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January 28, 2011No Comments

Chinese propaganda official calls PM Wen Jiabao “troublemaker”, grapevine says

From Boxun A deputy director of China’s Central Propaganda Department bluntly accused Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao of being a troublemaker. According to officials of the Department then at the scene, he lost control when he was reprimanding his subordinate who came from Guangdong to Beijing to brief the boss about the work. The deputy head [...]

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November 16, 20102 Comments

China’s anchorman cut Obama short at G20 summit in Korea

At a press conference of the G20 summit in Seoul, South Korea, a reporter/anchorman from China Central Television International snatched the microphone to throw President Obama a question, even though the president made clear he wanted to give this opportunity to the Korean press. The footage has become viral on the internet. Rui Chenggang, a [...]

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November 14, 2010No Comments

China’s Paul the Octopus – 12 pandas as fortune tellers for the Asian Games, with a gimmick though

From QQ.com Soon after the first gold medal was given out, panda Brother Bosi has become the first panda to successfully predict the winner of the Asian Games gold medal. According to the schedule of games, the very first medal of the Asian Games is most likely to be generated by wushu, or Chinese martial [...]

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November 9, 20105 Comments

Free speech – Americans get too used to it to appreciate it, while Chinese get too used to lack of it (Final Part of the series)

Previous parts: “Punishment fits the crime”: China’s law expert’s defense of jailing the Nobel Peace Prize winner, and our thoughts (Part 1) – Translation of the news “Punishment fits the crime”: China’s law expert’s defense of jailing the Nobel Peace Prize winner, and our thoughts (Part 2) – Our counterargument As the saying goes, “Comparison [...]

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November 6, 2010One Comment

“Punishment fits the crime”: China’s law expert on jailing the Nobel Peace Prize winner, and our thoughts (Part 2)

Previous part: “Punishment fits the crime”: China’s law expert’s defense of jailing the Nobel Peace Prize winner, and our thoughts (Part 1) Cathy G.: If you have read my previous post which is a translation of Professor Gao Mingxuan‘s defense of jailing Liu Xiaobo, you will expect my refutation today, which will be merely based on [...]

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November 3, 2010No Comments

“Punishment fits the crime”: China’s law expert’s defense of jailing the Nobel Peace Prize winner, and our thoughts (Part 1)

Liu Xiaobo, found guilty of inciting subversion of state power, was sentenced to eleven years’ improsonment and two years’ deprivation of political rights on 25 December 2009. Ten months later, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this year to Liu. After initially keeping mum about the news, the Chinese state-controlled media decide [...]

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