Blogs and newssites about and/or from China

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On this site you may find a collection of blogs and newssites about as well as from China that are worth reading. If you have suggestions for additional items for this list send them to digitalresources@zo.uni-heidelberg.de. A digest of the latest news of some of the following sources may be found here. Many chinese Blogs are also already available within our digital archiving project DACHS.

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Blogs

 

China Brief

jamestown.org/programs/chinabrief

Keywords:
Politics, Military

Cb

 

"China Brief is a primary source of timely information and cutting-edge analysis for policy-makers, intelligence and military personnel, academics, journalists, and business leaders.  Through the use of indigenous sources and detailed and objective analysis, China Brief keeps U.S. public and private sector decision-makers alike informed of developments and trends in China."

China Dev. Brief

chinadevelopmentbrief.cn (en)
cdb.org.cn (cn)

Keywords:

Civil Society

Cdb​​

China Development Brief is a Chinese-and-English-language online and print publication started in 1998. It reports on nonprofit organizations and NGOs engaged in public welfare activities. It carries feature articles and interviews on topics of interest to China’s civil society organizations, and exchanges ideas on topics related to the development of China’s civil society.

China Dialogue

chinadialogue.net

Keywords:
Environment

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ChinaDialogue publishes in English and Chinese on global environmental issues, with a special focus on China. Its aim is to promote dialogue and the search for solutions to our shared environmental challenges.

ChinaGeeks

chinageeks.org

Keywords:
Media, Politics, Culture

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ChinaGeeks features articles, original essays, translations, news, and relevant links to further the English-language discourse on China. Topics covered include (but are not limited to) history, current events, politics, literature, culture, and philosophy.

China Law Blog

chinalawblog.com/

Keywords:
Law, Economy

Chinalawblog​​

The China Law Blog discusses practical aspects of Chinese law and how it impacts business there. Its aim is to assist businesses already in China or planning to go into China, not to break new ground in legal theory or policy.

China Media Project

cmp.hku.hk

Keywords:
Media, Politics

Cmp​​

"The project documents and analyzes the process of media reform in China and the formal and informal factors that influence it. Comparative studies help define areas for further research on the basis of media reform experiences in transitional societies in Eastern Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia."

Danwei

danwei.org

Keywords:
Media, Politics

Danwei​​

Danwei is a website about media, advertising and urban life in China. It frequently references to translations from Mainland Chinese media and keeps tabs on a wide variety of subjects including legal and business stories, media and entertainment gossip, and the environment.

Human Rights in China

hrichina.org

Keywords:
Human Rights

Hric​​

Human Rights in China (HRIC), founded by Chinese students and scholars in March 1989, is an international, Chinese, nongovernmental organization with a mission to promote international human rights and advance the institutional protection of these rights in the People’s Republic of China.

Stimmen aus China

stimmen-aus-china.de

Keywords:
Politics, Society

Sac

Stimmen aus China ist ein Brückenblog, welcher der deutschen Öffentlichkeit Meinungen, Berichte und Diskussionen aus dem chinesischen Internet zur Verfügung stellt. Er widmet sich Meinungen und Stimmen aus China über die Entwicklung der Volksrepublik und chinesische Debatten zu globalen Fragen, die in westlichen Medien kaum wiedergegeben werden.

Chinese blogs

读写人 (Duxieren)

duxieren.com (cn)
bimuyu.com/blog (cn)

 

Duxieren is an aggregator of book reviews and literary criticism. Launched in October 2008, it collects essays from China's major newspaper book supplements (The Beijing News, Southern Metropolis Daily, and Oriental Morning Post) as well as posts by a range of lit bloggers, from Huang Jiwei to Sun Zhongxu to Berlin Fang. Although Duxieren is a decent source of criticism on Chinese literature, posts on foreign literature seem to make up a majority of the content the site aggregates. Book supplements tend to have a cosmopolitan outlook, and a number of the book bloggers are translators themselves, so the site is a convenient way to get a sense of how international literature and culture is being received in urban China. Duxieren is maintained by Bimuyu (比目鱼), whose own blog features book reviews, calligraphy, and short fiction.

