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 军报:决不能让互联网成为人心流失地 Jews, Israel 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

A blueprint for a beautiful China

Pollution Xinhua: 中共详细绘就生态蓝图 “美丽中国”进入操作层面 Canberra Times: Lead poisoning lawsuit tests China’s resolve over pollution Cultuak pollution The Economist: Mosh no more Zhou Yongkang Want China Times: Zhou Yongkang said to have ordered murder of family of four in US Cypress Creek Mirror: Investigators release new details in Cypress murders Xi at the Helm Xinhua: 习近平同哈萨克斯坦总统纳扎尔巴耶夫举行会谈 Anti-corruption … 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

A denunciation of New Qing History

Scholarship 学者评“新清史”:“新帝国主义”史学标本 A denunciation of New Qing History by Li Zhiting that names Evelyn Rawski, Mark Elliot, Pamela Crossley, and James Millward as prime offenders. Shared Destiny People’s Daily: 习近平在巴基斯坦议会发表重要演讲:构建中巴命运共同体 开辟合作共赢新征程 Security, Internet sovereignty, and socialist core values Xinhua: China defines overall national security outlook in draft law A draft law on the overall … more

All weather strategic partners and Yuanminguan IPR

Xi at the Helm Xinhua: President Xi Jinping visits Pakistan, attends meetings in Indonesia China, Pakistan lift ties to all-weather strategic partnership of cooperation Patriotism That’s Magazines: ‘The 5 Great Jokes of Chinese History’: prominent scholar lampoons his ‘patriotic’ colleagues 冯学荣 Feng Xuerong’s blog: 国人历史观的几个笑柄 Yuanmingyuan Shanghai Daily: Old Summer Palace may sue over controversial … more

‘Record sales of Xi’s book mirror appeal of Chinese Dream’

Xi at the Helm Xinhua: Record sales of Xi’s book mirror appeal of Chinese Dream Wall Street Journal: Working with Iron: Meet Xi Jinping’s English Translator QZ: Hank Paulson on the Chinese economy, Xi Jinping, and what Americans don’t get about China Li Keqiang Financial Times: Interview: Li Keqiang on China’s challenges Xinhua: 李克强总理接受英国《金融时报》总编巴伯专访实录 What’s … more

Smoking in Beijing

Smoking People’s Daily: 6月1日起执法人员上街“控烟” 市民可通过电话微信举报三种劝阻吸烟手势征集投票 The Beijinger: Public Asked to Choose the Hand Signal that Will Solve Beijing’s Smoking Problem. Uh Huh. The images above represent new gestures designed by the Beijing government to show citizens how to object to people smoking in public places. Internet censorship People’s Daily: Sina faces suspension over lack of … more

No joking about Mao

Shared Destiny China Daily: China proposes Lancang-Mekong River community of common destiny Netease: 澜沧江-湄公河:六国共建命运共同体 Internet CPJ: China’s CNNIC issues false certificates in serious breach of crypto trust Citizen Lab: China’s Great Cannon This post describes our analysis of China’s “Great Cannon,” our term for an attack tool that we identify as separate from, but co-located … more

Google vs CNNIC

The Internet Google blog: Maintaining digital certificate security CNNIC: 声明 2015年04月02日 08:32 一、CNNIC对谷歌公司做出的决定表示难以理解和接受,并敦促谷歌公司充分考虑和保障用户权益。 二、CNNIC将切实保障已有用户的使用不受影响。 Declaration 2015/04/02 08:32 1. The decision that Google has made is unacceptable and unintelligible to CNNIC, and meanwhile CNNIC sincerely urge that Google would take users’ rights and interests into full consideration. 2. For the users that CNNIC has already issued … more

The need to breed more soldiers and rules for civilised tourism

Tourism People’s Daily: 文明旅游引导首个行业标准:付小费、野外如厕等需提醒 Social engineering People’s Daily: Easing family policy to ensure military recruits The national defense population refers to that part of the population fit enough to join the military. The national defense population is critical to providing “sufficient” and “effective” supply of human resources to defend the country. “Sufficient” means enough people … more