Zong Fengming Died at 89

Zong Fengming, the author of “Zhao Ziyang: captive conversations” (ISBN 9627934216 9789627934219) died at 1:30 last Thursday, he was 89 years old. The farewell ceremony was held last Saturday in Peking University Third Hospital (PUTH). Over 100 people attended the ceremony. Zong’s family refused the interview upon his wish. Zong was the close friend of […]

Some Facts About NED and Liu Xiaobo

The China Times: There’s an anonymous comment on “Havel’s Open Letter to Hu Jintao on Liu Xiaobo’s Jail“: Liu Xiaobo has received hundred thousands of US government funding via the NED in the past five years. Check NED’s China grants for Independent Chinese Pen Center and Zhongguo Minzhu magazine, which Liu heads. If Liu is […]

.CN Registrations Temporarily Unavailable for Oversea Registrars

CNNIC, the official registry for the Chinese top-level domain .CN, announced that all oversea registrars will no longer be allowed to register .CN domains since January 6, 2010. In consequence, the registration of .CN domain names outside of China is no longer possible at the moment. The registration stop is planned to be temporarily. According […]

Havel’s Open Letter to Hu Jintao on Liu Xiaobo’s Jail

His Excellency Hu Jintao President of the People’s Republic of China State Council Beijing 100032 P.R. China Open Letter Prague, January 6, 2010 Your Excellency, On December 23, the Beijing Municipal No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court – after holding him for over a year without trial – sentenced respected intellectual and human rights activist Liu […]

Minority report: Phone calls from Professor Cui Weiping

After Liu Xiaobo was sentenced to 11 years in prison, professor Cui Weiping has contacted some famous public intellectuals by telephone, asking their opinions on Liuxiaobo’s jail. “I had no intention to ‘torture the conscience of intellectuals’, I just want to know how they response to this case”, she said, “There’s a great gap between […]

Blogbus, IT168 and 51.com were Suspended by Domain Register

Update: Douyi (CEO of Blogbus.com) changed his MSN signature as: Being sodomized by Ministry of Information Industry, estimated time of return is tomorrow. Three web sites were forced offline today, among them Blogbus.com and 51.com are blog service provider and social network, IT168.com is technology related. The domain register has suspended domain name resolution of […]

This is China, this is Chinais.com

Back from holiday and will keep updating this blog in new year. The China Times ( Chinais.com ) needs more editors, we’re more than happy to accept your posts on China affairs. Please email to: [email protected] No matter where you go, there you are. This is China, this is Chinais.com

Xinhua: China and Canada issued a joint statement

BEIJING, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) — China and Canada issued a joint statement in Beijing on Thursday after the official talks between Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and visiting Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Following are the highlights of the joint statement: CORE-INTEREST Both sides reaffirmed the fundamental principle of respecting each other’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, […]

“2012” Style Taphrogeny Left Over A Hundred People Homeless

3, Dec. A taphrogeny happened in Guoguang Village, Hengshan City of Hunan Province. With ground surface subsidence of about 1.5m in one week, over 30 families were left homeless. Those who were affected by the taphrogeny have been settled down properly. This taphrogeny is caused by the digging work of several gypsum mining plants in […]