Huntsman in Global Times Terrain, and Republican Foreign Policy

Mainly for the hell of it, I recently spent $4 (about 26 RMB) on a big red “Jon Huntsman for President 2012” bumper sticker.  It arrived in my mailbox, and I promptly stuck it on my South Korean automobile, which I park in the guts of an old Japanese bathhouse in Seattle’s Chinatown and mainly drive up and down the I-5.  I’m an American, and … Continue reading Huntsman in Global Times Terrain, and Republican Foreign Policy

Huanqiu Netizens Sound Off on the City of Portland

As of 5:07 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, it seems this story (described in a post below) has picked up 318 comments on the Huanqiu BBS alone.  How nice to know that people care so much.  Among the comments are plenty of the usual suspects (“Those who support Tibet’s independence should be nuked,” “Give Alaska independence,” etc.), but I prefer the quizzical: 3月10日设立为“西藏自觉日”(Tibet Awareness Day)。谁翻译的? Continue reading Huanqiu Netizens Sound Off on the City of Portland

Netizens Debate Prospect of PLA Invasion of North Korea

This thread on the Huanqiu Shibao/Global Times BBS, was started this past June and continues to rack up interesting comments responding to unspecified reports from the U.S. (or just representing presumed American thinking) about the “Nine Big Reasons China Could Not Send Troops to North Korea.” With more than 120,000 views, it is far and away the most widely read of the current threads on … Continue reading Netizens Debate Prospect of PLA Invasion of North Korea

Chinese Cyber-Nationalism and Online Identity among Chinese Youth

China Media Research, a peer-reviewed online journal which is a cooperative venture between Zhejiang University and Michigan State University, carries two excellent and worthwhile articles in its latest issue. Li Mingsheng, a communications scholar at Massey University, lays out an excellent and densely-document account of the netizen response to the Tibet debacle (both the March riots and the Olympic Torch protests) of spring 2008, entitled … Continue reading Chinese Cyber-Nationalism and Online Identity among Chinese Youth