LeBron James in Shenyang; Beijing

Cleveland is a great American city, and its best-known ambassador is in Asia.  Cleveland Cavaliers superstar forward LeBron James is in China on a tour promoting Nike shoes.  He met with students of migrant workers who have a special school outside of Beijing which Nike apparently supplies. In 2006, boarding a plane in Cleveland-Hopkins Airport bound for Beijing, I met LeBron’s then-teammate Damon Jones, who … Continue reading LeBron James in Shenyang; Beijing

News Service

In an effort to keep my China-related postings up to snuff, I am excited to offer stories via “Press Display,” a service of full-text international newspapers. Stories from South China Morning Post and others offer a good start; however, I anticipate using the old-school web for future discussion of such sources as Global Times (环球时报)and Elite Reference (青年参考). A few sample stories appear below; in … Continue reading News Service

Hu Jintao in Xinjiang

Hu in first visit to Xinjiang since deadly rioting Ivan Zhai ; Additional reporting by Reuters, Associated Press South China Morning Post 26 Aug 2009 President Hu Jintao has visited Xinjiang for the first time since the deadly riots in Urumqi early last month and claimed victory against the “ three forces” of separatism, terrorism and extremism. Almost 200 people died and more than 2,000 … Continue reading Hu Jintao in Xinjiang

CCP Senstitive to Domestic Criticism of “Internet Boot Camps”

Boot camp death story costs editor his post Ivan Zhai South China Morning Post 26 Aug 2009 A deputy editor of a Guangxi newspaper was dismissed by provincial propaganda authorities after the paper had published a series of stories about a teenage boy who was beaten to death at an internet addiction camp. Liu Yuan, the deputy editor of the…read more… Continue reading CCP Senstitive to Domestic Criticism of “Internet Boot Camps”

Tonghua Protests Part of Larger Systemic Issue — The Smashing of the Iron Rice Bowl

A private CONCERN China Daily 26 Aug 2009 Jonah M. Kessel After following one family tradition by joining the military in 1990, Fu Linxue did it again three years later when he started work at the Linzhou Iron and Steel plant in Henan province. For the 39-year-old, it was the logical choice….read more… Tech Tags: China Daily newspaper INSIGHT Continue reading Tonghua Protests Part of Larger Systemic Issue — The Smashing of the Iron Rice Bowl

40 hours a week eyed as Internet addict threshold (Shanghai Daily, 26 Aug 2009, Page A8)

40 hours a week eyed as Internet addict thresholdWang XiangShanghai Daily26 Aug 2009PEOPLE who spend more than 40 hours online each week will be considered Internet addicts under China’s new treatment standards for an affliction that’s estimated to be affecting the lives of millions of the country’s teenagers. The draft definition of…read more… Tech Tags: Shanghai Daily newspaper NATIONAL Continue reading 40 hours a week eyed as Internet addict threshold (Shanghai Daily, 26 Aug 2009, Page A8)

Chinese Citizen Mistaken for Corrupt Official

Website to offer apology over mistaken-identity photograph Ni Yinbin Shanghai Daily 26 Aug 2009 NETEASE, one of China’s biggest portal Websites, said yesterday that it was willing to apologize for misusing an innocent Shanghai man’s photo and identifying him as an allegedly corrupt official of the same name. In an initiative brokered by Shanghai…read more… Tech Tags: Shanghai Daily newspaper METRO Continue reading Chinese Citizen Mistaken for Corrupt Official