Month: May 2011

  • The best phrase I have read this week

    From Andrew Jacobs’ story on Great Firewall “shoegate”: … from iPads and designer shoes to carnal rewards offered by admiring women of the sort that China’s Internet guardians would likely deem harmful to the nation’s morality.  

  • China citizen database proposal is nothing radically new

    A Chinese official proposed the creation of a database of every citizen in China, reports The New York Times. Zhou Yongkang, a former head of the Public Security Bureau Ministry, “said the system should be based on the resident identity cards issued to every Chinese citizen, and should include such details as each person’s tax…