Since September, 2007, Shanghai government released a new regulation about house renting, in which group rentals are considered harmful and have to be got rid of. Lots of apartments were checked and walls were destroyed by government people. Young people living in this kind of apartment were persuaded or even forced to sign a paper and move away in a certain period of time. Let’s…
Continue readingShanghai ban on group rentals: “I don’t like this Regulation”
It seems that today Chinese users could visit YouTube again since it was blocked on Oct 14. It was really terrible when I heard YouTube was blocked half a month ago. Quite a lot of people considered that it was for the National Congress which was held from Oct 15 to Oct 21.
Here is the impressive Second Life documentary by China Tracy, an 29 year-old alternative female artist, from Guangzhou, China, who was also invited by iCommons to give a lecture on iSummit this year in June.
To watch the whole film, please check here. You could also find this documentary on YouTube and many other…
Continue readingUncertain Reality, Uncertain virtuality:Cao Fei
[Note: this post written by Nan Yang in Shanghai: we’re hoping she’ll become a regular on Virtual China! –Lyn]
I know three middle aged/old Chinese persons using internet, not only for fun.
Here are their stories.
The first story is about my mother and her internet lovers.
My mother is an English…
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