Entries from Zhongnanhai tagged with 'China'

Three minutes at Jishuitan

China came to a virtual standstill as the country observed three minutes of mourning for the victims of the deadly Sichuan earthquake. Starting at 2:28pm, air sirens wailed across the country as most motorists stopped and blared their horns. This...

China's national mourning period

BEIJING - At 2:28 this afternoon, China crossed a new threshold in national unity. Here in the capital and elsewhere across this vast nation, horns blared and sirens wailed for three minutes to mark exactly one week since the massive...

More Ways to Help Earthquake Victims

More charity groups are stepping in to offer contributions to the victims of the earthquake in Sichuan. One such is a Beijing-based group that's connected to the China Youth Care foundation. I received a letter this morning from one of...

Chinese Companies, Bloggers Release Earthquake-Related Services

More on the efforts being made to help the earthquake victims in Sichuan. First on the tech front, Baidu, Tencent, and China Mobile have released a series of earthquake-related services. Pacific Epoch offers the hard facts: Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) changed...

Sichuan Earthquake: Other Ways to Help

To add to Cam's earlier post, there are other ways to help the growing number of earthquake victims in Sichuan. The Bookworm, for one, are co-ordinating an aid drive. Here's how you can help: We'd like to take this opportunity...

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 contain their patriotism, in the first...

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 message has been making the rounds today via MSN. The basic translation...

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...

How gay is Shanghai?

Tongzhi Yi Fanren 同志亦凡人 ("Queer as Folk") is a weekly video podcast that discusses LGBT life in China. Informative and interesting, the video series started it's second season in March 2008. Most episodes are done in Chinese; however, in this...

Zimbabwe elections bad news for Beijing

Beijing is facing a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't scenario right now in southern Africa, and one that threatens to bring more heat on a central Chinese government already struggling to paint a positive image of itself in the midst of international criticism...

Happiness not too far away 'from' Tibet

With all the turmoil and controversy that's been brewing in China's southwestern regions as of late, I find it somewhat ironic that this week has seen a self-motivated decision of an autocratic leadership to endow its people with the right...

Staying warm in winter, MP style

Found via Shanghaiist, this clip shows how one group of Chinese military police warmed themselves through a winter training session. I'm left wondering how effective this actually is. Let the war games begin, gentleman....

One Country, Two Photographers

I've been very lucky to come across some extraordinarily talented photographers of late, many based in China. I'll start off with two of them: David Alarie, in Beijing, and Shi Ying, now in Shanghai. Both have a great knack for...