‘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

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

‘Chinese President Xi’s book on governance captivates Cambodian readers’

This scrapbook of links and digital ephemera was compiled on 3 February 2015. Xi at the Helm Xinhua: Chinese President Xi’s book on governance captivates Cambodian readers, 《习近平谈治国理政》推介研讨会在柬埔寨举行 Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Cabinet Minister Sok An shows the book “Xi Jinping: The Governance of China” in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Feb. 2, 2015. Hundreds of … 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

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

“Great Firewall has been upgraded for cyberspace sovereignty: source”

This scrapbook of links was compiled 26 January 2015 Pollution New York Times: Film Highlights Air Pollution’s Broad Reach Censorship, ideology, Internet sovereignty Global Times: Foreign VPN service unavailable in China Cyber security analysts on Thursday defended China’s Internet management after an overseas VPN (virtual private network) company on Wednesday announced some of its users … more

Li Keqiang, Davos Man

Snowden and Internet security New York Times: Among Snowden Leaks, Details of Chinese Cyberespionage Ideology and censorship Xinhua: 中共中央办公厅、国务院办公厅印发《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》 Business and banking Caixin: China Boots Up an Internet Banking Industry Australian Spectator: Green light flashes for foreign investment in China

China to instill national characteristics in think tanks

This scrapbook of links was compiled 21 January 2015. Ideology and censorship People’s Daily: China to instill national characteristics in think tanks, 中办国办印发意见:到2020年重点建设一批高端智库 China issued a detailed guideline for a “new type [of] think tank with Chinese characteristics” to support development and strengthen soft power. The guideline, which was jointly issued by the General Office … more