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CNN Linked Site Hacked – UPDATE

CNN Linked Site Hacked – UPDATE

In between the site being up and down in a kind of ongoing ping-pong game – I managed to grab a screen grab. And here it is. It may seem an obscure point to ‘attack’ – but one thing is for sure, it’s certainly... read more »

 

Why what Jack Cafferty says matters to China

In the latest article filed to the Victoria Times Colonist, “Rising anger as Chinese feel under attack,” I take a look at how far apart the pro-Tibet and pro-China sides are, and how this divide (and lack of understanding) has played... read more »

 

Whoops… CCTV draws scorn after anchor caught yawning on air

Whoops… CCTV draws scorn after anchor caught yawning on air

This is a nice break from the back-and-forth on Tibet. CCTV 1 anchor Wen Jing was caught by a sharp netizen yawning on air, obviously not aware the camera was focused on her. The netizen also posted a second photo, which appeared to show the... read more »

 

So just how worried are the authorities?

So just how worried are the authorities?

Some interesting comments coming out of Xinhua today, and an even more interesting interpretation by Agence France-Presse: China urges control of ‘patriotic fervour’ over Tibet BEIJING (AFP) — China has urged its people to... read more »

 

Fighting the Western media with love, for now?

Fighting the Western media with love, for now?

An interesting new development in the internet world when it comes to Chinese nationalism and the anti-Western media campaign that seems to be growing. msn名字后面请加(L)CHINA 代表一个中国 让全世界看看华人团结。请发给您msn的朋友。 This... read more »

 

Ten Reasons Why China Matters to You

Ten Reasons Why China Matters to You

GOOD is a Los Angeles-based magazine geared towards people that “give a damn.” Their latest issue is dedicated to China and features a series of articles on issues of import in and outside the Middle Kingdom. One of them lists ten... read more »

 

Don’t like CNN? It may be getting even more influence

I’m not a huge CNN fan, although I think some of the over-the-top criticism of the network recently was unfair. I’ve also written many times in this space defending western media from Chinese critics, mainly because the situation... read more »

 

CNN defends itself

CNN defends itself

CNN has decided to issue a statement regarding the criticism it has received online and elsewhere: CNN has been singled out for criticism for our coverage of events in Tibet through an anti-CNN.com Web site and elsewhere. We have provided comprehensive... read more »

 

This is making it awfully hard…

Nobody on this blog dislikes China, and nobody wants to see China fail. In fact, in discussions with friends, relatives, and colleagues overseas, almost all of us defend China against unfair criticism or accusations (obviously much more recently,... read more »

 

Behold! The Beeb! (Part II) or 看!瞧!BBC!

Behold! The Beeb! (Part II) or 看!瞧!BBC!

It seems that Xi’an is where it’s at for the BBC. At least, that is, in terms of web-blocking–user reports pinpoint the city as where it all became accessible first. But now a slightly more surprising bit of information has... read more »