The military dream

Below is a scrapbook of links and artifacts compiled 5 December 2014. XI AT THE HELM The People’s Daily 习近平在出席全军装备工作会议时强调: 加快构建适应履行使命要求的装备体系, 为实现强军梦提供强大物质技术支撑 INTERNET ABC News: Kenya Arrests 77 Chinese in Internet Hacking Case China Media Project: A history of “internet diplomacy” Xinhua: 鲁炜邀美国大学生访华 施展“互联网外交”魅力 SOUTH AFRICA Xinhua: China, South Africa pledge financial, aviation cooperation, China, … more

Constitution Day

Constitution Day People’s Daily • 切实增强宪法意识 推动全面贯彻实施宪法 • Xi calls for strengthened awareness of Constitution BEIJING, Dec. 3– Ahead of Thursday’s inaugural Constitution Day, Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for more awareness of the Constitution, and better understanding of the role of law. Xi said in an instruction that the Constitution is the general … more

China to send artists to live in grassroots communities

Below is a scrap book of links and artifacts compiled on 2 December 2014. Australia The Age • Matthew Ng transferred from China to Australia to serve out sentence Matthew Ng, the high-profile Australian entrepreneur whose controversial incarceration in China strained diplomatic ties, has won the right to serve out his sentence at home, in … more

Learn to be a good hubby like ‘Uncle Xi’

Below is a scrapbook of links and artifacts compiled on 24 November 2015. Xi at the Helm The People’s Daily • A calendar of Xi Jinping’s activities from 2012 • Learn to be a good hubby like ‘Uncle Xi’ China Radio International • 习近平:互联网真正让世界变成地球村 当今时代,以信息技术为核心的新一轮科技革命正在孕育兴起,互联网日益成为创新驱动发展的先导力量,深刻改变着人们的生产生活,有力推动着社会发展。互联网真正让世界变成了地球村,让国际社会越来越成为你中有我、我中有你的命运共同体。同时,互联网发展对国家主权、安全、发展利益提出了新的挑战,迫切需要国际社会认真应对、谋求共治、实现共赢。 ——习近平向首届世界互联网大会致贺词(2014年11月19日) China Digital Times • Minitrue: Harmonious Horoscopes for First … more

The advance of the Internet Empire

Below is a scrapbook of links and artifacts compiled 20 – 21 November 2014 World Internet Conference WeChat account of 石扉客 • 帝国网路上的进击 (full text in ARCHIVE at bottom of this post) World Internet Conference website • A neat reply by Lu Wei: “Disagreements are a possibility; communication is the key” • 习近平发贺词 马凯作主旨演讲 (also … more

The reputation of 2nd Generation Reds and PLA song and dance troupes

Below is a scrapbook of links and artifacts compiled 17 November 2014. Australia – China trade / G20 Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: China-Australia Free Trade Agreement The reputation of 2nd Generation Reds and PLA song and dance troupes The Beijing News / China News: 胡乔木女儿:极少数红二代破坏革命后代形象 The Paper: 许其亮:坚决反对妖魔化军队文艺工作,军事文艺要凤凰涅槃 The People’s Daily: 这两年,改变中国的15个“热词” … more

Pacific dreaming

Below is a scrapbook of links and artifacts compiled 14 November 2014. Xi at the helm The People’s Daily: 习近平首次提出“亚太梦想” 习近平2014年“主场外交”4大亮点 1: “中国方案” “中国智慧” 献力实现亚太梦想 2: 新亚洲安全观 确定地区安全合作新框架 3: 四字理念 与邻为善 以邻为伴 “亲、诚、惠、容”盘活周边关系 4: “一带一路” 互联互通 区域一体化迈出坚实步伐 Foreign journalist visas The Global Times: 环球谈纽约时报记者在华签证问题:他们自知做了什么 New York Times should also seek answers from within The New … 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

Tony Abbott in silk

Below is a scrapbook of links and artifacts compiled 12 November 2014. APEC The New York Times: U.S. and China Reach Deal on Climate Change in Secret Talks Xinhua: 习近平夫妇迎候APEC欢迎晚宴嘉宾 Photos of world leaders with Xi Jinping ang Peng Liyuan (image source), 习近平同美国总统奥巴马开始举行会谈 Global Times: Full text: Statement on the 25th anniversary of APEC Ecommerce … 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