Xi sends telegraph on Lee Kuan Yew’s death

Lee Kuan Yew Foreign Policy: Was Lee Kuan Yew an Inspiration or a Race Traitor? Chinese Can’t Agree Xinhua: 习近平主席就李光耀逝世向新加坡总统陈庆炎致唁电 Censorship, ideology, and Internet sovereignty Reuters: Reuters websites become inaccessible in China QS Theory: 维护移动网络时代国家意识形态安全 Reuters: EU joins U.S. to try to stop China’s new technology rules Xi at the Helm Tencent: 新加坡学者:中国现在需要强势的习近平 Relics People’s … more

Productivity versus pollution

Pollution Subways That’s Mags: Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou: This is what your subway networks will look like in 2020 Asian Infrastructure Development Bank Council on Foreign Relations: The AIIB Debacle: What Washington Should Do Now People’s Daily WeChat account: 习大大倡议的亚投行,为何令美国惴惴不安? Wildlife New York Times: Conservationists Denounce Chinese Show Where Celebrities and Wildlife Share Stage Anti-corruption … more

Governer of Tibet: Dalai Lama ‘profanes’ Buddhism by doubting his reincarnation

The department of holding up half the sky Tibet Reuters: China says Dalai Lama ‘profanes’ Buddhism by doubting his reincarnation David Shambaugh Global Times: 沈大伟突喊“中国崩溃”为哪般 The Northeast Xinhua: 习近平的两会时间(八): 东北振兴怎么办? Human rights and activists AFP: Chinese cyber-dissident takes farmers’ land fight online He spent years in jail for running one of China’s few websites dedicated … more

The NPC and smog

Pollution New York Times: China Blocks Web Access to ‘Under the Dome’ Documentary on Pollution Canberra Times: Chen Jining, China’s environment minister, ignores pollution documentary The Party Wall Street Journal: The Coming Chinese Crack-Up By David Shambaugh The endgame of communist rule in China has begun, and Xi Jinping’s ruthless measures are only bringing the … more

National People’s Congress 两会 2015

National People’s Congress 两会 Reuters: China’s National People’s Congress annual session Following are highlights from Premier Li Keqiang’s prepared speech to be delivered at the start of the meeting, as well as highlights from reports from the Ministry of Finance and the National Development and Reform Commission. WORK REPORT FROM PREMIER LI KEQIANG ECONOMY – … more

Chai Jing’s anti-pollution documentary

Chai Jing’s anti-pollution documentary New York Times: Documentary on Air Pollution Grips China Canberra Times: Anchor’s pollution documentary “Under the Dome” goes viral in an anxious 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 Chai Jing’s documentary Xi at the Helm New York Times: Xi Jinping’s ‘Four Comprehensives’ Give Shape to a … more

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

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

‘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