This scrapbook of links and images was compiled 5 January 2015.
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 criticized the host country because of troubles it met in getting China visa, which was a bitter fruit it sowed and reaped. “The Grey Lady” not only lost her manner, but her temper this time.
China.org.cn: Xinhua reporter admits fake news
News about the United States Military Academy at West Point emulating the values espoused by a model Chinese soldier Lei Feng has proven to be bogus.
A journalist from the Xinhua News Agency admitted it on Sunday.
He said he got the source from some American media stories on April 1, 1981, but he did not know about the nature of April Fool’s Day or the tradition of Western media of publishing onion news.
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2 腾讯公司 218
3 百度 212
4 新浪 169
5 中国农业银行 126
6 华为 115
7 国家电网公司 112
8 中国移动集团 108
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15 中国石油 68
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17 小米科技 62
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20 北汽集团 50
China.org.cn: Naval base builds 22m-high wall to hide from neighbors
A naval base in Dalian city, Liaoning province, built an 800-meter-long, 22-meter-high wall to keep from being spied on.
At an investment of more than 10 million yuan ($1.61 million), the wall was erected because a group of European-style villas nearby were too tall.
People’s Daily: Expert: China will maintain its diplomatic strategy until 2050
Qin Yaqing points out three aspects of continuity. Firstly, strategic goals. China’s diplomacy will continue to serve domestic political, economic and social development. Secondly, strategic layout. Big powers are the key; China’s periphery is the priority; developing countries are the foundation; multilateral platforms are the stage. Thirdly, political measures. A non-aligned policy remains the main feature of China’s diplomatic strategy, and economic diplomacy is still an important means of achieving diplomatic goals.
In terms of changes, Qin Yaqing believes that China’s diplomacy will put more emphasis on the three basic elementts of core national interests: regime security, territorial sovereignty, and economic development.