"The pain of a reduction in China's exports is shared with other economies that supply components, such as Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong. For example, for every iPod that the United States decides not to import, the "decline" in recorded exports from China is $150 — but only about $4 of that value was added in China. In other words, China's GDP declines just $4 for each lost $150 iPod. Japan, on the other hand, contributes about $100 to the $150 value and takes the far bigger GDP hit from "China's" decline in exports."
China bans parts of gay festival
BBC. Das übliche Spielchen, ein Schritt vor & 2 zurück...
"a front-page article that discussed how many gay people there might be here, and an editorial in the state-run China Daily that highlighted the tolerance of a city like Shanghai seemed to represent a shift towards a more tolerant attitude.
A few hours later, however, officials in Shanghai were visiting businesses that planned to hold events as part of Pride Week and ordering them to cancel. "
China demands US return Uighurs
BBC. Wieder so 'ne Überraschung...
China's computers at hacking risk
BBC. Scheint so, als wenn in China Pornos mit schwarzafrikanischer Beteiligung in Zukunft deutlich beliebter werden.
"the system reportedly blocks legitimate as well as banned content. For example, it designed to identify the proportion of skin colour in a picture to determine whether it is pornography.
But comments on a bulletin board run by the software company that designed the system, suggest the system does not work perfectly.
"I went on the internet to check out some animal photos. A lovely little naked pig was sent onto the black list. Pitiful little pig!," read one comment.
"I was curious, so I looked up some photos of naked African women. Oh, they were not censored!" "
China Internet filter challenged in rights uproar
"Li Fangping, a Beijing human rights advocate who often embraces controversial causes, has asked the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to allow hearings on the "lawfulness and reasonableness" of the demand, which takes effect from July 1 and was publicized only this week."
Muntenschat onder Chinees schoolplein
NU. 2 Tonnen (!) Münzen aus der Tangdynastie in Xian gefunden. Die Münzen stammen wahrscheinlich aus Gaben an einen Tempel, der an der Stelle mal stand.
Jau, lasset uns alle in unseren Wohnungen verkriechen & warten, bis die Welt untergeht. Dann kann nix mehr passieren.HK_Yan hat geschrieben:In Hongkong schliessen wegen Schweinegrippe alle Grundschulen
Addendum, gerade erschienen:
Bermuda takes Guantanamo Uighurs
BBC. Plötzlich geht's so flott ...
"Four Chinese Muslim Uighurs have been released from the US detention centre at Guantanamo and resettled in Bermuda, US officials said."