‘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

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

‘If China is to be strong, her agricultural sector needs to be strong’

This scrapbook of links and digital ephemera was compiled on 2 February 2015. Xi at the Helm People’s Daily: 中国要强,农业必须强(政策解读·关注一号文件①) If China is to be strong, her agricultural sector needs to be strong (explaining the policies in Document No. 1) Netease: “加强转基因科普”首次写入中央一号文件 New York Times: Q. and A.: Roderick MacFarquhar on Xi Jinping’s High-Risk Campaign … more

The state fights back against Internet companies

This scrapbook of links and digital ephemera was compiled on 31 January 2015. The state fights back against Internet companies Xinhua: Is China in an age of Internet oligopoly? 新华全媒头条:互联网寡头时代到来? The Chinese link above was the top headline on Xinhua’s Chinese website on 31 January leads top an extensive, multi-part news feature. Interestingly, the English … more

Minister of Education: absolutely no teaching materials that spread Western values to enter the classroom

This scrapbook of links was compiled 30 January 2014. Censorship and ideology Beijing Times: 高校教师须守好三条底线 — 决不许教师在课堂发牢骚 Minister of Education says absolutely cannot tolerate teaching materials that spread Western values entering the classroom. 据新华社电教育部部长袁贵仁昨天在教育部学习贯彻《关于进一步加强和改进新形势下高校宣传思想工作的意见》精神座谈会上表示,高校教师必须守好政治底线、法律底线、道德底线。 袁贵仁指出,《意见》的贯彻落实要加强高校意识形态阵地管理,特别是加强教材建设和课堂讲坛管理。加强对西方原版教材的使用管理,绝不能让传播西方价值观念的教材进入我们的课堂;决不允许各种攻击诽谤党的领导、抹黑社会主义的言论在大学课堂出现;决不允许各种违反宪法和法律的言论在大学课堂蔓延;决不允许教师在课堂上发牢骚、泄怨气,把各种不良情绪传导给学生。 Washington Post: Is this North Korea? Chinese netizens squirm as party tightens grip on Internet New York Times: China Clamps … more

Xi Jinping’s achievements in 2014

This scrapbook of links was compiled 28 January 2015 Xi at the Helm People’s Daily:【时局】赶考2014 ,习近平的成绩单 九万里风鹏正举(全面深化改革一年来)——以习近平同志为总书记的党中央深改元年工作述评 People’s Daily via Consensus Net: 中国今年为何大阅兵? Property New York Times: Q. and A.: Luigi Tomba on Privatized Housing and Political Legitimacy in China Sinica podcast: Inside the property revolution with Luigi Tomba Internet Global Times via Sina 媒体:防火墙造就了中国互联网发展 … more

The highspeed railway kingdom

This scrapbook of links was compiled 27 January 2015 Pollution Canberra Times: Chinese paying high prices for foreign rice after contamination fears First it was European infant formula, then New Zealand milk. Now Chinese consumers are adding Japanese rice to the list of everyday foods they will bring in from abroad at luxury-good prices because … more

“One billion harmful, erotic posts deleted”

This scrapbook of links was compiled 20 January, 2015. Internet and media censorship Xinhua: One billion harmful, erotic posts deleted in year-long Internet cleanup Asia Society: Interview: Chinese News Assistants React to Arrest of Colleague Zhang Miao Foreign affairs Xinhua: Commentary: U.S. should listen to DPRK’s peace appeal Xi eyes more enabling int’l environment for … more

Xi in oil

This scrapbook of links was compiled on 15 January 2015 Xi at the Helm People’s Daily: 如何跟上习近平新闻理念 Haiwainet.cn 习近平:一些干部为仕途搞匿名诬告制造谣言 Consensus Net: 萧功秦:习近平新政两周年的回顾与展望 Full text archived at bottom of post Internet, media, censorship, and intimidation Legal Daily: 2015年中国“扫黄打非”将以互联网为主战场 Xinhua: 中央网信办的2014年:互联网治理革新者和“建筑师” 国家网信办:50家违法违规网站及公众账号被依法关闭 Global Times: Prophet on ‘Charlie’ cover Commentary: Against abusing free speech as against abridging it … more