p2pnet caught this story from the South China Morning Post. The Hong Kong Customs’ Intellectual Property Investigation Bureau has released results from its training program for youth, which teaches them how to monitor and report illegal internet transfer files. The program aims to expand to a cadre of 200,000 youth.
” ‘Initially we used 700 cadets from the Civil Aid Service…
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We all have our own ideas about what charity is and how to make it happen. Charity on the Chinese mainland takes place within the context of socialist class ideologies, Chinese Buddhism, newly resurrected pre-revolutionary civic structures, Chinese-style non-governmental organizations, and emerging Western-influenced philanthropy.
In the last few years, bloggers have also voiced social justice issues, such as the “BMW case”…
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link to the English-language official Chinese 2008 Olympics website
The 2008 Olympics watch on Virtual-China.org officially begins now. Yes, we’re a bit late to the game (see more on years of efforts here), but our focus will, of course, be how 2008 plays out in virtual China, both in Chinese and in English.
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The May Day holiday, with May 1 International Workers Day as its center, is a time for Chinese throughout the country to consider the radical changes in ideas about labor and work. Throughout the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s May Day was a large-scale secular holiday that celebrated the labor of peasants and the proletariat with vast parades and nationally…
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From Pacific Epoch:
“Beijing’s Tongzhou District recently established an internal database of local bribery records, Beijing Star Daily reports. The system catalogues all criminal records of bribery in the construction, finance, pharmacy, education and governmental procurement sectors since 1997. Individuals and enterprises can apply for access to the database, said the report.”
PBS NewsHour did a piece yesterday on the current state of Chinese Internet censorship. Speakers included an anonymous Chinese software engineer, Orville Schell (Dean of UC Berkeley’s School of Journalism), Xiao Qiang (China news aggregator and media activist extraordinaire), and Minxin Pei (Carnegie Endowment and wellknown China scholar).
Much of what was said was not new if you’ve been following the issues, but…
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