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.

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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Corruption rumors axed from Weibo

Corruption rumors axed from Weibo 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.

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Happy birthday post for Bo Xilai deleted

Happy birthday post for Bo Xilai deleted 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.

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Don’t miss Zuo Fang at Cosmos Books

Don’t miss Zuo Fang at Cosmos Books Meet Zuo Fang, the venerable founder of Southern Weekly, one of modern China's most historic newspapers.

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