Nine poets including Peking University professor Fan Zeng write laudatory verses for Xi Jinping to celebrate his arts and culture speech

Below is a scrapbook of links and artefacts retrieved 289 October 2014. Fourth Plenum documents and reports China Copyright and Media CCP Central Committee Decision concerning Some Major Questions in Comprehensively Moving Governing the Country According to the law (translation and original Chinese text 中共中央关于全面推进依法治国若干重大问题的决定) Xinhua 18句话看依法治国依宪治国 Eighteen sentences to look at ruling the country … more

Creating a disturbance under rule of law

Below is a scrapbook of links retrieved on 26 October 2014. Writer Tie Liu 铁流 charged with creating a disturbance The New York Times: Beijing Formally Charges Writer Who Published Memoirs of Victims of Mao Era The police in Beijing have formally charged an 81-year-old writer, Tie Liu [real name Huang Zerong 黄泽荣], for privately … more

Hong Kong: stars face boycott over support for protests

Below is a list of links retrieved on 25 October 2014. Blogger Zhou Xiaoping China Digital Times: Drawing the News: Xi Jinping and Zhou Xiaoping In Rebel Pepper’s cartoon, an imperial guard presents Fang Zhouzi to Xi Jinping, snuggled in bed with his concubine, Zhou Xiaoping. “What do you say, my darling?” Xi asks Zhou. … more

Xi Jinping’s umbrella, Ebola, and Occupy

This post is a list of comments and links to articles and materials retrieved on 24 October 2014. China Copyright and Media: Official Central Committee Communiqué on 4th Plenum Xinhua: 授权发布:中国共产党第十八届中央委员会 – 第四次全体会议公报, Highlights of communique of 4th plenary session of CPC Central Committee, Party’s leadership “most fundamental guarantee” for rule of law in China: … more

China Story Dossier: October 13 to 22

This is a list of links to articles and materials of note about China from 13 to 22 October 13, 2014. 22 October Feichangdao blog: Baidu, Qihoo, Sina, and Tencent Silence Fang Zhouzi After He Criticizes Zhou Xiaoping – Blogger Praised by China’s President 21 October Duowei News: 中共党媒谈周小平:大狗叫,也得让小狗叫 Foreign Policy: Is This the New … more

China Story Yearbook Dossier January – October 2014

Below is a scrap book of links and artifacts compiled between January and October 2014. 10 October 2014 The Financial Times China steps up support for fight against Ebola The People’s Daily 习近平首次对党内高层干部落马公开表态:很痛心 Xi Jinping publicly expresses his feelings for senior Party members who have fallen in the anti-corruption campaign: he is very pained. 9 … more

Scores dead in Jiangsu factory explosion

On 2 August, an explosion in a Taiwanese-owned enterprise metal products factory in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, left at least 75 people dead and 185 others injured. The Zhongrong Metal Products Company (中荣金属制品有限公司) plant’s core business is electroplating aluminum alloy wheel hubs for clients including US carmakers like General Motors, among others, according to its website. … more

Xi all over Latin America

21 July 2014 — Newspaper front pages and website top headlines feature a variety of different stories, although as per recent custom, all except Tencent’s QQ News feature Xi Jinping as the main item: Xinhua reports on Xi Jinping getting a Venezualean ‘Liberator’ award while the People Daily headlines with China and Venezela agreeing to … more

Banks and Internet sovereignty at the BRICS meeting in Brazil

Xi Jinping missed the World Cup during his visit last week to Brazil, but attended a meeting of the BRICS countries, the grouping of Brazil, Russia, India and China, joined in 2013 by South Africa. Although named after a concept made up by a Goldman Sachs analyst, the Chinese government has enthusiatically embraced the concept … more

Xi at BRICS meeting in Brazil, has phone call with Obama, meets Putin and Modi

July 15 — Today’s front pages and news portals are of course again dominated by Xi Jinping. Xi is in Brazil for the BRICS Summit: From Xinhua: FORTALEZA, Brazil, July 14 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here on Monday for a summit of the BRICS countries. The sixth summit of the BRICS, which … more