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

Beijing smog makes city unliveable, says mayor

This scrapbook of links was compiled 29 January 2015 Pollution The Guardian: Beijing smog makes city unliveable, says mayor People’s Daily: 北京市长王安顺:宜居之都是我们的目标 Zhou Youguang The Nanfang: “God Forgot About Me”: Father of Pinyin Turns 109 Xinhua: 周有光迎110岁大寿 解玺璋赞其“勇者不惧” Censorship and dissent Wall Street Journal: Criminal Speech? The Weibo Posts That Could Send Chinese Lawyer Pu … 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

“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

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

“One billion harmful, erotic posts deleted”

This scrapbook of links was compiled 20 January, 2015. Internet and media censorship Xinhua: One billion harmful, erotic posts deleted in year-long Internet cleanup Asia Society: Interview: Chinese News Assistants React to Arrest of Colleague Zhang Miao Foreign affairs Xinhua: Commentary: U.S. should listen to DPRK’s peace appeal Xi eyes more enabling int’l environment for … more

General Secretary Xi Jinping tells you how the anti-corruption fight will go in 2015

Xi at the helm, anti-corruption People’s Daily: 【图解】习近平总书记告诉你2015反腐败斗争怎么搞 (infographic reproduced below) New York Times: In China’s Antigraft Campaign, Small Victories and Bigger Doubts Financial Times: Chinese spymaster Ma Jian detained in corruption purge Xinhua: 国家安全部副部长马建接受组织调查 Full text of article: 新华网北京1月16日电 记者从中央纪委获悉,国家安全部副部长、党委委员马建涉嫌严重违纪违法,目前正接受组织调查。

Xi in oil

This scrapbook of links was compiled on 15 January 2015 Xi at the Helm People’s Daily: 如何跟上习近平新闻理念 Haiwainet.cn 习近平:一些干部为仕途搞匿名诬告制造谣言 Consensus Net: 萧功秦:习近平新政两周年的回顾与展望 Full text archived at bottom of post Internet, media, censorship, and intimidation Legal Daily: 2015年中国“扫黄打非”将以互联网为主战场 Xinhua: 中央网信办的2014年:互联网治理革新者和“建筑师” 国家网信办:50家违法违规网站及公众账号被依法关闭 Global Times: Prophet on ‘Charlie’ cover Commentary: Against abusing free speech as against abridging it … more

Healthy, quality online literature

Propaganda, Internet, info control Sina: 蒋建国任职湖南期间湖南卫视快速发展 A review of current State Council Information Office director Jiang Jianguo’s time as propaganda chief of Hunan, when Hunan Satellite TV’s commercial savvy and fresh programming style made it a major national player. China Publish: 引导网络文学驶入健康发展“快车道” Xinhua:China to foster “healthy, quality” online literature China will foster online literature sites … more

Petroleum Gang, Shanxi Gang, Secretary Gang

This scrapbook of links and images was compiled 6 January 2015. Anti-corruption People’s Daily: 媒体点名“三大帮派”代表人物 去年12月29日,中共中央政治局召开会议指出:“把党的纪律建设摆在更加突出的位置,强化纪律刚性约束,严明政治纪律和政治规矩,党内决不容忍搞团团伙伙、结党营私、拉帮结派。”昨天,新华社刊发文章指出,近年来落马的一些“大老虎”背后,多有一帮官员与之有着千丝万缕的利益勾连,形成一个个或明或暗,或松散或紧密的“帮派”“团伙”,并首次公开给这些团伙命名为“石油帮”、“秘书帮”、“山西帮”。 Internet Global Times: 社评:脸谱封中国异见人士的号,有意思 Editorial on Facebook’s suspension of Liao Yiwu’s account, full text archived at bottom of this posting. Economy and business Caixin: 李克强:对微众银行充满期待 Li Keqiang launches the first loan by Tencent’s WeBank, China’s first online only bank. … more