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The utterances of CCP leaders can be impossible to grasp. And when other officials try to unlock their meaning, the answers are hardly clearer. But understanding is worth a try. So here’s a translation of the chief of People’s Daily’s explication of President Xi’s language on press and ideology.
One week after China announced tougher controls for mobile instant messaging services in the country, an article in the CCP’s flagship newspaper yesterday made the case for stricter control of internet and social media by once again attacking the specter of the “rumor.”
As rumors suggest former vice-premier Hui Liangyu may be facing a corruption investigation stemming from his time as the top leader of Anhui province, all mentions of the Party leader are removed from Weibo.
This post made today to Sina Weibo wishes a happy birthday to jailed “princeling” Bo Xilai and announces heartfelt support for the ousted leader. It was deleted from Sina Weibo soon after it was posted.
Meet Zuo Fang, the venerable founder of Southern Weekly, one of modern China’s most historic newspapers.
In this January 2013 blog post, former CMP fellow Yan Lieshan asks the question: how does lawyer Pu Zhiqiang manage to remain free even though he takes on sensitive cases? The piece is particularly poignant now, following Pu’s formal arrest.
China’s press and broadcast authority issued a “circular” calling on news media to reign in the behavior of their reporters and bureaus. Were these restrictions new?
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Zhang Xuezhong, the lawyer defending jailed human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, argues the reasons for his client’s innocence.
As China releases a “White Paper” on Hong Kong’s status, Chang Ping writes that the masquerade of “one country, two systems” is over.
Human rights lawyer and CMP fellow Pu Zhiqiang was arrested last month for taking part in a June 4th seminar in Beijing. His lawyer is still unable to visit him.
Quotes in the media
Any tool and any method is a double-edged sword — and new media are no different. In the new media age, understanding the dual aspects of new media is extremely crucial.
The Anti-Social List
CMP Fellows column
Looking at the recent trial of an internet cop who allegedly accepted bribes to delete unwanted content, journalist Chang Ping discusses the way cash greases the wheels in China’s propaganda regime.
Xi Jinping was recently appointed head of the new Central Internet Security and Digitalization Group. “Without internet security there can be no national security,” he said. But is there security without free speech?