Without a really good Chinese blog search engine (see previous post), it is going to be difficult to keep up with the Chinese blogosphere. China Daily, reporting from the annual meeting of the
Internet Information Service Commission of the Internet Society of China in
Fang Xingdong, chairman and CEO of bokee.com, China’s largest…
Continue readingkeeping up with the blogs
Pacific Epoch has great data on Chinese online gaming markets and companies. You can get a free pre-release of their 2005 Q4 report here. Just a few of the many useful findings:
- percentage of game-playing internet population doubled from 2004 to
2005, with about 37 million gamers reported at end of 2005.
- EA has committed…
Continue readingexcellent online games report
芙蓉姐姐 (Sister Hibiscus) made waves on the Chinese internet in mid-2005 for posting photographs of herself posing semi-provocatively accompanied by narcissistic commentary. The caveat was that she was not particular attractive to say the least. The hype and press started within the BeiDa and TsingHua BBSs, where the original posts were, and spread to most of the major news sites, even…
Continue readingBBStar Still Alive?
Check out Jim Rossignol’s wonderfully rich description of gamers and culture in South Korea. Can’t wait to spend more time in China this year to dive into China’s gaming culture. Written for PC Gamer (UK), via Terra Nova.
Seoul, South Korea. To a fanfare of Asian nu-metal and the sound of a thousand screaming fans, a young Korean man enters a…
Continue readingSouth Korean glamour gamers
Financial Times reports that the BBC, whose Chinese language news services have long been blocked by Chinese web filters, has launched a new site with articles in English and Chinese. Aimed at the younger Chinese Internet reader who wants to learn English, it’s also a good site for those who want to learn Chinese. It’s also another example of creating special…
Continue readingMainland-ization of the BBC