A needle concealed in silk floss

Xi at the Helm Consensus Net: 耿莹:父亲耿飚的一生 耿莹:我对这个小弟弟的感情,应该说,跟对我亲生弟弟的感情是一样的。首先,他人品正,绝对没有邪的歪的念头。另外,他睿智、聪明。我比他大,是大姐姐。主席说邓小平是绵里藏针,我觉得我这个小弟弟绝对也是绵里藏针,他眼里揉不得沙子,容不下那些歪的邪的念头,而且他疾恶如仇,性格非常坚韧。 Public dancing China Culture Dissemination Net: 全国广场健身操舞活动推12套优秀作品 New York Times: China Puts a Hitch in the Step of ‘Dancing Grannies’ Confucius Institutes China Culture Dissemination Net: 孔子学院海外发展现状 Archived articles China Culture Dissemination Net: 全国广场健身操舞活动推12套优秀作品 2015-03-24中国文化传媒网 中国文化传媒网讯 (记者夏天)3月23日,由文化部、国家体育总局共同主办的2015年新闻发布会在北京召开。会上,主办方发布了由专家创编、适合不同人群、简单易学的12套广场健身操舞优秀作品,它们将在全国范围内进行推广和培训。 2015年全国广场健身操舞活动即日启动,将历时5个多月,至8月底结束。活动主要分为三个阶段:第一阶段,全国31个省区市将分北京、黑龙江、江苏、湖北、广东、云南6个大区,对新创编的12套广场健身操舞进行推广和领操员培训。第二阶段,面向学校、机关、部队、企业、社区等,在全国范围内广泛征集广场健身操舞优秀作品,组织专家评审并结合网络投票的方式对所有征集作品进行筛选和复评,评选出优秀作品。第三阶段,举办全国广场健身操舞交流展示活动。 文化部、国家体育总局在对国内广泛开展的广场健身操舞进行深入调研的基础上,发现群众希望广场健身操舞能够具备健身性、观赏性、科学性、广泛性的特点。国家体育总局组织运动医学和健康保健专家以及体育明星作为创编队伍,经重重选拔,最终推出了12套新创广场健身操舞。有主创人员表示,12套广场健身操舞考虑了不同人群的条件,动作既能达到锻炼效果又幅度适中,配乐力求大家耳熟能详并传递正能量。 近年来,广场健身操舞作为一种百姓喜闻乐见的健身形式,在全国各地方兴未艾,影响广泛,参与人数众多,满足了群众丰富业余文化生活的需求,但同时广场健身操舞在锻炼过程中因使用场地及扰民问题也引发了社会广泛关注。对此,有关负责人表示,两部委正在抓紧研究相关具体措施,将于近期联合出台引导、扶持和规范广场健身操舞活动的政策性文件。广场健身操舞行业协会的建立也在筹划中,以期通过引导基层群众加强自我管理,促进广场健身操舞健康有序发展。 China Culture Dissemination Net: 孔子学院海外发展现状 【编者按】 近日,“欧洲第一家孔子学院停办”的消息,再度引发舆论对于孔子学院海外命运的关注。 … more

Xi sends telegraph on Lee Kuan Yew’s death

Lee Kuan Yew Foreign Policy: Was Lee Kuan Yew an Inspiration or a Race Traitor? Chinese Can’t Agree Xinhua: 习近平主席就李光耀逝世向新加坡总统陈庆炎致唁电 Censorship, ideology, and Internet sovereignty Reuters: Reuters websites become inaccessible in China QS Theory: 维护移动网络时代国家意识形态安全 Reuters: EU joins U.S. to try to stop China’s new technology rules Xi at the Helm Tencent: 新加坡学者:中国现在需要强势的习近平 Relics People’s … 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

‘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

‘Praise for General Secretary Xi Jinping’s reforms from all walks of life’

This scrapbook of links and digital ephemera was compiled on 6 February 2015. Xi at the Helm Xinhua: 各界盛赞以习近平同志为总书记的党中央推进改革 ‘Praise for General Secretary Xi Jinping’s reforms from all walks of life’ published with the infographic at left.) 这两年,习近平带火的12个热词 ‘The twelve hot words of Xi Jinping from the last two years.’ The twelve words are: 1. … 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

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

The highspeed railway kingdom

This scrapbook of links was compiled 27 January 2015 Pollution Canberra Times: Chinese paying high prices for foreign rice after contamination fears First it was European infant formula, then New Zealand milk. Now Chinese consumers are adding Japanese rice to the list of everyday foods they will bring in from abroad at luxury-good prices because … 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