“Great Firewall has been upgraded for cyberspace sovereignty: source”

This scrapbook of links was compiled 26 January 2015 Pollution New York Times: Film Highlights Air Pollution’s Broad Reach Censorship, ideology, Internet sovereignty Global Times: Foreign VPN service unavailable in China Cyber security analysts on Thursday defended China’s Internet management after an overseas VPN (virtual private network) company on Wednesday announced some of its users … more

Xi in oil

This scrapbook of links was compiled on 15 January 2015 Xi at the Helm People’s Daily: 如何跟上习近平新闻理念 Haiwainet.cn 习近平:一些干部为仕途搞匿名诬告制造谣言 Consensus Net: 萧功秦:习近平新政两周年的回顾与展望 Full text archived at bottom of post Internet, media, censorship, and intimidation Legal Daily: 2015年中国“扫黄打非”将以互联网为主战场 Xinhua: 中央网信办的2014年:互联网治理革新者和“建筑师” 国家网信办:50家违法违规网站及公众账号被依法关闭 Global Times: Prophet on ‘Charlie’ cover Commentary: Against abusing free speech as against abridging it … more

Petroleum Gang, Shanxi Gang, Secretary Gang

This scrapbook of links and images was compiled 6 January 2015. Anti-corruption People’s Daily: 媒体点名“三大帮派”代表人物 去年12月29日,中共中央政治局召开会议指出:“把党的纪律建设摆在更加突出的位置,强化纪律刚性约束,严明政治纪律和政治规矩,党内决不容忍搞团团伙伙、结党营私、拉帮结派。”昨天,新华社刊发文章指出,近年来落马的一些“大老虎”背后,多有一帮官员与之有着千丝万缕的利益勾连,形成一个个或明或暗,或松散或紧密的“帮派”“团伙”,并首次公开给这些团伙命名为“石油帮”、“秘书帮”、“山西帮”。 Internet Global Times: 社评:脸谱封中国异见人士的号,有意思 Editorial on Facebook’s suspension of Liao Yiwu’s account, full text archived at bottom of this posting. Economy and business Caixin: 李克强:对微众银行充满期待 Li Keqiang launches the first loan by Tencent’s WeBank, China’s first online only bank. … more

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

New Gmail blocks

This list of links was compiled 30 December, 2014. Internet World’s Largest Gay Dating App, Born in China, Now Attracts Global Investors Ma Baoli worked as a cop in China’s northern Hebei province for almost 20 years, until his colleagues heard about the gay online discussion forum he moderated in his spare time. Some of … 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

A train named Mao Zedong

This scrapbook of links and artifacts was compiled 26 December 2014. Mao Zedong Today is the 121st anniversary of Mao Zedong’s birth. On this day, Xinhua News Agency’s Chinese website has this banner headline: “The coordination of stock markets in China today: The new normal will become the new logic of A shares” 当下中国股市的坐标:新常态将成为A股新逻辑. But … 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

Lu Wei in Silicon Valley

Compiled 8 December 2014 Lu Wei and the Internet Lu Wei, vice minister of the Publicity née Propaganda Department, director of the Internet Security Small Leading Group and head of the Cyberspace Administration of China aka State Council Internet Office has been visiting technology companies in the US, including Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, and … more