If you're not familiar with Lav Diaz's cinema, that's the film you should start with! Inafter massive volcanic eruptions in the Celebes Sea, the sun has permanently set, plunging Southeast Asia into darkness. Madmen control every country, city and enclave.
Economist: Matthew Gentzkow, Stanford University. In order to assess the impact of censorship, the researchers conducted an experiment on 1, Beijing university students. In addition, a portion of the people offered the tools to skirt the firewall were encouraged by the researchers to read the things that are normally censored by the government.
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Emergency workers scrambling across pancaked buildings. And a grim-faced political leader comforting the stricken and reassuring an anguished nation. While such scenes are a staple of catastrophes in much of the world, the rescue effort playing nonstop on Chinese television is remarkable for a country that has a history of concealing the scope of natural calamities and then bungling its response. Since an earthquake flattened a swath of rural Sichuan Province on Monday, killing nearly 15, people, the government in Beijing has mounted an aggressive rescue effort, dispatching tens of thousands of troops and promptly sending Prime Minister Wen Jiabao to the disaster zone, accompanied by reporters.
After massive flooding of Chinese on Steam version of World of WarshipsWargaming decided to replaces the flag of every ships in Pan-Asian tree into dragon flag, which caused controversy from non-Chinese players. In Tokyo Game Show. Wargaming announced the new nation tech tree into their online ship battle game World of Warships : the Pan-Asia.
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The Japanese version of The Evil Within has filtered gore. So while the game is certainly creepy, it's just not as bloody as it is in the West. Good thing there's a download for an uncensored version.
Today, June 4, Chinese censors are especially wary, as they are every year on this date. All internet mention of the Tiananmen Square massacre is blocked, along with that iconic tank man. On this date, Chinese youth move through a city like Beijing, connecting with friends through a Facebook-like alternative, paying for a meal with a swipe of their phones and, before locking the screen, ordering a cheap taxi home, where they may dash off a restaurant review on a Twitter-like microblog. But how many are bothering to use a virtual private network to maneuver around government controls and check the press?
Punning on the country's name, to political effect. NO TIME for much of an original post today, but the most eye-catching thing I've seen recently comes from Victor Mair: a joke going around China about how to transliterate the country's name into Chinese characters. Shades of the Grass Mud Horse.