May 9, 2006

Day 77: Comprehending “the power of this network”

Filed under: Nina's blog — Rebecca MacKinnon @ 2:21 pm

On May 9th Hao’s sister Nina Wu encountered problems accessing her MSN Spaces blog. Chinese bloggers believe it has to do with the fact that MSN has switched its login system to an interface that it blocked in China (more on that later). Meanwhile, Nina writers: What else is happening?:

I am a citizen who is insensitive toward politics. Today I could not access my blog as I normally do, and I rushed to the newspaper to see if there is anything wrong. The Regulation on Enlisted Company in Stock Market was endorsed today and the market is on a rise, which is certainly none of my business. I further take a close review of the headlines: Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing attends the Six Party Talk on the Iraninan Nuclear Issue; and Vatician City issued a statement concerning the appointment of two bishops in China, in which the spokesman of China’s Foreign Ministry express the regret of Chinese government. And are these the reasons that lead to problem of bad connection to my email and blog?

After returning to Shanghai, I’ve also sent some emails to Hao’s friends in middle school, with no feedback received. I just hope that Hao’s incident won’t bewilder and puzzle people involved. Some of the netizens’ replies really comfort us, and I traced back to their blogs to read some related posts. Some blogs by the so-called “80s” generation make me realize that our new generation has not been overcome and occupied by mere material desire. Despite my joy I also worry about them. You won’t know the existence of the underlying rules of the game until you get in trouble with it. Then you will comprehend the power of this network. It’s valuable to live as thinking person, but you should learn to protect yourself before you are able to change the rules of the game. If people like Hao disappear one after another, the prospect of our lives will be with much less bright and many more families will experience pain.

I wish that all families can be joyful and every one can walk in the sunshine!

P.S. If you have sent an email to me and not yet received any reply, I maybe haven’t received it, or your mail is just on the winding road of delivery.

16 Comments »

  1. To be honest, things said by western reach-outs in China are false to the degree of absurdity.

    Why do you not grant the “sister” the FREEDOM to use Chinese?

    Anyone who speaks Chinese would be suspicious of the practice of this site.

    False accusations of China fall apart really quick if we are allowed to speak Chinese. Let the “sister” post here with me in Chinese. We shall see truth soon.

    My request should be constructive to your cause.

    Comment by jessica copeland — May 9, 2006 @ 4:07 pm

  2. “Jessica”
    On the right side of this page is a link: Nina Wu’s Chinese blog. Her blog is written in Chinese, and English translations appear here for those who cannot read the originals. You’re free to try to communicate with her in any language you like, here or on her Chinese blog.

    But her brother has been inexplicably missing for 77 days! Can you fathom the feelings of a fellow human being in this predicament? If not, perhaps you can imagine how you would feel if one of your family members suddenly disappeared. Despite having suffered through weeks of your paranoiac, racist and supremely selfish ranting, I hold out hope that you have some concept of the world outside of your own manias and can still feel empathy for another human. So far, the evidence is not on my side.

    Comment by Reasoning with the troll... — May 10, 2006 @ 12:14 am

  3. 我在此恭候吴娜。

    假作真时真亦假,真作假时假还真。

    Comment by jessica copeland — May 10, 2006 @ 3:26 pm

  4. Jessica,
    If you want to read or write in Chinese, here is the link:
    http://spaces.msn.com/wuhaofamily/

    Everyone has been so polite to you here, especially Nina. I admire her composure and kindness toward people like you.

    Without Nina’s tolerance and patience, I want to tell you that I find you completely pathetic. And I am sure many friends here would agree with me.

    Comment by s — May 10, 2006 @ 10:35 pm

  5. s,

    What makes you think that without any basic Chinese language skill, you are able to understand and solve Chinese problem?

    It is because of your faith? Is it because of your stubbornness? Is it because of your blindness?

    Do you not see Iraq? Is that a success for religious robots like you?

    Yeah, Jesus will win because he is Ghod. This is a table because it is a table.

    I want to tell you that I find you a complete bigot. And I am sure many friends here would agree with me.