Keywords: Literature

厉以宁 (Fang Yining)

http://theory.people.com.cn/GB/40764/127621/183969/ (cn)

 

"Li Yining (厉以宁) is one of the most famous Chinese economists. He has been a leading voice for the privatization of state-owned companies, and his advocacy led to the establishment of China's stock markets in 1990. Nicknamed "Mr. Stock Market", he is credited with providing the theoretical basis for the market-oriented reform that has propelled China's economic growth." (wikipedia) To be found here are his columns in Peoples Daily.

Keywords: Economics, Politics

方可成 (Fang Kecheng)

fangkc.cn (cn)
fangkc.com (en)

 

"Fang Kecheng (方可成), a graduate student in journalism at PKU, keeps a blog with a focus on Chinese media and social issues." The main categories of his blog are "observations on China, civil society, media, life, film, music, books, and travel."

Keywords: Society, Media

傅国涌 (Fu Guoyong)

http://blog.sina.com.cn/fuguoyong (cn)

 

Fu Guoyong (傅国涌) works as a freelancer for various magazines. His special field of interest is modern Chinese history.

Keywords: History

韩寒 (Han Han)

blog.sina.com.cn/twocold (cn)
hanhandigest.com (en)

 

Han Han (韩寒) is a Chinese professional rally driver, best-selling author, singer, creator of the magazine "Party (独唱团)" and one of China's most popular bloggers. "Han blogs about current news, society and personal stories. His writing is fun to read and his point of view is very representative of the “born-in-80s” generation".

Keywords: Current Affairs

何兵 (He Bing)

http://blog.sina.com.cn/hebing1 (cn)

 

He Bing (何兵) is a chinese lawyer.

Keywords: Current Affairs

胡鞍钢 (Hu Angang)

http://www.caogen.com/blog/index.aspx?ID=156 (cn)
http://theory.people.com.cn/GB/40764/127620/199022/ (cn)

 

Economist Hu Angang (胡鞍钢) is an economics professor at Tsinghua University. As a social thoerist he claims that the Chinese socialist system is "superior" to other systems.

Keywords: Economy, Society, New Left

雷颐 (Lei Yi)

http://blog.sina.com.cn/leiyi (cn)

 

Lei Yi(雷颐), an historian of late-Qing and modern China, joined the Institute of Modern History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), in 1985 and has remained there to this day, pursuing research into modern Chinese intellectual history.

Keywords: History

老徐 (Lao Xu)

blog.sina.com.cn/xujinglei (cn)

 

"Xu Jinglei (徐静蕾) was a popular teenager idol back in mid 1990s and became well-known after a TV show about the love and life stories of a few college students. She has been running a digital magazine since her Sina blog became unexpectedly popular. She is basically the first super celebrity blogger. Xu blogs about her life as an actress, a movie director and an editor. She likes to share personal stories and photos."

Keywords: Personal, Media

林来梵 (Lin Laifan)

http://linlaifan.fyfz.cn/ (cn)

 

Lin Guifan (林来梵) is a Professor at the Qinghua University's department of Law. He is constantly puplishing on educational and institutional issues.

Keywords: Law, Education

刘桂明 (Liu Guiming)

http://blog.sina.com.cn/u/1246219552 (cn)
http://guimingliu2012.blog.163.com/ (cn)

 

Liu Guiming (刘桂明) is a Chinese Lawyer, and the Chinese Lawyers Forum Secretary General. He is also the chief editor of the "Chinese Lawyer"(中国律师) magazine and of the China Law Society's magazine "Democracy and Legislation"(民主与法制).

Keywords: Politics, Law

时寒冰 (Shi Hanbing)

shihb.blog.sohu.com (cn)

 

"Shi Hanbing (时寒冰) is a senior commentator for Shanghai Securities News, a visiting professor at Nanjing University, and provides commentary on economic issues for CCTV and other media agencies. In 2009 he published a book on the global economic crisis: Author of Which Way Should China Turn: When the Sub-prime Crisis Changed the World (中国怎么办--当次贷危机改变世界). Shi's popular Sohu blog bears the motto: "Only with a fair and impartial system can the people escape plunder and terror, can justice and reverence for life become universal values. And all of this is only found in democracy." The blog aggregates some of the commentary pieces he publishes for other media outlets but also features original content. His writing often deals with environmental issues."

Keywords: Economy, Environment

宋振江 (Song Zhenjiang)

http://blog.sina.com.cn/u/1250533802 (cn)

 

Song Zhenjiang is a lawyer. He often uses his alias Yulin Touren (榆林头人).

