ChinaHush version 2.0

| April 2nd, 2011

After CH has been running for 2 years, I finally rolled out the first update today. I have been quite excited about it for long time but have just been sitting on it. It is quite embarrassing for taking this long, but better late than never. The goal of this update is to clean up the user interface for a better performance and user experiences.  I really enjoyed this experience and also learned a lot in the process. I anticipate […]Read more…

Renren in the “my dad is Li Gang” incident fuss

| November 20th, 2010

(In Chongqing, an art work named “Car accident is more fierce than the South China Tiger, my dad is Li Gang” appeared on the Foreigner Street in Nanan District. )

On an October night in Hebei University in northern city of Baoding two college girls were struck by a black Volkswagen sedan. The driver, who is a recent college graduate and a Baoding local, tried to escape but was stopped by security guard. Confronting by the guard, he said the line […]Read more…

What Facebook can learn from its Chinese counterpart?

| November 9th, 2010

 

I used to introduce Renren.com to my foreign friends simply as “Chinese Facebook” usually with a self mocking smile admitting in my heart that it is just another product of the Chinese ripping off American innovations. Back then I was only using Renren and occasionally visiting Facebook to see my handful of foreign friends’ updates.

My blind admiration for Facebook and contradictorily judgmental view of Renren started to change after I got a chance to study in the US and used […]Read more…

Facebook, “Must Die” (in China)

| June 10th, 2010

From Zhangshuyue’s blog:

 

The inside information of Facebook to enter China came in mid-April 2010, said that the earliest will be within three months. Then followed by a Chinese headhunter company said that Facebook already commissioned them to recruit the relevant General Manager in China, mainly in charge of the gaming business. On the surface, according to various sources Facebook is really going to enter China. These speculations on the king of the SNS industry created heated discussions all over […]Read more…

Facebook to enter China within three months?

| April 6th, 2010

Two years ago, there were reports about Facebook entering China, but now there is new inside information? I was pretty surprised when reading this news, especially because I just did a post comparing Renren (Chinese Facebook) and Facebook.

From iFeng:

On April 7, according to a reliable source, the world’s largest social networking site, Facebook, is preparing to enter China. If all goes well, this plan will be implemented within 3 months. Facebook has two ways to enter China: first, through […]Read more…

Transparency and corruption – two sides of the same coin?

| January 24th, 2010

“The most expensive website in history” is the infamous name for the new Confucius Institute website, a name dubbed by the Chinese media and public. The Ministry of Finance recently announced the cost of the new Confucius Institutes website (here) and the new China Trade Union website. It seems to be the general consensus among the netizens that 35,200,000 RMB and 6,700,000 RMB are absolutely ridiculous amounts to be paying for a single website. A Chinese netizen, DASH, who […]Read more…

Underage Girls on Chinese Marriage Seeking Website

| July 1st, 2009

QQ blogger blogged about underage girls on Chinese marriage seeking website they are as young as 12, 13 years old. www.hunlian.cn is the website address, hunlian (婚恋) means fall in love and get married in Chinese.

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