The China Story Dossier is a frequently updated archive of texts, links, news summaries and miscellanea connected to the China Story.

Chai Jing’s anti-pollution documentary

Chai Jing’s anti-pollution documentary New York Times: Documentary on Air Pollution Grips China QQ: 柴静自费百万拍雾霾纪录片 初衷因女儿未出世患肿瘤 Video: 穹顶之下 People’s Daily: Special feature on Cahi Jing’s documentary Xi at the Helm New York Times: Xi Jinping’s ‘Four Comprehensives’ Give Shape to a Crowded Agenda Guancha.cn: 郑永年:中国十大可能的“颠覆性错误” Xinhua: Animated Xi Jinping again a hit online Three online … more

‘My motherland, my brothers and sisters, I give my heart to you’

From Netease: 习近平画像成广西农村畅销年画

This scrapbook of links was compiled 20 February 2015 Xi at the Helm Wall Street Journal: Xi Jinping the Star in China’s Lunar New Year TV Gala Excerpt: The most overt message, however, was delivered roughly three hours into the program with a soaring political love song titled “I Give My Heart To You,” illustrated … more

Going back to Shanxi

This scrapbook of links was compiled 19 February 2015 Cinema DW: Film director Jiang Wen: ‘China today is beyond parody’ Xi at the Helm Xinhua: 习近平回梁家河村看望父老乡亲 First Post: Xi Jinping’s Harvard-educated daughter Xi Mingze makes first public appearance Xinhua: 习近平手持“三阳开泰”剪纸向全国人民拜年 Consensus Net: 习总说了,北京不迁都,但要迁很多东西 Foreign affairs CSIS: Thoughts from the Chairman: How to Pragmatically Respond to … more

‘Be a civilized tourist abroad and an ambassador for the motherland’

This scrapbook of links was compiled 13 February 2015 Civilised tourism Xinhua: “文明出境游 为祖国代言” Pollution Xinhua: 一个鞭炮能让10立方米内PM2.5爆表  Who is Chinese? The New York Times: Being Chinese in Singapore Hostile foreign forces Seeking Truth: 玷污中国反腐如蚍蜉撼树 China Media Project: The buzzing flies of the West The following piece, published on Monday this week on the website of … more

State Council Internet Office Spirit

12 February 2015 A WeChat account called CyberView (网界观察) today posted a few photos showing people working overtime at State Council Internet Office, together with a video of a choral performance of the song State Council Internet Office Spirit, perhaps better titled ‘Anthem of Censorship’. The WeChat posting was soon deleted, although the video of … more

‘China will not pave paradise to put up parking lots’

This scrapbook of links was compiled 12 February 2015 Xi at the Helm Consensus Net: 许耀桐:习式政治新常态六大鲜明特征 People’s Daily: 习近平同美国总统奥巴马通电话 Xinhua: 习近平9月对美国事访问 促新型大国关系更进一步 Spotlight: Xi to pay first state visit to U.S. Global Times: 习近平将首对美国事访问 提前7个月公布打破常规 Xinhua: China will not pave paradise to put up parking lots Urbanization, President Xi Jinping declared on Tuesday, must not … more

‘Praise for General Secretary Xi Jinping’s reforms from all walks of life’

This scrapbook of links and digital ephemera was compiled on 6 February 2015. Xi at the Helm Xinhua: 各界盛赞以习近平同志为总书记的党中央推进改革 ‘Praise for General Secretary Xi Jinping’s reforms from all walks of life’ published with the infographic at left.) 这两年,习近平带火的12个热词 ‘The twelve hot words of Xi Jinping from the last two years.’ The twelve words are: 1. … more

Xi Jinping issues important instructions on the Taiwan Fuxing airplane crash

This scrapbook of links and digital ephemera was compiled on 5 February 2015. Xi at the Helm Xinhua and People’s Daily top headlines: 习近平对台湾复兴航空坠机事故作出重要指示 Xi Jinping issues important instructions on the Taiwan Fuxing airplane crash English version: Xi orders assistance after TransAsia plane crash Ideology, censorship and Internet controls People’s Daily / CPC News: 韩喜平:学术自由并不等于“任性” … more

Spring Festival labor exodus begins

This scrapbook of links and digital ephemera was compiled on 4 February 2015. Spring Festival China Daily: Spring Festival’s labor exodus begins Censorship, ideology, Internet controls China Media Project: Censors, show your swords! Beijing Daily: 意识形态领域阵地决不能丢 People’s Daily / Xinhua: 领导干部关键时刻要敢于“亮剑” Xinhua: 国家网信办发布新规 重拳整治账号乱象 国家网信办:依法关闭133个传播歪曲党史国史信息公众账号 互联网用户账号名称管理规定 (English translation at China Copyright & Media) “Obama”, “Putin” banned … more