Keywords: Law

吴稼祥 (Wu Jiaxiang)

http://blog.sina.com.cn/wujiaxiang (cn)

 

Born in 1955 Wu Jiaxiang, after graduating from Beijing University, held different offices in the Government of the Peoples Republic of China. Today he is a scholar of political sciences and economy. He is a widely known chinese intellectual.

Keywords: Economy, Politics, Government

小李飞刀 (Xiaoli Feidao)

http://blog.sina.com.cn/lxunhuan (cn)

 

Xiaoli Feidao (小李飞刀)is an alter ego of the Taiwanese writer Gu Long (古龍).

Keywords: Literature, Media, Society, Government

徐小明 (Xu Xiaoming)

blog.sina.com.cn/u/1300871220 (cn)

 

Blog of Xu Xiaoming (徐小明) a stock market analyst. He provides day by day analysis and strategies for the Chinese stock markets. His blog has become the most widely read blog in China (April 2011).

Keywords: Finance

楊恒均 (Yang Hengjun)

http://yanghengjun65.blog.sohu.com/#tp_3f7e6db792 (cn)

 

"Yang Hengjun (楊恒均) is an Australian novelist, born in Hubei Province, central China in 1965. After graduating from Fudan University in 1987, he worked in the Foreign Affairs Department in Beijing. From 1992 to 1997, he worked in Hong Kong as the manager of a mainland Chinese company. He then went to the U.S. as a senior fellow of the Atlantic Council. His novel, Fatal Weakness, is the first in his spy trilogy using himself as a role model. It is the story of a U.S.-China double agent who ultimately works for neither side but instead serves his own personal agenda. It is only available on his blog and is written only in Chinese. There is no other translations available." (Wikipedia)

Keywords: Politics

张五常 (Zhang Wuchang) Steven N.S. Cheung

http://blog.sina.com.cn/zhangwuchang (cn)

 

Steven N.S. Cheung is an internationally noted Hong Kong-born economist best known for his work on transaction costs and property rights. (Last entry: 12.11.2013)

Keywords: Politics, Economy

Blogs in the DACHS

崔卫平 (Cui Weiping)

DACHS
http://cuiweiping.blog.ifeng.com/ (cn)

 

Cui Weiping is a public intellectual and a professor at the Beijing Film Academy whose work focuses on literary theory, political philosophy and eastern European intellectual and political culture.

Keywords: Art, Culture

韩寒 (Han Han)

DACHS

 

Han Han (韩寒) is a Chinese professional rally driver, best-selling author, singer, creator of the magazine "Party (独唱团)" and one of China's most popular bloggers. "Han blogs about current news, society and personal stories. His writing is fun to read and his point of view is very representative of the “born-in-80s” generation".

Keywords: Current Affairs

贺卫方 (He Weifang)

DACHS
http://blog.sina.com.cn/heweifang (cn)

 

He Weifang (Chinese: 贺卫方; pinyin: Hè Wèifāng) is a professor at Peking University of China and an activist striving to reform the Chinese judicial system, who has argued that the Chinese Communist Party is an unregistered and therefore illegal organization in China.

Keywords: Society, Politics, Law

李承鹏 (Li Chengpeng)

DACHS
http://blog.sina.com.cn/lichengpeng (cn)

 

Li Chengpeng (Chinese: 李承鹏; pinyin: Lǐ Chéngpéng) (born September 22, 1968) is a prominent writer and social critic in the People's Republic of China. Well known in China for his reportage and social commentary—Li's Sina Weibo blog had nearly six million followers — (it is offline now) Li made international headlines in 2011 when he announced that he would seek political office as an independent candidate in his hometown of Chengdu, Sichuan province. While not technically illegal, the decision represented a rare and bold move in a country where candidates for political office are typically appointed by the Communist Party of China. (Wikipedia)

Keywords: Literature, Politics

李银河 (Li Yinhe)

DACHS
http://blog.sina.com.cn/liyinhe (cn)

 

Li Yinhe is a sociologist who is widely admired as a pioneer of Gender Studies in mainland China. She is also a public intellectual well known for defending the rights of women, gays, lesbians and transgendered people.

