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December 6, 20122 Comments

Chinese Netizens add their Voice to Call for a Free and Open Internet

From 3rd December 2012, governments have been meeting in Dubai to take part in the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU’s) meeting where officials from around the world have been discussing possible changes to international Internet governance. The ITU, the 147 year-old organisation, which is now a branch of the United Nations is often a forum where developing countries, sometimes with [...]

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November 27, 2012No Comments

Hottest English portmanteaus with Chinese characteristics

Below is a list of the so-called hottest English words on Twitter posted onto Sina Weibo by Gao Xiaosong, famous songwriter and media commentator. Some of them, such as niubility and shitizen, have already entered the Internet vocabulary and come into wide use by Chinese netizens. Others are rather new, but the social phenomena they [...]

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March 30, 201210 Comments

Facebook’s Zuckerberg on vacation in Shanghai; netizens chatter

From IFENG, Weibo, NetEase The moment Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was spotted on the streets of Shanghai, young and wired Chinese began to seethe with excitement, totally oblivious to the fact that the world’s largest social network is totally off limits to the world’s most populous country. On March 28, a reporter with Dongfang Daily [...]

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December 3, 201113 Comments

Photos: Smog-shrouded China denies citizens right to know pollutant measurements (Updated)

Photos from Sina and Beijing News Updated: On December 4, Beijing’s PM 2.5 reading soared to 522, or “beyond index” on the scale of 500. We’ve added at the bottom of this post Chinese netizens’ comments on this, as well as those on Beijing’s EPB’s refusal to release information as per the request of our [...]

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