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Top 10 of 2014 Posted by on Dec 30, 2014

2014 is just about in the books, and you know what that means – time for our Top 10 of the year! 10.  Tricky Chinese Tones For new learners of Chinese – especially Westerners not used to tonal languages – the tones are confusing and frustrating. There’s more to the four tones of Chinese than…

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A Guide to the Internet in China – Online Gaming Posted by on Jun 6, 2014

In case you didn’t catch our previous posts, we’ve already had an introduction to the Internet in China, a detailed post about censorship and the “Great Firewall,” and a guide to social media in China. No discussion of the ‘net in the Middle Kingdom would be complete without also diving into the realm of online…

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A Guide to the Internet in China – Social Media Posted by on May 27, 2014

Social media is a force to be reckoned with in the 21st century, and nowhere is this more true than in China. Sure, Facebook and Twitter are blocked by the Great Firewall of China, but this doesn’t mean that Chinese people don’t use social media – far from it. China ended the year 2013 with…

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A Guide to the Internet in China – Censorship Posted by on May 20, 2014

For foreigners visiting or living in China, the internet can be a frustrating and confusing place. Popular websites in the West are blocked in the Middle Kingdom – no Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube allowed. The “Golden Shield Project” (金盾工程 -jīn dùn gōng chéng) is an internet surveillance and censorship program ran by  the government’s Ministry…

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A Guide to the Internet in China – Intro Posted by on May 13, 2014

Back in 1987, China sent out its first e-mail, an exchange between scientists in Beijing and Germany: “Across the Great Wall, we can reach every corner of the world.” 越过长城,走向世界 – yuè guò cháng chéng, zǒu xiàng shì jiè A few years later, in 1994, China was officially online. On April 20th, some nerds from China’s…

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Popular Chinese Websites Posted by on Feb 20, 2014

It’s no secret that one of the most popular activities in China is to surf the internet (上网冲浪 – shàng wǎng chōng làng). In fact, on nearly every street corner in Beijing, you will find an internet bar (网吧 – wǎng bā), often filled to capacity with chain smoking teenagers aggresively clicking away while engaged…

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Chinese Social Media: Weibo (新浪微博) Posted by on Oct 28, 2011

The social media movement is alive and well in the mainland, but you wont hear people raving about Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus. Unbeknownst to most American’s and Westerners, China is a nation of netizens, who take to blogs, forums and chat boards just like the rest of us. They clamor for the new Iphone5 (which is…

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