The advance of the Internet Empire

Below is a scrapbook of links and artifacts compiled 20 – 21 November 2014 World Internet Conference WeChat account of 石扉客 • 帝国网路上的进击 (full text in ARCHIVE at bottom of this post) World Internet Conference website • A neat reply by Lu Wei: “Disagreements are a possibility; communication is the key” • 习近平发贺词 马凯作主旨演讲 (also … more

Kissing the koala

Australia China FTA and G20 Xinhua: 习近平在澳联邦议会演讲:携手追寻中澳发展梦想 并肩实现地区繁荣稳定 Likening China to “big guy” in crowd, Xi highlights peaceful development The People’s Daily: 习近平在澳大利亚联邦议会发表重要演讲 China News / Netease: 习近平几乎走遍澳大利亚所有州 幽默“要证书” BBC / Youtube: ‘China trade deal latest chapter in a long book’ Kevin Rudd interview with BBC The Guardian: Tony Abbott lauds Xi Jinping’s ‘commitment to … more

The reputation of 2nd Generation Reds and PLA song and dance troupes

Below is a scrapbook of links and artifacts compiled 17 November 2014. Australia – China trade / G20 Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: China-Australia Free Trade Agreement The reputation of 2nd Generation Reds and PLA song and dance troupes The Beijing News / China News: 胡乔木女儿:极少数红二代破坏革命后代形象 The Paper: 许其亮:坚决反对妖魔化军队文艺工作,军事文艺要凤凰涅槃 The People’s Daily: 这两年,改变中国的15个“热词” … more

Pacific dreaming

Below is a scrapbook of links and artifacts compiled 14 November 2014. Xi at the helm The People’s Daily: 习近平首次提出“亚太梦想” 习近平2014年“主场外交”4大亮点 1: “中国方案” “中国智慧” 献力实现亚太梦想 2: 新亚洲安全观 确定地区安全合作新框架 3: 四字理念 与邻为善 以邻为伴 “亲、诚、惠、容”盘活周边关系 4: “一带一路” 互联互通 区域一体化迈出坚实步伐 Foreign journalist visas The Global Times: 环球谈纽约时报记者在华签证问题:他们自知做了什么 New York Times should also seek answers from within The New … more

The new chief architect of reform

Below is a scrapbook of links and artifacts compiled 13 November 2014. APEC The People’s Daily (originally published on WeChat app): 新设计师习近平 “走一条好路”,“走一条新路”,“干出新的事业”,规划中国改革开放的新航程,让改革走出僵局与困境,需要一个新的设计师。习近平已经站在了这个位置上。他的勇气、担当、实干苦干的精神,让他作为全面深化改革“顶层设计师”的形象日益清晰。 习近平:希望并相信APEC蓝能够保持下去 Xinhua: China marks six priorities for new-type of major-country relations with US President Xi advocates new type of military relations with U.S. Beijing welcomes more “free riders” with its sustained growth … more

Tony Abbott in silk

Below is a scrapbook of links and artifacts compiled 12 November 2014. APEC The New York Times: U.S. and China Reach Deal on Climate Change in Secret Talks Xinhua: 习近平夫妇迎候APEC欢迎晚宴嘉宾 Photos of world leaders with Xi Jinping ang Peng Liyuan (image source), 习近平同美国总统奥巴马开始举行会谈 Global Times: Full text: Statement on the 25th anniversary of APEC Ecommerce … more

The Asia-Pacific Dream

Below is a scrapbook of links and artifacts compiled 10 November 2014. China – Japan thaw People’s Daily: China-Japan easing a welcome surprise The New York Times: China and Japan, in Sign of a Thaw, Agree to Disagree on a Disputed Island Group Xinhua: Commentary: An encouraging breakthrough in China-Japan rapprochement; The only link on … more

Peng Liyuan’s song in space, Xi Jinping promotes new Silk Road

Below is a scrapbook of links and artifacts compiled on 6 November 2014. The New Silk Road Xinhua: China to speed up construction of new Silk Road: Xi, 习近平:欢迎阿方参与丝绸之路经济带建设 习近平强调,中方即将承办伊斯坦布尔进程第四次外长会,中方支持阿富汗融入地区合作,欢迎阿方积极参与丝绸之路经济带建设。 A Xinhua special feature on Xi Jinping’s idea of a new Silk Road, including the map above. 习近平:加快推进丝绸之路经济带和21世纪海上丝绸之路建设 CCTV: 习近平主持召开中央财经领导小组第八次会议强调 加快推进丝绸之路经济带和21世纪海上丝绸之路建设 Xi at the Helm … more

Talking about my constitution

Below is a scrapbook of links and notes compiled on 3 November 2014. Constitution and rule of law 法治 Reuters Chinese filmmaker to stand trial for constitution documentary A filmmaker who made a documentary on China’s constitutional governance will stand trial on charges of “illegal business activity”, raising questions about Beijing’s promise to uphold the … more

Shared Destiny and APEC

Shared Destiny People’s Daily: Chinese FM: China, Asia-Pacific become community of shared destiny China and the Asia-Pacific region have become a community of shared destiny, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in Beijing Wednesday. Xinhua: 王毅:让北京APEC在亚太区域合作和全球经济发展中留下印记 [Foreign Minister] Wang Yi: Let the Beijing APEC summit leave a deep imprint on Asia Pacific cooperation and global … more