I’ve been in the media recently, talking about train wrecks and the Internet, media and business in China and censorship

NPR’s On the Media: Whether you believe it or not, I believe it
Social media and the July 23 Wenzhou train crash (transcript here)

Australian ABC radio: Phillip Adams’ Travels in China
Land issues, business, the Internet and the Great Wall among other things – a long chat with Phillip Adams, recorded at Chenjiapu.

Australian ABC TV:
Social media in China and censorship: Interview with Jim Middleton
The London Riots and David Cameron’s absurd calls for clampdowns on social media (also here, scroll down to “Social media” and click on link). China tightens media control amid fury over response to train crash

Not long after the ABC TV appearance, this was posted to Sina’s Weibo by “Singapore Big Panda”:

In translation: I am watching Australia Network’s Newsline program about Chinese Internet censorship. This dude is very knowledgeable aboutChina’s Internet. He not only mentioned CCTV’s recent attacks on Weibo, but he also introduced to the whole world how the Chinese government censors the Internet and how Internet users get around the controls. He says most of the censorship is done by websites themselves to ensure their survival.

Nice to hear it: Sometimes speaking about China’s Internet in the foreign media gets me called names.

A monster traffic jam and the Great Wall

This is a CNN show about Beijing. In the second part of the video embedded below, my wife and I took the producers to our friends’ farm. We got stuck in a four hour traffic jam on there way there.

If the video above does not work, you should be able to watch it here. There’s also a little piece about the Chen’s farm on the CNNGO website.