Once upon a time, the Communist Party of China fought for democracy

Alia | October 14th, 2014 - 5:04 pm
Protest in HK now

The Communist Part of China was once itself a fighter for democracy. Talking about someone who has become what he hates? That’s exactly the case with CPC.

A slap that changed China’s history?

Alia | September 19th, 2012 - 7:44 pm

Did Bo Xilai just become China’s He Who Must Not Be Named? Did a slap in the face prevented China from heading to another Culture Revolution? Xinhua Report “On the scale of law – Exclusives on Wang Lijun’s case and trial” has your questions answered.

Panguso review: It’s Chinese government run, It’s ambitious, It sucks.

Alia | March 4th, 2011 - 4:11 am

China Mobile and Xinhua news agency together launched Panguso, the Chinese government-run search engine, on Feb, 22nd, 2011, with ambitious plans to topple Baidu and fill in the vacancy left by Google’s leave. Yet Panguso ends up a general failure in terms of both aesthetics and functionality. An actual comparison of search results between Panguso, Baidu and Google shows that Panguso is more an archive of “voice of China” than a search engine.