Memedia is a Chinese blogging collective that, as I noted last month, is a project of Isaac Mao’s among others. It’s going strong with its 6th issue (looks like the longest yet!) put out on 4/22. What Memedia is doing is a quantum leap into opening up dialogue and understanding across the Chinese- and English-language blogospheres and other virtual environments. Not only does it give readers a taste of what’s top of mind for some of China’s top bloggers, it gives us access to their thoughts on technology and society in China and around the world; and it then gets translated into English at GVO (by Nan Yang, who manages to capture the tone of what must be very tough translation work). Of course, the blog posts that Memedia references are in Chinese and still unaccessible to non-Chinese readers, but this could have an ESWN-level impact if they can keep up the momentum and the translation. There simply isn’t anything else like it.
Issue 6 looks at everything from Twitter to the GFW censorship of Baidu Japan, from the number of Chinese sex workers to buying tickets to the 2008 Olympics opening ceremony. Great stuff!