Hong Kong: Paradise Lost
I visited Hong Kong in 2011. After forty minutes of entry formalities at customs, I stepped into Hong Kong, a land of ridiculous housing price, luxury hotels and restaurants, fast walking people, and a touch of freedom that as a Chinese, I have never dreamed of. As a Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong is … Continue reading »
China: Downturn pressure unexpectedly great in Guangdong
Guangdong, a pioneer province for reform, is now under unexpectedly great economic downturn pressure. In its report yesterday, China’s official media chinanews.com reported that “Guangdong Governor Zhu Xiaodan was at a meeting to analyse the economic situation in the first six months this year, held on July 11 by the provincial government. Zhu said that … Continue reading »
China Weibo: When regulation hits its stride, freedom of speech retreats
Weibo.com, the Chinese version of Twitter, has announced new rules today to complement the existing Weibo Community Convention. The new rules have announced some stricter measures to control the dissemination and sharing of information via the internet in China. The prior Convention of Weibo was created two months ago following the heyday of microblogging that shed … Continue reading »
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