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(Letter) Translation: Jiang Yuyuan: Mommy You Don’t Have To Beg For Food

September 9th, 2008 4 comments

Below is a report about Olympic gymnast Jian Yuyung’s humble beginning. I found it while trying to substantiate which year Jiang, one of the gymnasts accused of being underage, entered local gymnastics program in Liozhou (appearantly 1994 when she was ONE YEAR OLD – if the allegation she was born in 1993 is true): Read more…

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(Letter) Yang Peiyi and Lin Miaoke inside the Bird’s Nest

August 29th, 2008 No comments

Here’s a photo of the two girls inside the Bird’s Nest, which makes Times UK’s “banned” reporting less reliable:


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(Letter) Western Media's Selective Reporting Of Gymnast Age Claim

August 27th, 2008 3 comments

While news outlets such as NYT and Huffington Post were all too happy to “out” the Chinese government on misreporting and record errors, by citing unfavorable search engine results to bolster the “lie”, “cheat” conclusions – What our media doesn’t seem to care about, is the search engine results that are in support of the claim these girls are of age: Read more…

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(Letter) Fakery Filled Closing Ceremoney A Fitting Finish

August 25th, 2008 43 comments

Just watched the closing ceremoney, allow me to head off any potential criticisms:

– During the flag raising the 56 fake ethinic children are now being faked by 56 grown ups (I’m sure those children didn’t grow up in 2 weeks.) No doubt they are all Han (except a close up on a woman who appears to be ethinic, possibly CGI enhanced?) And they were again fake singing, no doubt using 56 other people’s voices.

– The king of the drums was not flying, rather hanging on wires – just like the moon goddess during the opening ceremoney.

– The perfectly synchronized fireworks aerial must be CGI. No doubt about it.

– The entire dance number was pirated from Circ De Sole, down to those giant drums that didn’t make a sound when the soundtrack was misqued (no doubt the drum sound were from a different drum, how cruel it is to the unseen drum.)

Did I miss anything?

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(Letter) How Do I Love The Medals, Let Me Count The Ways

August 21st, 2008 51 comments

(h/t to anti-CNN) Read more…

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(Letter) Chinese Men's Weightlifting Champion Was A Girl

August 19th, 2008 58 comments

You think after the underage gymnasts allegation, lip syncing, Han children dressed as minority, and modern warriors pretending to be ancient warriors at the opening ceremony, China’s Olympic woes can’t get any worse – think again. Read more…

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(Letter) Chinese gymnasts age controversy

August 14th, 2008 No comments

Last night after the women’s gymnastics team final, NBC announcer Bella Caroli commented that the Chinese team cheated with underage athletes, and their passports were doctored by the Chinese government.

After some digging, it seems the age allegation had surfaced some time ago, but was quelled after passports and birth certificates where produced to the satisfaction of the gymnasts federation in charge.

Have not seen much of this since, except the NBC commentator and some 2nd tier reporting from NYT.

The reporter mentioned that there were some government documents on this, so I set out to find them. Here’s what I found while searching the gov.cn domain:
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(Letter) Bella Caroli: China cheated with underage gymnasts

August 13th, 2008 No comments

Last night after the women’s gymnastics team final, NBC announcer Bella Caroli commented that the Chinese team cheated with underage athletes, and their passports were doctored by the Chinese government. Read more…

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(Letter) Patriotic Anthems Compared: China's "God Bless America"

August 13th, 2008 4 comments

Someone had mentioned the significance of a patriotic anthem “歌唱祖国” performed during the Olympics opening ceremony. Had to look it up since it is completely foreign to me. It’s also commented that it is the equivalent of “God Bless America”, a patriotic anthem that’s well ingrained with most Americans. Read more…

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(Letter) 2nd terrorist attack in Xinjiang

August 11th, 2008 No comments

[h/t to Nimrod]

After reports of terrorist attack ahead of the Olympics in Xinjiang, a 2nd attack days after the Olympics has been reported. Read more…

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(Letter) Olympics Broadcasting Schedule (US)

August 11th, 2008 No comments

H/T to The Boston Globe for a concise “Olympics TV Guide“.

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(Letter) Wearing Masks During Olympics?

August 7th, 2008 No comments

With the Beijing Games days away, the air quality issue has again surfaced, appearantly above the haze that’s settled on the city in the last couple days: Read more…

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(Letter) Terrorist attack in Xinjiang ahead of Olympics

August 4th, 2008 34 comments

BEIJING – Two men rammed a dump truck into a group of jogging policemen and then tossed explosives into their barracks Monday, killing 16 officers…

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(Letter) Why Has 'China Bashing' Become So Popular?

August 1st, 2008 14 comments

Alan Miller of Huffington Post explains the rise in negative reporting on China, and the bigger picture beyond the Olympics.

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(Letter) Chinese Bloggers Mourn Death of CMU Professor/Author Randy Pausch

July 30th, 2008 6 comments

Randy Pausch, a CMU professor and author of The Last Lecture(波许教授的最后一课), died on July 25.

http://www.sciencenet.cn/blog/Eindex.aspx?typeid=1772&userid=3474
http://www.geocities.com/vicfun2003/Randy_Weblog_Chinese.html

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(Letter) 50 Cent Commentators Fueling More Protest?

July 23rd, 2008 7 comments

Commentators paid by the Chinese government to influence public opinion on-line may have fueled the latest protest against Fox, says an insider at one Blog site. Rumors of Fox News anti-black message traveled quickly across the Internet, and has even garnered attention from celeberities.

According the this source, after the alleged success of inciting a major incident over CNN’s Jack Cafferty, there may have been a number of cases where the Fifty Cent Party also lit the fire on Fox News protest.