Dreams of White Tiles . . .



Filed under: Uncategorized — Roddy @ 8:07 pm

Newsinchinese.com originally started up almost exactly a year ago. I’d surf through Chinese news sites, and if I saw an interesting story post an English summary and a link. It was a great idea, and like many of my great ideas it died when I just sort of lost interest.

NewsinChinese.com is now, however, relaunched. In cooperation with Adsotrans.com it now provides huge quantities of Chinese news, annotated with English and pinyin, and giant-sized characters so you don’t have to strain your eyes figuring out how to write it.

I think it’s a pretty impressive site – all the more so when you consider that if you discount the (not-inconsiderable) amount of time to get it set up, it was free to do – from the WordPress blog software and plugins, to the javascript from DynamicDrive.com.

One of the beauties of it though, is that now it’s up and running it’s entirely automatic – which means even if I lose interest in it, it’ll keep on updating every 10 minutes.

Also, stay tuned for a couple more sites of general China interest which should be ready in the next few weeks.


  1. Well done. It is good for learning pinyin and English too.

    Comment by skylee — 3/15/2005 @ 7:35 am

  2. A pretty brilliant concept. So what’s the next step for NewsinChinese. Full articles?

    Comment by Gemme — 3/18/2005 @ 9:56 pm

  3. Click the ‘Full’ Link and the entire article will be annotated and entered onto the site.

    Next step will probably be addition of other news sources than the prolific, but not fascinating, Xinhua.

    Comment by Roddy — 3/18/2005 @ 10:15 pm

  4. Great site.

    Comment by shulan — 3/19/2005 @ 4:14 pm

  5. Freakin’ awesome. Really! I love it!

    Comment by Harvey — 4/3/2005 @ 10:04 am

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