Xi: China-Australia FTA will result in close win-win cooperation

Australia Economic Observer: 结束十年马拉松 中澳自贸协定最终签署 2015-06-17 12:38 来源:经济观察网 作者:吴海珊 编辑:经济观察网 Xinhua: Chinese, Australian leaders exchange congratulations on landmark FTA Xi said the signing of the China-Australia FTA will provide a better platform and an improved institutional guarantee for the two countries to complement each other with advantages and conduct close win-win cooperation. Xinhua: 习近平主席与澳大利亚总理阿博特就两国正式签署中澳自贸协定互致贺信 Chatham … more

Zhou Yongkang gets life in prison

Zhou Yongkang Xinhua: Zhou Yongkang sentenced to life in prison, no limits for anti-corruption Zhou Yongkang was sentenced to life imprisonment Thursday for accepting bribes, abusing his power and deliberately disclosing state secrets, the latest and most powerful footnote to the Party’s commitment to the rule of law. Zhou, 73, was deprived of his political … more

Highlights from United Front Work Meeting

Ideology QSTheory.com: 习近平中央统战工作会议重要讲话的8个创新性亮点 Eight highlights from United Front Work Meeting chaired by Xi Jinping: Numbers 3 and 5 are worth noting. The former identifies non-Party intellectuals as a major target, particularly those active on the internet, or with personality (有个性). The latter flags the fear about foreign “infiltration” of religion, and the determination to Sinicize … more

Son, don’t cry, I am in the Yangzte River, I have returned to my mother’s embrace.

Yangtze cruise disaster New York Times: China Keeps Lid on Information, as Hopes Dim in Yangtze Ship Disaster Xinhua: 长江救援,一场生命至上的国家行动 Xinhua: 东方之星翻沉事件中转发最多的一条微博 Xinhua: 守望相助 选择坚强 Beijing Weekly: 儿子 别哭 我在长江 已回到母亲的怀抱 Son, don’t cry, I am in the Yangzte River, I have returned to my mother’s embrace. Taiwan CSIS: Video: Tsai Ing-wen 2016: Taiwan Faces … more

Chaimovich Investments and Yangtze River cruise ship sinking

Australian real estate The Age: Point Piper’s Altona mansion sale dodged foreign investment laws The mystery owner of Australia’s most famous trophy home, Altona in Sydney’s Point Piper, is a Chinese property developer who concealed his investment behind an elderly Melbourne couple to avoid foreign investment laws. Fairfax can reveal that businessman Wang Zhijun paid … more

Guarding the Internet and the South China Sea

South China Sea Xinhua: Vice FM stresses China is a staunch proponent of peace and stability in the South China Sea Xinhua: China vows to build South China Sea into one of peace, friendship, cooperation Xinhua: U.S. escalates situation in S. China Sea: Chinese ambassador Xinhua: Interview: China viewed as defender of peace amid groundless … more

A dog with two Apple watches

Censorship, ideology, pollution QS Theory: 科学引领社会思潮必须正确处理六个关系 The Guardian: Creeping censorship in Hong Kong: how China controls sale of sensitive books China Media and Copyright: Cybersovereignty Symbolizes National Sovereignty QS Theory / PLA Daily: 网络主权彰显国家主权 Xinhua: PLA Daily warns of Internet’s revolutionary potential Global Voices: Leaked Emails Reveal Details of China’s Online ‘Youth Civilization Volunteers’ China … more

Toilet revolution

Pollution and toilets People’s Daily: “七问厕所革命” Baidu: 旅游厕所革命 USA Politico: The Sleeper Issue of 2016 Is China U.S. China Perception Monitor: A Tipping Point in U.S.-China Relations is Upon Us Global Times: 社评:兰普顿对中美关系的悲观值得重视 Ideology 81.cn: 军报:决不能让互联网成为人心流失地 Jews, Israel Aish.com: Jewish-Chinese Connections Innovation policy People’s Daily: 国办:大学生获得专利自主创业可折算学分 Mutual Destiny People’s Daily: 国纪平:为世界许诺一个更好的未来 —— 论迈向人类命运共同体 Deng Xiaoping … more

Drinking Beijing water

Pollution ChinaNews.com: 北京发布环境状况公报 官厅水库水质不符饮用标准 Xi at the Helm and the Four Comprehensives Xinhua: 习近平主持政治局会议 分析研究当前经济形势和经济工作 GAPP: 中央宣传部办公厅 国家新闻出版广电总局办公厅 Antarctica New York Times: China, Pursuing Strategic Interests, Builds Presence in Antarctica Australia Xinhua: China overtakes U.S. to become Australia’s top foreign investor Hong Kong real estate wealth Boston Globe: Meet Boston’s invisible billionaire Gerald Chan is … more

Censorship, pollution, money

Censorship, ideology New York Times: Lawsuit Over Banned Memoir Asks China to Explain Censorship China Digital Times: 【真理部】《路标》对“区伯嫖娼案”近况的采访 Ming Pao: 《炎黃春秋》總編遭新華社要求退出 Ministry of Culture: 文化部严查农村“脱衣舞” Foreign Policy: China Culture Ministry: No More Strippers at Funerals! Pollution New York Times: Q. and A.: Ma Jun on Using Mobile Phones to Fight Pollution The prominent environmentalist Ma … more