Keywords: Society, Politics

罗昌平 (Luo Changping)

DACHS
http://zhenhua.163.com/special/luochangping/ (cn)

 

罗昌平(1980年12月27日-)湖南涟源人,中华人民共和国记者。(Wikipedia)

Keywords: Politics

茅于轼 (Mao Yushi)

DACHS
http://blog.sina.com.cn/maoyushi (cn)

 

Mao Yushi (Chinese: 茅于轼; born 14 January 1929 in Nanjing, Jiangsu) is a Chinese economist. Mao graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1950 and was labeled a 'rightist' in 1958. In 1986 Mao was a visiting scholar at Harvard University and in 1990 Mao was a senior lecturer at Queensland University.(Wikipedia)

Keywords: Politics, Economy

冉云飞 (Ran Yunfei)

DACHS
http://tufeilaoran.blog.163.com/ (cn)

 

Ran Yunfei (simplified Chinese: 冉云飞; traditional Chinese: 冉雲飛; pinyin: Rǎn Yúnfēi; born: 1965) is a famous Chinese writer and a high-profile democracy activist and blogger. He was arrested in late March 2011, shortly after the start of the 2011 Chinese pro-democracy protests, on charges of inciting subversion of state power. He was released in August 2011 and remains under residential surveillance.(Wikipedia)

Keywords: Politics

司马南 (Sima Nan)

DACHS
http://blog.sina.com.cn/simanan (cn)

 

Sima Nan (Chinese: 司马南; born 22 June 1956), real name Yu Li (Chinese: 于力), is a television pundit, social commentator, and journalist from the People's Republic of China. In the early 21st century, he is well known for his staunch support of Chinese Communist Party values and nationalistic, anti-American and anti-universal value sentiments. In the late 1990s, he was mostly known for his criticism of pseudoscience and supernatural phenomena, especially his opposition to what he called qigong-related fraud.(Wikipedia)

Keywords: Politics, Society

滕彪 (Teng Biao)

DACHS
http://blog.boxun.com/hero/tengb/ (cn)

 

Teng Biao (Chinese: 滕彪) (born 3 August 1973 ) is a human rights activist and lawyer in China. Teng is a lecturer at the University of Politics and Law in Beijing. He has been a vocal supporter of human rights activists such as Chen Guangcheng and Hu Jia. He has been arrested at least twice, in March 2008 and in February 2011.(Wikipedia)

Keywords: Politics, Law

Wangjianshuo)

DACHS
http://home.wangjianshuo.com/ (cn)

 

"I am currently the co-founder and CEO of Baixing.com, one of the largest online classified company in China. If you want to give me direct feedback about the site, feel free to use the feedback form below, or just drop me an email. Before spin the business out of eBay and renamed from Kijiji to Baixing, I worked briefly in eBay for three years. Before that, I worked for Microsoft for 6 years, plus one year as intern. I worked on varies stuff from support engineer on desktop applications, Internet services, to eCommerce team founding member, to channel manager, partner support manager, to a consultant. Before that, I studied in Shanghai Jiaotong University from 1995 to 1999, majoring in automation (Automatic Control). I met and fell in love with my wife Wendy at that time, when she studied computer science there."

Keywords: Politics, IT

Newssites

Asia Sentinel

asiasentinel.com (en)

 

Asia Sentinel is a web-based Asian regional publication focused on news, business, arts and culture. The site is headquartered in Hong Kong and was founded by four senior expatriate journalists in 2006. It was "created to provide a platform for news, analysis and opinion on national and regional issues in Asia. It is independent of all governments and major media enterprises".

Keywords: General News, Asia

Beijing Review (北京周报)

BR via CrossAsia (Archive)
beijingreview.com.cn (cn)
beijingreview.com.cn (de)

 

The Beijing Review reports and comments on the country's social, political, economic end cultural affairs, policy changes and latest developments. It also offers in-depth analysis on major regional and international events, and provides consulting and information services.The first link leads to an archive including all issues from 1958 to 2007.

Keywords: General News, China

Caixin Online (财新网)

english.caing.com (en)
caing.com (cn)

 

Online Portal of Caixin Media Company Ltd. (财新网) a Beijing-based media group that was established in January 2010, subsequent to the departure of Hu Shuli and the majority of the editors and reporters at Caijing Magazine in November 2009. The original staff of Caixin Media is entirely employees that left Caijing. Caixin is dedicated to providing high-quality and authoritative financial and business news and information through periodicals, online, conferences, books, and online video programs.

