Monthly Archives: January 2009

Breaking News: Bullog International Returns

Luo Yonghao announced early in the morning on 31 January 2009 the official launch of Bullogger.com, the international version of Bullog.cn.  Bullog.cn was shut down by Chinese authorities almost a month ago on 9 January.  The blog portal is now … Continue reading

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Zhang Ziyi’s Ass and Chinese Netizens’ Mouths

Has anyone noticed that the anti-vulgarity campaign actually started with Zhang Ziyi’s ass? We thought we’d seen it all: Zhang Ziyi’s ass in the settings of serious art movies, on the cover of trendy magazines, on the laps of sleazy … Continue reading

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White House Calling Ivan

Obama needs a visit from Ivan.

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Propaganda Works in Anhui Province

Anhui Province Communist Party General Secretary Wang Jinshan gave the following speech after he had received a report on propaganda and ideological works at a recent Provincial Party Committee’s standing committee meeting.  The title of his speech was “To get … Continue reading

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Baozuitun: a Chinese Blogger Who Challenges Censorship Boundaries

I am glad to announce the return of Baozuitun 饱醉豚 (or the Gluttonous Suckling Pig).  He is one of the two bloggers whose blogs at Bullog.cn were forced to close down shortly after Charter 08 was made public.  The other … Continue reading

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Chimerica: 30 Years of Sino-U.S. Ties

This comes straight from the horse’s mouth, in commemoration of 30 years of Sino-U.S. diplomacy.  It is all you need to know about Chimerica:  what does it mean?  why does it work? How does it shake the world?  May I … Continue reading

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Dear Chinese Banks’ Shareholders

The Elite Chinese Politics and Political Economy Blog has posted a very intelligent spoof, in the form of a letter from Listed Chinese Banks to their shareholders, to explain how China’s stimulus packages will affect their investment. Victor Shih has … Continue reading

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Zeng Jinyan’s Visit to Hu Jia Obstructed

Zeng Jinyan expressed disappointment in her latest blog post that she was once again forbidden to see Hu Jia, even though her mother-in-law was finally allowed to meet with her son last Thursday.  This is the second month in a … Continue reading

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Israel

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Ssangyong Failure Sours China and South Korea Ties

A dispute between workers of South Korea’s Ssangyong Motors and the company’s largest shareholder in China has escalated, after Korean workers protested in front of the Chinese Embassy in Seoul against illegal transfer of technology.  Chinese media responded by rallying … Continue reading

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