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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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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Ivan has gone back to America

A while ago we lost touch with our American friend and co-blogger, Ivan.    And for some years we have known him to be secretive about his work. Over the past two years or so, he told us he had moved … Continue reading

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Omnibus thread for all countries other than China, Australia and USA

In the comments section of one of our recent posts,  our commenter “Matthew Tan” carried on about Singapore. Catherine and I are not especially interested in Singapore.    We are Australians who have close personal links with China, and so we … Continue reading

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