    Comment by jessica copeland — May 10, 2006 @ 10:43 pm

  6. Huh? Jessica, are you on medicines? If not, you might want to go see a doctor.
    All of your assumptions of me or the others arise from nowhere. And your sentences clearly do not make sense.

    I thought you were pathetic. But now I sincerely apologize. I only wish you recover soon and stay well in the future.

    I’m here to support Nina and wish the best for Hao. I will no longer divert from that theme and try to reason with the unreasonble.

    Comment by s — May 10, 2006 @ 11:11 pm

  7. Jessica,

    I have no clue why you make so many noises here? May I suggest you setup your own blog, and dump whatever you like to dump there?

    Leave this piece of land cleaner please.

    Thanks

    Comment by CannotKeepMouthShut — May 11, 2006 @ 9:01 am

  8. Why are you so eager to talk to me? Do you have any information of my brother? I am not in mood to answer your any irrelevent question. I just care about my brother.

    Comment by wu na — May 11, 2006 @ 3:31 pm

  9. Powerful Symbol of Western Freedom … … Ban Movie

    Do you westerners still see the Pope as a powerful symbol of freedom and democracy? Even after the authoritarian behavior of banning the movie, and hiring hundreds of Christian puppets to write propaganda books against the movie. As I have said many times before, the Christianity way of life is authoritarian to the core. Followers are living in hate, fear and ignorance. “Wu Na” should be allowed to speak Chinese here. She should not be hijacked as hostage by western aggression and propaganda.

    Comment by jessica copeland — May 11, 2006 @ 3:49 pm

  10. Jessica,

    Why are you so eager to talk to me? Do you have any information of my brother? I am not in mood to answer your any irrelevent question. I just care about my brother.

    I will appreciate your consideration if you stop dumping all unnecessory stuffs here.

    Nina

    Comment by wu na — May 11, 2006 @ 4:43 pm

  11. Other Lisa,

    I don’t want to talk to you. I want the probably fabricated Wu Na to chat with me in Chinese.

    假作真时真亦假,真作假时假还真。

    Comment by jessica copeland — May 11, 2006 @ 5:43 pm

  12. Nina,
    I’m just re-posting this again from:
    http://www.pekingduck.org/archives/003574.php

    Please ignore this ‘jessica’ person. He/She/It does not deserve your attention.

    最大的轻蔑是连眼珠都不转一下. — 鲁迅.

    ——————————————————
    “Jessica Copeland” is the troll “Really” who plagued a range of China blogs about six months ago. The tipoff is the spelling “Ghod” as well as the general ranting style.

    Despite the Chinese nationalist outrage, when last we checked, “Really”/Jessica/Whoever was at a SUNY Institute of Technology in Utica, New York, enjoying the freedoms and opportunities offered by the US of A. He/she/it ran a blog at uvgarden.blogspot.com for some time, which will give you a general idea of his/her/its point of view (not updated since last September). Do approach it with a sense of humor.

    I am generally for a open forum in blog comments, but in this case I highly suggest banning. I hesitate to pay any complement, but Really/Jessica is a superb provocateur who will hijack your comment threads and ensure that they are about anything and everthing *other* than Hao Wu.

    Comment by s — May 11, 2006 @ 7:35 pm

  13. Powerful Symbol of Western Freedom … … Ban Movie

    Do you westerners harassing China still see the Pope as a powerful symbol of freedom and democracy? Even after the authoritarian behavior of banning the movie, and hiring hundreds of Christian puppets to write propaganda books against the movie. As I have said many times before, the Christianity way of life is authoritarian to the core. Followers are living in hate, fear and ignorance. “Wu Na” should be allowed to speak Chinese here. She should not be hijacked as hostage by western aggression and propaganda.

    Comment by jessica copeland — May 11, 2006 @ 8:39 pm

  14. I will ask Wu Na whether she wants “Jessica Copeland” banned or not. This blog is supposed to be about and for her brother Hao. She gets to decide.

    Comment by Rebecca MacKinnon — May 12, 2006 @ 3:48 am

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