Global Digital Times points us to a Southern Weekend editorial that praises a "bold" change in media policy in Yunnan. You won't be hearing about "people who don't know the truth" for a while. Requires proxy.
And for one more thing Yunnan-related, head over to NeochaEdge (the place to go to check out the results of some of the creative juices flowing in China), who profile Kunming's very cool Dangsters dance crew.
Shanghaiist is impressed at the submarines and helicopters Sichuan's farmers have been known to invent when they get bored of transplanting rice.
A very useful tip from Laowai Chinese on how to find out the gender of the stranger who just emailed, SMSed, or QQed you (or how to remember if that student on your attendance sheet is a boy or a girl)—Chinese-Tools' Chinese Name Gender Guesser. With a 95 percent accuracy rate, according to Laowai Chinese's test.
A collection of fascinating photos showing the incredibly detailed preparations for the military parades planned for Oct. 1st on China Smack (can it go one week without a mention?).
Hungry for more about China's military parades? In one of many great posts this week, the team at the China Beat point readers to a wealth of background reading and watching to help you prepare for the Zhang Yimou-choreographed celebrations in Beijing.
Cfensi examines the (old) news that one of the three sections of "Chengdu, I Love You"—which closed out the Venice Film Festival yesterday—will be developed into a full-length feature film, leaving the "Chengdu, I Love You" with only two parts. One of these parts, by the way, was shot at last May's Zebra Music Festival in Chengdu. (Requires proxy).
A long and scary article looking at China's surrogate-mothers black market. Well worth a read despite the Chinglish-infused translation.
An eChinacities blogger discusses American bloggers' uneasiness with a Chinese advertisement offering student discounts on abortions.
Danwei translates some of the content from a creepy video-game-inspired spoof of an internet-addiction clinic. (Requires proxy).
Fran likes surfing the China blogosphere, and every Sunday she shares her picks of the week with GoChengdoo readers.