Sunday, June 28, 2009

Posting from Germany.

Fellow Chinglish friends,

for the past few weeks it was almost impossible to post or moderate comments. Blogger blocked, Google blocked, Youtube blocked...

(Note to Internet cops: Guys, this is still the wrong way of doing it.)

Hope you continue your support while I figure out what technical solutions to use in the coming months.

Best from Heidelberg,

olr.

24Comments:

At 2:23 PM, Blogger Moses wrote ...

Try to use Tor, you can find it in Google :)

 
At 10:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote ...

Hi,
What do you think of the below translation:
公司以"打造精品,持续改进,诚信服务"的质量方针,为您提供优质的产品,完美的技术服务.
我们竭诚欢迎国内外客户来我公司亲临指导,参观访问,真诚合作携手共创新纪元.

Corporation by " the making high-quality goods, improves continually, good faith service " the quality policy, provides the high quality product for you, perfect technical service. we welcome the domestic and foreign customers to come Our company wholeheartedly to arrive personally the instruction, the visit, the sincere cooperation creates the epoch hand in hand.

 
At 4:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote ...

dear olr,
what's the matter with your german internet? you posted it from Germany but you could not use google,youtube etc?
bless.

 
At 4:47 AM, Anonymous Zhang Fang, Beijing wrote ...

There is a fact that not all the Chinese people have the ability to resist the bad things on the web, especially for the children. Also they can be exploited or tricked by some evil persons. So we must protect our people, but because our ability is limited, the best way is the censorship till now. I have to say that we can do nothing until we have a better way to filter the bad things on the web.
Remember: It is a fact that Chinese people are sometimes so clever that they can think about many tricks.

 
At 9:50 AM, Blogger Leo Lewis wrote ...

Dear Olr.
it is my first time to see ur blog and i really like it... I am going to write something intersting about the Chinglish here in my city for my blog or the local English magazine...and your blog is a great help of it.....i already take some intersting pics of it...sometimes will make u laugh a lot ...and i am suprised that ur blog is not blocked here in china....enjoy !

 
At 1:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote ...

Language is pretty tricky. When somebody created the word 'blog', he or she may not have thought about it more carefully, in that 'blog' and 'block' are very much similar in shape and sound. It is not out of confusion that a 'blog' is 'blocked', or a 'blogged' writing is 'blocked' for its writing, we could only hope.

Good luck in your endeavour.

A passer by who browsed one of your books in Chapters today.
090805

 
At 8:42 AM, Anonymous Suzanne wrote ...

Zhang Fang,
Did you actually mean that the people out side of China have the ability to resist the bad things on the web? Why should China be different from the rest of the world? It is worldwide well-known that the censorship on the internet in China is mainly done for political reasons. Some "clever" Chinese people can actually get around the censorship to see the real contents on the internet. Among those might be some children you mentioned about too, who are meant to be "protected" by the Chinese censorship.

 
At 4:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote ...

I love your way of showing some irresponsible language using phonomeny.

 
At 6:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote ...

You do know that blogger.com is blocked in China - we can't read your profile page.

 
At 2:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote ...

Hi, this is something I found yesterday on a bus in Beijing. I felt puzzled after reading its Chinese meaning. Following is the sentence on Yuntong No. 108(公交车:运通108)。

"请您主动为老幼病残孕让座" ----Please Take the Initiative for Bringing Invalidity Preganant Parks.

 
At 11:59 AM, Blogger Eclimont wrote ...

Hello ! I live in Beijing and I would like to ask you some questions on your book and about the chinglish phenomenon in general. Do you have an e-mail where I could write you too and send you my questions? All the best. Lily

 
At 5:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote ...

Dear Olr,

I found your blog on the internet in China's most popular media, and I like it

Sam Zhang

 
At 3:01 PM, Anonymous Stella wrote ...

'Note to Internet cops: Guys, this is still the wrong way of doing it.'

Germans are liberal on what they say and that's what i like you people. one's life has been difficult without Youtube, Facebook, MSN(sometimes), Blogger... I am so impressed that you know chinese language and culture so well, as I went to Germany from where people only knew a little about China. Well done! Olr. Keep it up!

I love HD:)yapeee!

 
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At 4:45 PM, Blogger bathmate wrote ...

most interesting posting. i liked it. :-)

bathmate

 
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At 3:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote ...

@ Zhang Fang:

"There is a fact that not all the Chinese people have the ability to resist the bad things on the web, especially for the children. Also they can be exploited or tricked by some evil persons. So we must protect our people, but because our ability is limited, the best way is the censorship till now."

The Chinese People has, like any other people in the world, the ability to tell good from evil.

Anyone can see that it is a dictator-style government fearing to lose their absolute power over everyone who is behind the censorship of the internet!

Anyone in China criticizing the government is likely to end up in prison, or get murdered even if he is 100% right about what he sais. Only a free press (WITHOUT censorship) could fight this situation, and help established a lawful society protecting the people´s rights.

See what happened in the earthquake of 2008? THOUSANDS of children had to die because corrupt politicians had stolen the money that was there to build safe schools! This is only possible because you do not have a free press.

Don´t tell the people that they are stupid and the government "knows better", because this is a lie!

 

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