China Punks 20: Japanese Porn is its Own Culture

Recorded on July 18, 2012

Don’t mind the title; we do talk about other things besides porn this week. However, if you are my mom or someone who is offended by pornography or its discussion, you might want to fast forward through that discussion.

Otherwise, enjoy!  Tell a friend to tell a friend and spread the love!

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shifang and youth

Faceoff in Shifang – photos of China’s largest and bloodiest NIMBY protest in recent history

Han Han: The Liberation of Shifang

Netizen Voices: Hu Xijin on Shifang

China’s Young and Restless Could Test Legal System

xiaomi news

Speculative Specs: This Should Be the Next Xiaomi Phone

Japanese Porn Star Sora Aoi To Become Xiaomi Spokeswoman!

weibo censors truth

weixin is dangerous

official pisses off thousands of tourists

moar anger at chengguan

saving a suicide


China Punks 14: Drinkin’ Before 5pm

First, we would like to welcome all listeners from the No Agenda Stream.  If you’re catching this post before the live stream broadcast, you can catch our “live” broadcast on Friday May 25 12 noon EDT (Midnight Saturday China time.)

Also, there’s a problem with the Ubuntu One streaming of our podcast, so I won’t be posting a link to streaming.  Instead, the link below is to the download.

Find links and more info below

Download China Punks 14

yang rui

China Soft-Power Watch: The Yang Rui ‘Foreign Bitch’ Factor

Okay, seriously…one last Yang Rui story

child kidnapping – serial killer in kunming

17 young people disappear in Yunnan, police fear a serial killer

Serial killers in China

Living with Dead Hearts

chen guangfu

Chen Guangcheng’s Brother Escapes Village

Report: Chinese city enforcers accused of brutality

xiaomi flashing

Book of Knowledge: Xiaomi

Tech in Asia’s Coverage


China Punks 13: Law?! We don’t need no stinkin’ Law!

Recorded on May 16, 2012

Here at China Punks, we like to take your misguided and pre-conceived notions of decency, etiquette, and rule of law and smash them to little bits with our “China Punks Bear and Wizard Deterrent” baseball bats.

So if you’re that guy (or gal) standing in front of the subway (or elevator) doors, get the hell out of our way or the next thing in your face just might be your doom.

If you’re that fat jerk talking smack about our beards, STFU or be the target of the “China Punks” Stare of Death©®™ (deadlier than any Death Star laser, because its real)

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charlie’s trip

crackdown on illegal foreigners

Beijing to “Clean Up” Illegal Foreigners
Watch: Fight between Chinese and laowai passenger on train
British Man Beat Up For Sexually Assaulting Chinese Girl

female chengguan in Harbin

Female inspectors are a hit

City Urban Administrative and Law Enforcement Bureau

46th anniversary of cultural revolution

Mid-Week Links, Part 2: Retired CCP members ask for Zhou Yongkang and Liu Yunshan to resign, Salman Rushdie on censorship, and “anti-cult month”

chen developments

Chen reports ‘first concrete step’ toward leaving China
Amid celebrations over activist deal, US officials admit they haven’t told Chen Guangcheng that Santa Claus doesn’t exist

baidu’s new phone

Baidu to Sell Inexpensive Smartphone
Baidu Unveils Low Cost Smartphone with Voice Recognition and 100GB of Cloud Storage

BBC reports that everyone likes China

China Ranked 5th in BBC Global Popularity Survey, Above USA


China Punks 11: Just Swallow it, Damn You!

Recorded on April 26, 2012

John and Charlie are back with yet another hard hitting, viciously branded, and cruelly humored episode of China Punks.

Topics and more reading below.

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New developments in Neil Heywood case and other Bo developments

Bo Xilai’s wife ‘was in the room when Neil Heywood was poisoned’

An Exclusive Statement from Bo Guagua to The Harvard Crimson

Bo Xilai case shines light on corruption in China

China’s Crisis

Google’s Forced Exit From China Plotted by Bo Xilai and Security Boss Zhou Yongkang

Name of World’s Largest Municipality Censored on China’s Twitter

Power Shift in China – Part III

Possibility of Zhou Yongkang being expelled

Women in China: abuse, shengnv

Infographic: Who are China’s Leftover Women, How are They Doing and Why are They Left?

Report: Women Losing Ground in China

The Startling Plight of China’s Leftover Ladies

Wives Caught in China’s “Web of Abuse”

Power of Weixin and polished cloning

Weixin 4.0 is Vintage Tencent and the Most Important Chinese Internet Product Since Weibo

This Mobile Social App Is Way Bigger than Instagram, and It’s Made in China (Apologies to Hamish McKenzie, in the podcast I said it was written by Sarah Lacy)

GFW shenanigans


China Punks 10: Let the Branding Begin!

