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

“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 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

Healthy, quality online literature

Propaganda, Internet, info control Sina: 蒋建国任职湖南期间湖南卫视快速发展 A review of current State Council Information Office director Jiang Jianguo’s time as propaganda chief of Hunan, when Hunan Satellite TV’s commercial savvy and fresh programming style made it a major national player. China Publish: 引导网络文学驶入健康发展“快车道” Xinhua:China to foster “healthy, quality” online literature China will foster online literature sites … 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

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

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

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

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