A map of adulterous officials

Below is a scrap book of links and artifacts compiled on 1 December 2014. Anti-corruption Caixin Another Brother in Prominent Shanxi Family Is Target of Graft Investigation Four months after an investigation into Ling Zhengce, the former vice chairman of the political consultative conference in the northern province of Shanxi, was announced by the Communist … more

Draft domestic violence law

Below is a scrapbook of links and artifacts compiled on 27 November 2014. Domestic violence Website of the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council • 国务院法制办公室关于《中华人民共和国反家庭暴力法(征求意见稿)》公开征求意见的通知 Yahoo / AFP • China drafts first domestic violence law Xi at the Helm The People’s Daily • 解码“习式语言”三大秘诀:形象比喻、俗文俚语、诗文引用 Xinhua • 习近平:老同志对坚决惩治腐败是坚定支持的 Visa denials and positive energy The … 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

The new swagger

Below is a scrapbook of links and artifacts compiled on 7 November 2014. Censorship, ideology China Media Project:Ali Baba’s cave and Pandora’s box [Internet czar] Lu Wei’s bluntness and “new swagger,” a personal style he has evinced ever since he became chief of the State Internet Information Office (SIIO) in April 2013, seem to reflect … 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

Yet another set of Internet rules 国信办:年内出台互联网新闻管理新规

Below is a scrapbook of links and artifacts retrieved on 4 November 2014. Internet regulation and censorship Sohu 国信办:年内出台互联网新闻管理新规 互联网上八大类非法行为   ●假冒公共机构、媒体发布信息;   ●发布、传播淫秽信息;   ●发布暴恐信息;   ●发布虚假广告;   ●发布谣言;   ●发布破坏民族团结言论;   ●诽谤他人;   ●侵犯他人隐私。 China Daily Foreign TV shows online will need permits Women of China More Female Directors Involved in 2015 Spring Festival Gala “The ‘Triple No’ principle, covering ‘No … 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

Nine poets including Peking University professor Fan Zeng write laudatory verses for Xi Jinping to celebrate his arts and culture speech

Below is a scrapbook of links and artefacts retrieved 289 October 2014. Fourth Plenum documents and reports China Copyright and Media CCP Central Committee Decision concerning Some Major Questions in Comprehensively Moving Governing the Country According to the law (translation and original Chinese text 中共中央关于全面推进依法治国若干重大问题的决定) Xinhua 18句话看依法治国依宪治国 Eighteen sentences to look at ruling the country … more

27 October 2014: Questions about the “Thousand Talents” Grant

Below is a scrapbook of links and news retrieved on 27 October 2014. Scientist Charges China’s “Thousand Talents” Grant Was a Rent-a-Laowai Scam Physicist Ulf Leonhardt made headlines when he published a theoretical framework for an invisibility cloak. Not long afterwards, he was recruited by the Centre for Optical and Electronic Research (COER) at South … more