Monthly Archives: June 2009

Green Leader Bob Brown Sought Australian Senate Support for Liu Xiaobo

Senator Bob Brown called on the Australian government to exert pressure on China regarding the formal arrest of Liu Xiaobo.  The following is an excerpt of the relevant sections from the Senate debate on Thursday June 25 between Brown and … Continue reading

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Bullog (bullock.cn) China Returns

牛,已经回到墙里。[The Bull has returned to behind the Wall] Bullog (bullock.cn) China has been repackaged and re-launched with a new URL, a new look and a new policy.  According to a notice posted on the homepage, the new site will strictly … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom on Financial Crisis

In an appeal made during a recent summit, religious leaders from around the world gave the following advice to world leaders who are attending the G8 Summit later in July: We are convinced that a new moral paradigm is essential … Continue reading

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Petition for the Release of Liu Xiaobo

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that a group of Chinese intellectuals have signed a petition for the release of Liu Xiaobo.  I’ve also learnt today that some Tibetan community leaders are appealing to members of their communities in China and … Continue reading

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Liu Xiaobo’s First Meeting with his Lawyer

Liu Xiaobo was eventually allowed to meet with his lawyer.  Liu’s lawyer Shang Baojun said that the meeting took place at around 3.15pm on 26 June at the Beijing Number 1 Detention Centre.   It lasted for approximately 40 minutes. Shang … Continue reading

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Ivan’s Chinglish translation service

A recent exchange with one of our PRC educated fenqing commenters has inspired Ivan to begin advertising his Chinglish translation service. For a taste of what Ivan can do for Chinglish speakers, here is Ivan’s translation of the Gettysburg Address … Continue reading

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The IQ of a CCTV Host

This is one of the funniest video I’ve watched lately.  No, it’s not a clip from Monty Python.  It’s just a CCTV interview.  Yes, I’m not mistaken.  It’s CCTV.  And no, there is no comedian involved.  It’s an interview with … Continue reading

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Traditional Chinese Cannibalism

5,000 year of civilisation has produced the following Chinese folk remedy: Lin Zongxiu, from the southwestern province of Sichuan, heard in 2008 that soup made with a man’s head could help cure her daughter who had suffered from psychiatric problems … Continue reading

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Liu Xiaobo Formally Arrested

Xinhua released a report a short while ago, confirming the formal arrest of Liu Xiaobo on 23 June 2009.  Liu was detained and had been placed under house arrest since 8 December 2009, a day before the release of Charter … Continue reading

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Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo

Today is the 194th  anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, June 18 1815. The Battle of Waterloo and all of the wars of the French “republic” from 1793 to 1815 showed the world what happens whenever the decent nations of … Continue reading

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