China Media Review, 16 Feburary 2011

I took the day off from media reviewing, but thought that I might share yesterday’s short video, which has stories about Xinjiang, Tibet, and American broadcasts into China.  It runs just over four minutes, hopefully worth your time. Now with annotations!  I think this YouTube thing has some real potential. Link to the Video Relevant Links on Kasgar destruction: http://www.rue89.com/chinatown/2011/02/15/a-kachgar-chine-revenez-dans-cinq-ans-tout-sera-detruit-190216 https://adamcathcart.wordpress.com/?s=kashgar Relevant Links on Tibet … Continue reading China Media Review, 16 Feburary 2011

Cultural Destruction in Kashgar [II]

This summer I translated “Cultural Demolition in Kashgar,” a French story from the dynamic Paris left-wing newspaper Liberation which attracted a wide number of readers via Danwei.org and ended up on the reading list of a number of overseas Uighur organizations. Today Le Monde‘s China blog releases a large cache of similar photos which, for readers following Xinjiang and China’s West, may be of great … Continue reading Cultural Destruction in Kashgar [II]

Rounding up East Asian News in the French Press

French Vigilance to Beijing’s October 1 Preparations Robert Neville reports in the French newsweekly L’Express about heightened security measures in Beijing in the leadup to the October 1 commemoration of the 60th birthday party of the PRC.  Entitled with a type of pun, the article “Beijing Tightens the Net [Pékin serre la Toile]” is, of course, accompanied by the obligatory photo of soldiers marching in … Continue reading Rounding up East Asian News in the French Press

Cultural Demolition in Kashgar: A Liberation Special Report

From the standpoint of the newspaper addict, Paris is a glorious city.  Although it leans further toward the (French) center of the political spectrum than Jean-Paul Sartre’s leftist daily of choice L’Humanite, the journal quotidienne of choice for this reader is Liberation. The paper covers Asia sporadically but with great insight, including provocative articles about Beijing artist/architect Ai Weiwei (see “Fuck Pekin,” 17 June 2009), … Continue reading Cultural Demolition in Kashgar: A Liberation Special Report