John Kennedy

John Kennedy is Canadian, and a longtime resident of southern China. As a veteran member of the Chinese online community, most notably through his six years as a former editor with Global Voices Online, John knows more than is useful about China today but enjoys sharing his findings on Twitter as @feng37 and @28wordslater.
John Kennedy
John Kennedy is Canadian, and a longtime resident of southern China. As a veteran member of the Chinese online community, most notably through his six years as a former editor with Global Voices Online, John knows more than is useful about China today but enjoys sharing his findings on Twitter as @feng37 and @28wordslater.

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First thing China, August 21
Morning Clicks, August 17
First thing China, August 17
Morning Clicks, August 22
Morning Clicks, August 20
Morning Clicks, August 21
Diaoyu dispute unites liberals and nationalists online
First thing China, August 22
Morning Clicks, August 23
Opinion | Morning Clicks, August 30

Party leaders are watching closely as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton begins a two-week visit to Asia today.

31 Aug 2012 - 9:29AM

Party leaders are watching closely as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton begins a two-week visit to Asia today.

Morning Clicks, August 30
First thing China, August 23
Opinion | Morning Clicks, August 24

Chinese state-owned and party-run media are closely monitoring developments between Japan and Korea.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:05PM

Chinese state-owned and party-run media are closely monitoring developments between Japan and Korea.

Morning Clicks, August 24
Opinion | First thing China, August 29

Party media today confirmed that Wang Guoqiang, a former party secretary in Liaoning province, did flee the country earlier this year with 200 million yuan, and released a few details regarding the situation.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:05PM

Party media today confirmed that Wang Guoqiang, a former party secretary in Liaoning province, did flee the country earlier this year with 200 million yuan, and released a few details regarding the situation.

First thing China, August 29
Opinion | First thing China, August 27

Guangzhou's deputy head of police is currently under investigation for "serious discipline violations", local media reported late Sunday night.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:05PM

Guangzhou's deputy head of police is currently under investigation for "serious discipline violations", local media reported late Sunday night.

First thing China, August 27
Opinion | First thing China, August 28

After months of speculation online, the Communist Party has acknowledged that one of its city-level party secretaries from northern China, rumoured to have fled the country with more than 200 million Hong Kong dollars, has been missing for quite some time.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:05PM

After months of speculation online, the Communist Party has acknowledged that one of its city-level party secretaries from northern China, rumoured to have fled the country with more than 200 million Hong Kong dollars, has been missing for quite some time.

First thing China, August 28
Morning Clicks | PLA peace offensive moves east after India success

The Chinese military's peace offensive this week continues now in several countries throughout Southeast Asia.

7 Sep 2012 - 8:26AM

The Chinese military's peace offensive this week continues now in several countries throughout Southeast Asia.

PLA peace offensive moves east after India success
Morning Clicks | Hillary Clinton welcomed with mouthpiece media offensive

Communist Party media display pure class as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton begins the second day of her visit.

5 Sep 2012 - 7:35AM

Communist Party media display pure class as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton begins the second day of her visit.

Hillary Clinton welcomed with mouthpiece media offensive
Opinion | Morning Clicks: Hillary Clinton in South Asia

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to Asia inspires new assertments of China's standing with its neighbours.

31 Aug 2012 - 12:44PM

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to Asia inspires new assertments of China's standing with its neighbours.

Morning Clicks: Hillary Clinton in South Asia
Morning Clicks | Xi drama grows sillier by the day

The world demands more of the Chinese government's Xi Jinping shenanigans.

12 Sep 2012 - 8:12AM

The world demands more of the Chinese government's Xi Jinping shenanigans.

Xi drama grows sillier by the day
Locustland | Propaganda players lost the plot a bit this week

Perhaps it's a sign that China's propaganda regime has grown too large when its different parts start fighting each other.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:12PM

Perhaps it's a sign that China's propaganda regime has grown too large when its different parts start fighting each other.

Propaganda players lost the plot a bit this week
Opinion | First thing China, August 30

A China Southern Airlines employee has accused a high-ranking military official in Guangzhou of assaulting her because she asked him to move his luggage out of the aisle.

31 Aug 2012 - 9:29AM

A China Southern Airlines employee has accused a high-ranking military official in Guangzhou of assaulting her because she asked him to move his luggage out of the aisle.

First thing China, August 30
Morning Clicks | Meet these two Dongguan factory workers

Now there's an iPhone 5, TED shows us the women who put the devices together.

13 Sep 2012 - 9:40AM

Now there's an iPhone 5, TED shows us the women who put the devices together.

Meet these two Dongguan factory workers
Morning Clicks | Little in hand following Clinton visit, China looks to Apec summit

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit concludes with no clear results, ahead of an Apec summit this weekend.

6 Sep 2012 - 10:13AM

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit concludes with no clear results, ahead of an Apec summit this weekend.

Little in hand following Clinton visit, China looks to Apec summit
Opinion | Morning Clicks: Vietnam claims South China Sea oil block, demands that bidding stop

The central government will invest a total of 400 billion yuan (HK$489.14bn) in healthcare by the end of China's 13th five-year plan (2016-2020).

11 Oct 2016 - 1:04PM

The central government will invest a total of 400 billion yuan (HK$489.14bn) in healthcare by the end of China's 13th five-year plan (2016-2020).

Morning Clicks: Vietnam claims South China Sea oil block, demands that bidding stop
Morning Clicks | Gamification of hatred in new 'Kill Japs' online game

Nationalism in multiplayer game mode

19 Sep 2012 - 8:08AM

Nationalism in multiplayer game mode

Gamification of hatred in new 'Kill Japs' online game
Locustland | Hu Jia goes on hunger strike to free himself from house arrest

His Wife Zeng recently relocated to Hong Kong

19 Sep 2012 - 8:57AM

His Wife Zeng recently relocated to Hong Kong

Hu Jia goes on hunger strike to free himself from house arrest
Locustland | Xi Jinping has been busy preparing to launch political reforms?

Xi Jinping's very close to shaking things up, according to one well-connected local news outlet.

12 Sep 2012 - 4:27PM

Xi Jinping's very close to shaking things up, according to one well-connected local news outlet.

Xi Jinping has been busy preparing to launch political reforms?
Should shoe-throwers be arrested?
Morning Clicks | Wang Lijun's sentence may be much lighter than you think

Will justice truly be served today?

24 Sep 2012 - 7:37AM

Will justice truly be served today?

Wang Lijun's sentence may be much lighter than you think
Morning Clicks | Huawei in the hot seat at US congressional hearing

Huawei gave responses to questions at a US congressional hearing yesterday.

14 Sep 2012 - 11:37AM

Huawei gave responses to questions at a US congressional hearing yesterday.

Huawei in the hot seat at US congressional hearing