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Bob Chen

Though I am just a Chinese student, I strongly wish to help bring the real and multiple-dimension China to you- our joy, sorrow,fury and infinite passion to make motherland a better place!

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Latest posts by Bob Chen

21 March 2012

China: Debate on Kony 2012

The Kony 2012 viral video also drew significant attention in China. On the popular Chinese video site Youku, the same video harvested over 8 million views in a few days....

23 January 2010

China:Google's announcement to clarify rumors brings in more speculations

The latest announcement by Google.cn is that all the rumors about their quit is just rumors. However, more speculations came in, questioning whether Google's move is to cover up its...

13 January 2010

China: Google's possible exile leads to cyber protests; Netizens on move

Do no evil, Google says. But the irony is that it did help the Chinese government block sensitive information from the Chinese internet users, which is necessary for it to...

30 December 2009

China: Akmal's death sentence, a resolute No to memory of humiliation?

Akmal Shaikh, a British citizen convicted of smuggling heroine into China, was executed on Tuesday although his families along with the British government had pleaded for reprieve, claiming that he...

1 December 2009

China: Environmental issues, citizens on move

Last Thursday, in a press conference the Chinese premier Wen promised a 40% carbon emissions cut by 2020 as a measure to deal with climate change. Facing suspicion and questions,...

27 July 2009

China: Missing iPhone pressured mainland worker to suicide

Sun Dangyang, 25, was born in a small village. He earned his college degree in Harbin University and was then employed by Foxconn, a Taiwanese company and one of Apple’s...

19 July 2009

China: Rio Tinto's trouble – commerical bribery or espionage?

According to China Daily, the official newspaper in China, Rio Tinto has virtually bribed the entire management of the steel industry in the country. More than a week ago, four...

10 July 2009

China: Call for tough response and resent of biased media

With the presence of thousands of armed police, Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang province, has largely restored order and people are returning to their normal life. The violence that has...

26 June 2009

China's youngest mayor questioned

An interesting battle over the youngest mayor in China is going on the internet. Netizens tried their best to find out evidence of illegitimacy of the mayor's rocketing promotion but...

23 June 2009

China: More corpses found in Shishou hotel; disputes continue.

The death of a chef triggered a mass protest that finally brought over ten thousand armed police into the town for crackdown. The dead’s families along with thousands of people...

22 May 2009

China: A turmoil triggered by T-shirt

Lawyer Liu Shihui's T-shirt, on which a quote is printed, seems to have the power to attract police and disturb the social order. Below is a partial translation of Liu's...

17 May 2009

China: Netizens stand with the waitress who killed an official

Deng Yujiao, a waitress in Hubei Province stabbed an official to death and injured another in resisting their sexual advances. Comments on the internet showed no sympathy with the dead...

6 May 2009

China: The fear implied in a real-name internet

In China, the internet has become an important platform for citizens’ participation in policy making and criticism of officials. The freedom of the internet is largely guaranteed by the anonymity...

3 May 2009

China: He saw no conscience, no sympathy.

Professor Xu blogs down his experience with a few petitioners at a hospital. The indifferent doctors refusing to take care of the petitioners and the security guards striving to expel...

28 April 2009

China: A citizen campaign to reveal the forgotten dead

从车上下来的高举冲锋枪的警察高喊“把手举起来,原地不要动”这个只有大片中才有的场景让我有些不知所措。 The police rushing down from the car with a sub machine gun at hand shouted at me, ‘put your hands up, freeze!’ It was so astonishing a scene that...

19 April 2009

China: Our right to be spared from fear

Blogger Lan Xiaohuan (兰小欢), in his post ‘Bitter Smile’, reflects on how a nation permeated with fear has muzzled people's voice. Lamenting that the cost to claim the rights of...

14 April 2009

China: Underage prostitution ring sparks public indignation

Teenage girls in high schools and even primary schools, being coaxed or threatened, were turned into prostitutes that serve local officials and teachers. The exposure of the entire prostitution ring...

3 April 2009

China: China-France communiqué and G20, a glorious defeat?

Chinese president Hu Jintao and French leader Sarkozy met ahead of the G2O summit on 1 April to repair the ties damaged since last year, when the torch relay was...

17 March 2009

China:Parliament ridiculed for its fancy proposals

The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the nation's parliament of more than 2,000 delegates, ended in Beijing on 12, March, with pledges to help maintain steady and relatively speedy economic...

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