Xi Jinping commemorates the 77th anniversary of 7•7 Marco Polo Bridge Incident

July 7 — Today the front pages of all national state media, the hone pages of Xinhua, the People’s Daily website and the news pages of commercial web portals all feature a speech by Xi Jinping commemorating the 77th anniversary of the official date of the start of the Chinese people’s war of resistance against … more

Israeli analyst: 1,000 Chinese jihadists training in Pakistan

From the Jerusalem Post: Some 1,000 Chinese jihadists are receiving military training at a base in Pakistan, as an indeterminate number of Chinese nationals are already fighting inside Syria, Jacques Neriah told a top-flight delegation from China visiting the country. Links and sources: Netease: 以色列称约1000名中国极端分子在巴基斯坦受训 The Jerusalem Post: JCPA analyst: 1,000 Chinese jihadists training in … more

Li Keqiang’s “461 framework” for the China-Africa strategic partnership

From May 4 to 11, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited the African continent, paying official visits to Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola and Kenya. Li’s first official visit to Africa comes 50 years after another landmark visit to Africa by a Chinese premier, Zhou Enlai, in 1963-1964. On May 5, Li delivered a speech in Addis Ababa … more

Xi Jinping hopes Malaysia will quickly find missing plane MH370

June 25 — Articles about Xi Jinping meeting Malaysian Speaker of the House of Representatives Pandikar Amin Mulia is the top story on Baidu News, Netease News, and the People Daily newspaper and website,and the second headline on Xinhua’s Chinese home page. Links and sources Baidu News: 习近平会见马来西亚国会下议院议长 Netease News: 习近平:希望马方尽快找到MH370下落 People’s Daily: 习近平会见马来西亚国会下议院议长 Xinhua: … more

Global Times: “Ludicrous to let online poll decide Hong Kong fate”

UPDATE (2014-06-24): HK SAR Chief Executive CY Leung 梁振英 contested the Global Times‘ characterization of the poll, saying that the Hong Kong and Chinese people should not be placed in opposition, financial news outlet Caihua reported on Tuesday June 24. Before a meeting of the Executive Council, Leung said that regardless of the turnout for the poll … more