Archive for November 13th, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

You are Quite Probably a Fenqing, …

rainy weekend

... if your weekend sucks, just "because the weather is so bad"

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Beijing Loving Source Information Center Closes Down

Hu Jia may be released from jail sometime within the coming eight months – but before that (hopefully) happens, the authorities appear to be making a lot of preparations for the activist’s smooth and harmonious return to life outside prison.

Beijing Loving Source Information Center (北京爱源信息咨询中心), an AIDS support group founded by Hu Jia before his imprisonment, and managed by his wife Zeng Jinyan during the past years, closes down, apparently under the pressures of official suspicion and harassment of activists and groups that take on sensitive subjects.

C. A. Yeung, Under The Jacaranda, provides a translation of Ms Zeng’s announcement of November 11 to close Beijing Loving Source, with some background information.

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Martial Arts, Asian Games 2010

The first East Asian Games medal, not unexpectedly, went to Yuan Xiaochao (袁晓超), from Shanxi Province, at the mens’ Changquan finals on Saturday. Changquan (长拳) emphasizes fully extended kicks and striking techniques, and by appearance would be considered a long-range fighting system. Daisuke Ichikizaki (Japan) and Peyghambari Ehsan (Iran) won the silver and bronze medals.

Xiao had won a gold medal previously at the Asian Games in Doha, in 2006, and another in a Wushu tournament conducted during the Olympic Games 2008. China Radio International (CRI) also cites him as a gold medal winner at the Beijing tournament 2008, but points out that the 2008 tournament was no Olympic event. According to the International Wushu Federation, the Wushu Tournament Beijing 2008 was staged in Beijing from August 21 to 24, 2008, and the IWUF was the organizer in charge.

This video is part of the 2008 tournament coverage – it may take a while to load.

The elementary routine can be found here.

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“Most of the local attention was on Wushu”, Associated Press (AP), November 13

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