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

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

The state fights back against Internet companies

This scrapbook of links and digital ephemera was compiled on 31 January 2015. The state fights back against Internet companies Xinhua: Is China in an age of Internet oligopoly? 新华全媒头条:互联网寡头时代到来? The Chinese link above was the top headline on Xinhua’s Chinese website on 31 January leads top an extensive, multi-part news feature. Interestingly, the English … more