Latest posts by Ching Chiao
27 June 2006
JAINE K1M puts together some fantatic photos showing how Koreans support their national soccer team in Germany 2006 FIFA World Cup.
I know many Koreans have been down since yesterday and that you are all mad and furious about the game, but I also know you are all proud of our team as I am. I am most extremely proud of our team and hope that they go back to Korea with their head up instead of looking down in shame, because through them, we had something to hope for and myself had a great time cheering for the past few weeks.
26 June 2006
Xu Zhiqiang became the 2nd citizen journalist for Ohmynews from China. He writes an introduction of how he gets involved, but he does not think that Ohmynews will be that successful as it is in Korea.
As far as the media situation in China is concerned, news content and publishing are strictly controlled by the government, but issuance and advertising are open to the market to some extent.
In my opinion, it will be hard for the OhmyNews model to succeed in China, because the news environment it faces is very different.
A work-around might be to focus on entertainment or sports at first.
23 June 2006
It's the “third crash of Chinese airforce planes occurred in this month”, The Horse's Mouth translates.
Considering the recent crashes of the airforce planes (all) occurred in Nanjing Military District, which is confronting Taiwan, this reflects that the training volume of airforce planes in this area has gone up sharply, according to some observers.
Gaston saw that a Dell laptop computer exploded into flames , at a conference in Japan.
The damn thing was on fire and produced several explosions for more than five minutes…We'd suggest you avoid actually using a laptop on your lap. Ouch.
Looking past the ridiculous fads and soft lighting that are endemic to the industry, Adrian manages to come up with some interesting theories on why Taiwanese (and the occasional hapless foreign spouse) spend so much money on oversized wedding albums.
22 June 2006
Camp Humphreys, a U.S. Military Base in South Korea, will soon begin the expansion project to build new houses, gyms. This project will “destroy the farming communities of Daechuri, Doduri, and others”. Days in Daechuri blog about local protest activities and is organizing a Peace March on Early July.
Valiant Shield 2006…..More than 40 members from different countries all over the world to include China, Australia, Japan, India, Singapore, Republic of Korea and Russia are observing this exercise exhibiting U.S. capabilities and interoperability while working together as a joint force… the exercise enhances joint war-fighting proficiency and allows the joint task force commander to respond to regional contingencies in the Asia-Pacific region to assure peace and stability. Wulf from Atlas Blogged tries to imagine if the US did this (show everything) in the 1945, 65, 85, 95. Also see more photos posted by Bubblehead.