<3 Grace Wang

Alright, normally I would tackle Chinese current events commentary over at Lost Laowai, but as I just wrote a post there on the stupidity of the Carrefour boycott, I figured I’d spread the as it were. It seems I’ve had nothing to say lately but for commenting on the waves of stupidity surging higher and …

George W Bush Sewage Plant

Presidential memorials are something essential to a nation that has fathered some of the most influential leaders the world has ever known. In this small way we are able to remember them and the value they added to our great globe during their term in office. On that note, some rather fantastic news from the …

Suzhou burr-ied in snow

The China Meteorological Administration (CMA) has issued a “Red Alert” for a good chunk of the country due to wide-spread snow storms. Looking out my window it’s not hard to see why. Suzhou, a city that might see one light dusting of snow a year is covered in 2+ feet of the white stuff. Needless …

China quietly scolds Burmese junta

With a bunch of people having been killed, this situation in Burma is fast turning into a nightmare, but it might be one that yet has a positive outcome. Not at all to marginalize the deaths of those unfortunate to get in the way of the Burmese security forces’ “warning” shots (incl. Japanese journalist Kenji …

Why I support MMP, and what the heck is it anyway?

On October 10th a provincial election is being held in my home province of Ontario, Canada. In conjunction, a referendum is also being voted on – the subject of which is Ontario’s (and by future extension, Canada’s) voting process. Generally it’s being hailed as the most important electoral reform of “our” lifetime, and the most …

Damn The Censors!

Anyone that reads this blog often enough knows that I’ve no love for censorship. I down-right loath it. Freedom of speech is the apex of . There is not a situation I can think of whereby I feel a person should have their ability to speak on any topic they desire taken away from them. …

Free Oiwan Lam

The day before yesterday I wrote a post over at Lost Laowai called “Porno links rubbing HK the wrong way“. The post outlined the situation one HK resident, Oiwan Lam, has found herself in. Oiwan is a writer/media activist who founded Interlocals.net and also heads up the North-East Asia desk at Global Voices Online. A …

Copycat Fight in the Newsroom

I really enjoy reading great blogs like Positive Solutions and Beijing Newspeak. Having worked in various newsrooms during my previous life as a (cough) journalist (cough, hack, spit), it’s always quite cool to get a peak into what it would be like working in a “Chinese” newsroom. However, none of their posts ever included descriptions …

My Thoughts: China’s ex-SFDA chief sentenced to death

Yeah, this is just stupid. I mean, not that he doesn’t deserve to be punished, but are the powers that be so completely blind to outside opinion that they believe people will buy this bullshit attempt to nullify their involvement with all the sub-standard crap (toothpaste, pet food, contact solution, etc.) they’re allowing (through ignorance …

Close To Home

I tend to read a lot of news about China, and as anyone that reads any amount of news must feel, I tend to become desensitized to it all. China news, like news the world over, tends to focus on the negative, the crime, the corruption, the crazy… Because of this self-censorship, I breeze past …