Politburo

November 16, 2012One Comment

Chinese instantly like their new leader, Xi Jinping

(Note: for the full video of the new leadership debut with Chinese to English interpretation, go to Youku) The results of the selection, oops, election of Chinese new leadership were finally revealed. There was no suspense as to who will be the next president and premier, but educated guesses over the rest five spots on [...]

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November 14, 20129 Comments

‘Party members get girls easily,’ memorable moments at 18th party congress

It is widely understood that the 18th National Party Congress of the Communist Party, except for the closing ceremony where the new lineup of Chinese leadership will take the stage, is nothing but carefully staged show with no substance. But some outright lies, shameless tributes and histrionic playacting may make you laugh and give you [...]

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March 31, 201225 Comments

China puts a gag on social media and makes arrests for coup rumors

China has shut down 16 websites, placed a blanket comment ban on two microblogging services, and apprehended six people as punishment for their “concocting and/or disseminating” coup rumors. On the morning of March 31, Sina Weibo users who tried to leave comments received an error message from the system, “To all Weibo users, recently, comments [...]

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January 13, 20113 Comments

China’s banal news narrative mocked by netizens

From Radio Free Asia and Tianya Recently a post titled “Quintessence of contents of China Central Television’s News Broadcast in the past 30 years” is being circulated in Chinese blogosphere. Using 20 fill-in-the-blank sentences, it sums up the News Broadcast’s  rhetoric full of boilerplate and formality that has remained unchanged for decades. Xinwen Lianbo on [...]

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