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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Blogger stabbed in Beijing

(Update: The word is that the attackers have now been caught. Some details known, others not yet clear.
Update 2: One of them was indeed caught and will now stand trial.
Update 3: The attacker has been convicted and sentenced to four and a half years in prison.)
Big-name Chinese blogger Xu Lai, better known as ProState in […]

The Big Boot burns - now you see it, now you don’t

See Update Below.
(And see Sun Bin for eyewitness account (and now video); also Shanghaist, Danwei and ChinaSMACK. If you want to see for yourself exactly how the fire started, check out this excellent series of videos on Youtube: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.)
With breaking news, it’s not unusual for […]

When news isn’t news… and then it is

The leaders fight the drought (Xinhua)
When does a drought become news? Droughts aren’t like most other kinds of disaster. They don’t usually happen overnight. They’re not like the brief dusting of snow that brought Britain’s quaint transport system to a grinding halt for a day - and then melted as quickly as it came. That […]

Religious freedom in China

Uploaded to Flickr by musicoooool.

Lotus Temple (Lianhua Si) in Tongnan County, Chongqing

(h/t Prostate in Flames)