Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn on Monday, March 14, 2005 at 12:00 PM
Some information about a new site from Roddy:
NewsinChinese.com takes RSS Feeds from Chinese language news sources (currently Xinhua, but hopefully the range will expand in the future), annotates them with pinyin and English translations using the Adsotrans database, and then displays them in an easy to read format. When a user comes across a character or word they are unfamiliar with, they can hover their cursor it, and a large friendly pop-up appears, with large-font characters, pinyin (with tone marks, rather than numbers) and an English translation.
Roddy also maintains the Chinese language and culture forum Chinese-Forums, the group blog of foreigners writing in Chinese Chuyubusu, and a more personal blog with the excellent name of Dreams of White Tiles.
China Media Timeline
Major media events over the last three decades
Danwei Model Workers
The latest recommended blogs and new media
Front Page of the Day
A different newspaper every weekday
From the Vault
Classic Danwei posts
+ Culture and corporate propaganda in Soho Xiaobao (2007.11): Mid-2007 issues of Soho Xiaobao (SOHO小报), illustrating the complicated identity of in-house magazines run by real estate companies.
+ Internet executives complain about excessive Net censorship (2010.03): Internet executives complain about excessive Net censorship at an officially sanctioned meeting in Shenzhen.
+ Crowd-sourced cheating on the 2010 gaokao (2010.06): A student in Sichuan seeks help with the ancient Chinese section of this year's college entrance exam -- while the test is going on!