August 3, 2021

Riding out the storm: will China change course when its elite meet in Beijing?

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By Jun Mai, Nectar Gan from South China Morning Post Once on the rise, China has gone from strength to struggle in the past year Those challenges that could mean a shift in policy at the annual gathering of the National People’s Congress China’s annual gathering of its legislative and political advisory bodies – known […]

How China’s capitalist entrepreneurial spirit arose from the ashes of revolution

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By Yujing Liu From South China Morning Post Communist father of modern China left much chaos that would become the spark for market-based reforms These reforms now mean private companies are the Middle Kingdom’s major job creators The world is getting used to a China that is an engine of innovation in digital payments, artificial […]

Chinese students in US fear backlash after Vice-President Mike Pence’s inflammatory speech

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By Simone McCarthy Kristin Huang From South China Morning Post Chinese students in the United States have dismissed claims made by US Vice-President Mike Pence that their official groups representing them are part of a Communist Party effort to “foster a culture of censorship”, though they did express concerns of a backlash from the inflammatory […]

China tells Christians to replace images of Jesus with Communist President

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By KATE SHELLNUTT From Christianity Today Propaganda effort in poor province latest sign of Xi Jinping consolidating control. Thousands of Christian villagers in China have been told to take down displays of Jesus, crosses, and gospel passages from their homes as part of a government propaganda effort to “transform believers in religion into believers in […]

China’s web censors go into overdrive as President Xi Jinping consolidates power

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By Jon Russell From TechCrunch A week that begins with the repeal of regulation that prevents dictatorship in China is likely to be a busy one for the country’s censorship people, and so it has proven to be. China’s web scrubbers have been busy banning a collection of terms and dropping the hammer on user accounts […]

Chinese government has ordered online news sites to stop producing original reporting

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By Elian Peltier, VICE News From Business Insider It’s the latest step in a gradual crackdown on the media that has been taking place since President Xi Jinping came into power. Reuters When floods killed at least 154 people in Northern and Central China and displaced tens of thousands over the weekend, Chinese web users […]

Editor of Cuba’s Communist Party newspaper defects to US

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From Caribbean360 Granma’s former international news editor criticised the state media monopoly and said censorship caused “a crisis of credibility” between the public and the media. FLORIDA, United States, Thursday January 23, 2014 – Aida Calviac Mora, a former senior editor of Cuba’s Communist Party newspaper Granma, has left the island and joined her husband, […]