August 2014

CMP's "news and analysis" section covers breaking news and emerging trends in the Chinese media and places these within a larger social and political context.

Deleted Post: Bo Xilai, a year ago today

Deleted Post: Bo Xilai, a year ago today This post to Sina Weibo spoke with admiration of the calmness with which ousted princeling Bo Xilai entered courtroom one year ago, and even included a gif animation of Bo. The post was deleted shortly after it was posted.

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What does Xi mean?

What does Xi mean? The utterances of CCP leaders can seem impossible. But understanding is worth a try. So here's a translation of an explication of President Xi's language on press and ideology.

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People’s Daily: speech is free, rumors are not

People’s Daily: speech is free, rumors are not An article in the People's Daily makes the case for stricter control of social media by once again attacking the specter of the "rumor."

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Banned on Weibo: President Xi’s Facebook presence

Banned on Weibo: President Xi’s Facebook presence Chinese President Xi Jinping's "public figure" profile on Facebook has more than 170,000 followers -- but don't try talking about it on Chinese social media.

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Remarks on the “Chinese dream” censored

Remarks on the “Chinese dream” censored This post quoting a well-known Chinese economist as saying the "Chinese dream" can only be the dream of constitutionalism -- or otherwise is the dream of power -- has been deleted from Sina Weibo for months.

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