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UFO in Her Eyes - Quick Review

Xiaolu Guo 郭小櫓 

Vintage (2009), 200 pages

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Guo’s satire takes the form of intelligence files prepared during the interview of rural peasants following a UFO sighting in the village of Silver Hill in 2012.  638 more words

Book Reviews

Censor much? What to expect from the Great Firewall in 2015

I’ve been speaking to anti-censorship organisation Greafire.org about online freedoms in China and what we’re likely to see in 2015. It makes for pretty depressing reading. 354 more words

China's censors have some ideas about how to make the global internet more "fair"

China’s censorship of the internet is so effective that the vast majority of the country’s university students have little knowledge of the Tiananmen massacre that happened just 25 years ago. 339 more words

Assumptions About Chinese Culture Through the Lens of Dating Sites

I believe that lack of life experience is a serious thing here in China. It goes hand-in-hand with the average citizen’s acceptance of state-controlled media and persistence of fake “science” whose only goal is to make more money for government workers and their buddies. 266 more words

Society

HSBC bank portal reportedly caught up in China's Great Firewall

The corporate banking portal of HSBC, the world’s second largest bank, has reportedly been blocked in China by the country’s “Great Firewall,” a monolithic censorship tool that’s designed to stop people in China seeing or accessing services with forbidden information. 300 more words