Keywords: General News, China, Finance

China Digital Times

chinadigitaltimes.net (en)

 

"CDT is a bilingual news website covering China’s social and political transition and its emerging role in the world. CDT aggregates the most up-to-the-minute news and analysis about China from around the Web, while providing independent reporting, translations from Chinese cyberspace, perspectives from across the geographical, political and social spectrum, and daily recommendations of readings from the Chinese blogosphere."

Keywords: General News, China

China Realtime Report

blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime (en)

 

"China Real Time Report is a vital resource for an expanding global community trying to keep up with a country changing minute by minute. The site offers quick insight and sharp analysis from the wide network of Dow Jones reporters across Greater China, including Dow Jones Newswires' specialists and The Wall Street Journal's award-winning team. It also draws on the insights of commentators close to the hot topic of the day in law, policy, economics and culture."

Keywords: General News, Finance

Frankfurter Allgemeine

FAZ via UB (Archiv)
faz.net (de)

 

F.A.Z.-BiblioNet enthält mehr als 1,6 Millionen Artikel der FAZ, der Frankfurter Allgemeinen Sonntagszeitung, der Rhein-Main-Zeitung und des FAZ.NET. Die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reicht zurück bis zum 01.01.1993, die Sonntagszeitung und die Rhein-Main-Zeitung bis 1995 und FAZ.NET bis 1999.

Keywords: General News, Germany

Nanfang Ribao/Zhoumo (南方日报/周末)

Nanfang Ribao (cn)
Nanfang Zhoumo (cn)

 

Nanfang Ribao was established in October 1949 and is sponsored by the Guangdong Provincial Communist Party Committee. It carries an extraordinarily popular weekend edition entitled 南方周末 (Southern Weekend). The papers of the Nanfang Daily Group are especially well known for their outspoken and often daring criticism of party officials, bureaucracy etc.

Keywords: General News, China

New York Times: China

topics.nytimes.com/.../china (en)

 

"World news about China, including breaking news and archival articles published in The New York Times."

Keywords: General News, China

People's Daily (人民网)

english.peopledaily.com.cn (en)
people.com.cn (cn)

 

Online News Portal of the Renmin Ribao, the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, first published in May 1946. It has a circulation of about 3 million. The online version includes a well working searchable index (down to 1995). The archive of back issues (including the overseas edition) is available at search.people.com.cn/.

Keywords: General News, China

Süddeutsche Zeitung

SZ via UB (Archiv) (de)
sueddeutsche.de (de)

 

SZ Library Net enthält das vollständige und tagesaktuelle Archiv der Süddeutschen Zeitung (SZ).Sämtliche Artikel der Süddeutschen Zeitung (München-, Bayern-, Deutschland-Ausgabe) seit 1992, Regionalausgaben seit 1994 (z.B. Dachau, Erding, Freising) sind enthalten. Zusätzlich das SZ-Magazin seit 1999 und Sonderausgaben wie SZ-Extra, Primetime.

Keywords: General News, Germany

Tageszeitung + Le Monde diplomatique

TAZ + LMD via UB (Archiv) (de)
taz.de (de)

 

Digitales Archiv der TAZ mit sämtlichen Artikeln vom 2.9.1986 bis zum 30.5.2009 dazu alle Ausgaben der Le Monde Diplomatique seit 1995 und 4.246 TOM-Comix

Keywords: General News, Germany, World

Taipei Times

taipeitimes.com (en)

 

The Taipei Times is one of the three major English-language newspapers in the Republic of China (Taiwan) the other two being the Taiwan News and The China Post. Established in 1999, the Taipei Times is published by the Liberty Times Group, which has a pro-Taiwan independence editorial line.

Keywords: General News, Taiwan

Xinhua News (新华网)

xinhuanet.com/.../china (en)
xinhuanet.com (cn)

 

Online News Portal of Xinhua, the largest news agency in the PRC. Xinhua ("New China") is the official news agency of the People's Republic of China, directely controlled by the State Council. Xinhua has a staff of more than 10,000, some of its members simultaneously serving as Renmin Ribao ("People's Daily") correspondents. Besides being a news agency, Xinhua also publishes numerous newspapers and magazines as well as running its own journalism school.

Keywords: General News, China

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Latest Revision: 2016-01-18
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