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Frank Dai

Simply put, I am a blogger, living in China.

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Latest posts by Frank Dai

11 December 2006

China: A Giant Power or Not?

China used to be one of the mightiest empires and oldest civilizations in the world in human history, but its modern history, starting from the middle of 19th century, was...

8 September 2006

China: Press, In Contrast

In the recently high-profiled case of First Financial Daily vs Foxconn, over the former's controversial news report on the latter's alleged Apple Ipod's sweatshop. The dramatical end to the case,...

17 August 2006

China:”I am not interested in politics; I am only interested in making money”

Have you ever heard of the term “Great Firewall” or “GFW” for short? Whom to blame when you have encountered the annoying message “Page Not Found” frequently seen when browsing...

29 June 2006

China: Crazy Football Commentator

Huang Jianxiang , one of the most popular football commentators of China Central Television, or CCTV, has been in the center of a controversy recently seen in both the mainstream...

10 June 2006

China: Google's China Problem

Google, the largest searching engine service in the world, has become under fire for its incompetence for providing unstable services to Chinese customers, due to the intensified online censorship, or...

4 June 2006

China: June 4th:Silence, Memorial and Blogger's Saying

Today it's June 4th, the 17th anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre, which marked the end of student democracy movement in Beijing and nationwide lasting from March to June, 1989. The...

15 May 2006

China: New political campaign shows sarcasm is alive and well

A strange custom of every Communist Party of China leader is for them to come up with their own theory or “ism”. Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping had their own...

9 May 2006

Access to MSN Spaces in China

Many people have said that their MSN Space blog is inaccessible or experiences diffculties in connection, including Nina Wu, sister of detained blogger and Global Voices colleague Hao Wu, with...

20 April 2006

What is self-censorship?

Many people think that in China the state media is censoring content online and offline vigorously under government order. However it's not always true since many of the censorship works...

8 March 2006

Three Renowned Chinese Blogs Blocked

UPDATE: At least two of these blogs appear to be back up. See comments section, or this round-up post. —————————————————— Three renowned Chinese bloggers are blocked by their BSPs, including...

28 January 2006

Happy Chinese Lunar New Year

Today is the Chinese Lunar New Year‘s eve, which are regarded as the most important festival in China and mark the beginning of a year with warm spring coming, so...

25 January 2006

Google.cn in China

Google, the online web search giant, launched its Chinese version of services with new domain, Google.cn. Formerly this domain would be redirected to http://www.google.com/ig?hl=zh-CN, a Chinese version of Google Search...

14 January 2006

News From Chinese Blogosphere

Blogger Movie: the first short DV movie that is produced and casted by Chinese bloggers is under way for public show, named “A Hard Day's Night”(Or Adventure Of XiaoQiang). The...

31 December 2005

Chinese Blogosphere:Year in Review

The development of blog in 2005 is fast and influential. Compared with early years when blog was first introduced, 2005 is the booming year of Chinese Blogosphere in terms of...

18 December 2005

News From Chinese Blogosphere

1 Buzzwords in 2005: As the end of year 2005 approaches, Baidu, the largest search engine in Chinese released its hottest words in (in ZH)Chinese internet; the top ten was...

2 December 2005

News From Chinese Blogosphere

Bush Visit: Geogrge W. Bush, president of United States, visited China from Dec. 20th and met with Chinese leaders, talking about issues like trade and religious freedom. A Chinese journalist...

28 November 2005

China: Water Crisis in Harbin

Harbin, a city in northeast China, has been suspended from water supply for four days due to contamination over its water by spill from a local chemical factory after an...

19 November 2005

News from Chinese Blogosphere

1. Blog Auction:A T-shirt that was signed by participants of CnBloggerCon was auctioned on the official blog(in ZH). The revenue would contribute to two online charity projects: Simling Library and...

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