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!

Download China Punks 20

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 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