Monthly Archives: July 2009

Rumours about the GFW

[Importunate News Services] In view of Google’s reluctance to cooperate, GFW has decided to permanently ban Google. In the meantime, the Chinese government would inject 1 billion RMB in Baidu, on the condition that Baidu will upgrade the key words … Continue reading

Posted in media censorship, Under the Tree | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Qin Gang’s Bottom and His Brain

Today we found more memorable quotations from Qin Gang, the eloquent and gifted public face of the Brave New China. The first is from China Digital Times: My sincere thanks to Xiao Qiang for the original source and the English … Continue reading

Posted in Under the Tree | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments

Chinese Cyber-terrorism Gives Kadeer More Publicity (Update)

Click HERE for the original post. ABC News just confirms that a Chinese national has contacted the National Broadcaster, claiming responsibility for the hacking incident.  This is the relevant section from the news report: The hacker has contacted the ABC … Continue reading

Posted in media censorship, Under the Tree | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Weekly Chinglish Lesson

A new feature of the Jacaranda Tree will be our weekly Chinglish lesson. Here is Lesson One, the 23rd Psalm, King James Bible version: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down … Continue reading

Posted in Ned Kelly's Pub

Chinese Cyber-terrorism Gives Kadeer More Publicity

Check HERE for update Rebiya Kadeer and the film 10 Conditions of Love and the Melbourne Film Festival continue to be the focus of international attention, thanks to a group of anarchic China-based hackers. Hackers broke into the Melbourne International … Continue reading

Posted in media censorship, Under the Tree | Tagged , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Hu Jia: Another Birthday in Jail

Today is Hu Jia’s 36th birthday.  He is spending it in his cell in the Beijing municipal prison.  His wife Zeng Jinyan and their daughter were granted a visit on 21 July 2009.  Ms Zeng posted this poem on her … Continue reading

Posted in media censorship, Under the Tree | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

China Boycotts Melbourne Film Festival over Rebiya Kadeer

Chinese film directors will not be showing their works at the Melbourne Film Festival.  The boycott is in retaliation against Festival organiser’s refusal to discard a film about Rebiya Kadeer from its program.  Richard Moore, director of the Melbourne International … Continue reading

Posted in media censorship, Under the Tree | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

What had happened to CDT?

UPDATE CDT is back to normal, since around 4.00PM GMT. I’ve been trying to access China Digital Times for the last few hours.  This is all I manage to get: Just Recently’s Weblog is asking the same question:  What’s going … Continue reading

Posted in Under the Tree | Tagged , | 7 Comments

Memorable Quotations from Qin Gang

Qin Gang is the public face of China. Everybody reckons he is a significant improvement from his predecessor Jiang Yu, whose looks and mannerism often call to mind the good old days when Chairman Mao’s concubine Madam Jiang Qing ruled … Continue reading

Posted in media censorship, Under the Tree | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Academic Web Portal TECN.CN 天益社区 Harmonised?

Disasters strike one after another.  Shortly after I read from the Time China Blog an update about the saga surrounding the imminent closure of the Open Constitution Initiative, I received a tip from a reader, who told me that the … Continue reading

Posted in media censorship, Under the Tree | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment