Deadly arrogance of ‘The Grey Lady’

This scrapbook of links and images was compiled 5 January 2015. Foreign media China Daily: Deadly arrogance of ‘The Grey Lady’ Last November, when President Barack Obama talked with Chinese President Xi Jinping on building a new pattern of relationship between great powers during his visit to China for the APEC summit, the NYT rudely … more

China’s Crime Free Films

Film New York Times: China’s Crime Free Films Xinhua: Pulled TV drama replays after removing revealing images BEIJING, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) — A Chinese television drama that was pulled off the air for “technical reasons” after the characters were shown in revealing clothing is now back on TV showing only the actor’s heads. The drama, … more

Xi Jinping’s China wisdom

This list of links was compiled 29 December, 2014. Xi at the Helm Netease/ Beijing Times: 媒体梳理习近平的中国智慧:率真亲民 Media comb through Xi Jinping’s China wisdom: sincere and close to the people Internet and censorship Red Flag / Seeking Truth: 信息技术发展趋势与意识形态安 iFeng: 信息技术发展趋势与意识形态安全 Trouble coming for VPNs? Red Flag article says they are used by terrorists etc. … more

Ling Jihua goes down; anti-corruption 反腐 is word of the year

The links below were compiled 23 December 2014. Anti-corruption and language Netease: 令计划涉嫌严重违纪正接受组织调查(图) Tencent: 令计划涉嫌严重违纪 目前正接受组织调查 State media declare anti-corruption (反腐) the word of the year for 2014. Xinhua: “Anti-corruption” word of the year Former Beijing zoo chief sentenced to life imprisonment over graft China Focus: TV series details stories behind disciplinary violation cases China … more

Party discipline stricter than law

This scrapbook of links and artifacts was compiled 15 December 2014 Anti-corruption The People’s Daily has a chart illustrating the process for going after tigers, i.e. very senior corrupt officials : 图解:中央政治局委员级别“大老虎”的查处程序. Tencent News has details on the case of Liu Tienan, the fallen former Director of the National Energy Administration: 辩护律师:刘铁男后悔教子不严 将接受法庭判决. Xinhua English … more

Zhou Yongkang and Jacob Zuma

Compiled 6 December 2014 South African president Jacob Zuma in China From the South African press: Mail and Guardian / AFP • Zuma: China can free Africa from ‘colonial shackles’ South African President Jacob Zuma said on Friday that China’s growing influence in Africa would allow the continent to free itself from “colonial shackles” as … more

The military dream

Below is a scrapbook of links and artifacts compiled 5 December 2014. XI AT THE HELM The People’s Daily 习近平在出席全军装备工作会议时强调: 加快构建适应履行使命要求的装备体系, 为实现强军梦提供强大物质技术支撑 INTERNET ABC News: Kenya Arrests 77 Chinese in Internet Hacking Case China Media Project: A history of “internet diplomacy” Xinhua: 鲁炜邀美国大学生访华 施展“互联网外交”魅力 SOUTH AFRICA Xinhua: China, South Africa pledge financial, aviation cooperation, China, … more

Constitution Day

Constitution Day People’s Daily • 切实增强宪法意识 推动全面贯彻实施宪法 • Xi calls for strengthened awareness of Constitution BEIJING, Dec. 3– Ahead of Thursday’s inaugural Constitution Day, Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for more awareness of the Constitution, and better understanding of the role of law. Xi said in an instruction that the Constitution is the general … more

The smog of news

Below is a scrap book of links and artifacts compiled on 3 December 2014. Censorship, thought work, ideology The People’s Daily 人民日报人民论坛:用道德驱散“新闻雾霾” Xinhua • China punishes Internet firms for spreading porn • Seventh China U.S. Internet Industry Forum opens in Washington Lu Wei in attendance Caixin • 互联网上的“草根文人” • 国信办主任:中国互联网是开放的 Xi at the Helm Xinhua … more

China to send artists to live in grassroots communities

Below is a scrap book of links and artifacts compiled on 2 December 2014. Australia The Age • Matthew Ng transferred from China to Australia to serve out sentence Matthew Ng, the high-profile Australian entrepreneur whose controversial incarceration in China strained diplomatic ties, has won the right to serve out his sentence at home, in … more