After an extremely long hiatus, China Punks is back with a brand new branding campaign.  That’s right folks, branding.

Brand your donkey, brand your kids, wife, wherever and whenever you’ve got a fire you can brand with your all-new China Punks brand!

As soon as we’ve got that going, we’ll let you know.  Until then, we hope you enjoy the latest episode of China Punks.  Topics and links below.

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Thailand vacation (with no Thailand)

Bo xilai +Neil Heywood stuff, rumors

Corruption Nation:  Why Bo Xilai Matters

Britain Presses for Information on Death in China

USC shooting and journalist witch-hunting

The Implications Of One Small Associated Press Editing Error Beijing Cream

Chinese Student Rapes Woman in US, Parents Try – chinaSMACK

Game of Thrones

GAME OF THRONES RECAP 3: WHAT IS DEAD MAY NEVER DIE

Xiaomi 2 and Meizu MX

Xiaomi To Release Second-generation Product In H2 2012

Meizu MX Quad-core to Launch in June, Powered by Samsung’s Exynos CPU

Netease vs Tencent vs everyone

Netease vs. Tencent: The Great App Theft of 2012

Qihoo Takes Tencent to Court Tomorrow, Accuses It of Being Monopolistic

Yogurt and pill gelatin food safety

Manufacturing of Poisonous Disposable Chopsticks Exposed


China Punks 08: Ba sounds like all Fa’cked up

Recorded and abruptly cut short on Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012

Due to technical difficulties (my microphone decided to crap out about 30 minutes into it), we only got to talk about coming Weibocalypse, or Weipocalypse if you like.

I say only, but the coming enforcement of real name registration on Sina’s Weibo platform does have some interesting implications.  We get into different aspects of the situation, including the service itself, value for investors, and the systemic problems that haven given rise to real name registration as well as its possible negative impacts on people’s lives.

Download or Stream the dissapointingly short episode 08 of China Punks

As you can see from the links below, we had a great show lined up.  Apparently, we didn’t make the proper sacrifices to the tech gods beforehand.

Weibocalypse
What Happens to Free Speech on Weibo After Real Name Registration?
Sina Weibo and the Coming Weipocalypse
Chinese Man Disappeared, Detained by Police for BBS Repost

Mobile World Congress Insanity
Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.2 & Galaxy Note 10.1 Officially Announced
Samsung: One Tablet Closer to Irrelevance
Apple Times iPad 3 Invite To Show How Little Anyone Cares About Android
The Rightsizing Of RIM: 41 Megapixels Is Completely Meaningless, And So Is 500k Apps, Says RIM VP

Xiaomi Gets Western Attention
Interview: China’s Xiaomi hopes for revolution in

Stoopid Proview v Apple accusations – “They tricked us!!! Blaaaagh!!!”
Proview’s New PR Attack: Apple Cheated Us Out of the iPad Trademark
Artman Talks 20: Apple v Proview with Stan Abrams

McD’s marketing – Pink Slime is still 100% beef
McDonald’s to Tout Quality in China (quick before WSJ figures out that we can read the entire article


China Punks 06: Apple, How Do You Plead?

Recorded on Feb 15, 2012.

This week, the two punks take a look at Apple vs Everyone, but in particular how they treat their people, what they do about it, and the so-far invincibility of their stock price even as they may lose the right to sell iPads in China.

We also do what we do best: make unfounded speculations. This time around we speculate about Xiaomi becoming a major player in Chinese handsets, the most recent drama surrounding Wang Lijun (not much, but exciting nonetheless), Linsanity, and the relationship between traditional TV and online viewing.

And it turns out that John’s unfounded speculation about Youku having an inside track in releasing mobile client for Paike, their user generated platform, was vindicated with SARFT’s announcement earlier today that they will regulate Internet and mobile TV.

Download or stream episode six here

Linkage

Apple Vs The World

NY Times:  In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad
Does Apple Really Care About Factory Workers? (by Charlie for Penn-Olson)
MIC Gadget: Apple fights back on iPad TM rejection in China
Reuters: Proview says any ban of iPad exports hard to impose
Reuters:  More Chinese Cities Halt iPad orders
the Beijinger: iPad, is this the end?
Sweatshop (flash game)

Wang Lijunanity

@Siweiluozi’s Blog: Wang Lijun, episode one

SARFT and Crappy TV

SARFT Establishing Platform For Regulating Internet Video in China
David Wolf: TV regulations: same wine, new bottle
Background on recent SARFT regulations

Linsanity

FT: Chinese censors face ‘Lin-sanity’ conundrum
Floyd Mayweather questions Jeremy Lin