.
    By Sirensongs,
    used under cc license

    Das ist die Schlagzeile: China frees 1,200 in Tibet, holds 700 over Xinjiang
    Das lese ich: Es wurden mindestens 1200 Menschen in Folge der Unruhen eingesperrt

    Noch ein Zitat:

    “After the 1,231 suspects were punished, made to submit statements of repentance and educated by judicial authorities in Tibet, they were freed,” Beijing said in a written reply to a UN hearing in Geneva on China’s record on eliminating racial discrimination.

    Ich möchte gar nicht wissen, wie made to submit statements of repentance and educated by judicial authorities vor sich gegangen ist. Ich bin sicher, die Leute haben alle ihren Fehler eingesehen, voller Reue ihre Erklärung unterschrieben und sind geläutert entlassen worden. Ach, das Richtige tun kann so einfach sein, wenn die Verblendung erstmal nachgelassen hat.
    Man stelle sich mal vor, man sperre in Deutschland 1200 Menschen über ein Jahr weg. Keine Regierung würde das überleben. Möglicherweise nicht mal das System. Oder werde ich melodramatisch?

    Von am 12. August 2009 | Kein Kommentar | Permalink |
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