Author: josh rudolph

Josh Rudolph currently lives in Vancouver, where he recently finished an MA at the Institute of Asian Research at UBC. His thematic focus is on Asia Pacific Policy and media representations of Asian culture, society and religion, while his main geopolitical interest lies in China.
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China Removes ‘Phantom Staff’ From Gov’t Payroll

Xinhua reports that over 160,000 “phantom staff”—former government employees who continue to draw a government paycheck without continuing to work in an official capacity—have been removed from the payroll since the Xi administration’s ongoing anti-corruption campaign began last June: A total of 162,629 phantom staff on the government payroll

October 7, 2014 4:25 PM

Xi Thought Grabs Lion’s Share of Research Funding

At the South China Morning Post, Cary Huang reports that a majority of grant proposals approved by China’s National Social Sciences Fund this year were for projects to study Xi Jinping’s thoughts and ideology as displayed in his official speeches: Analysts said the shift pointed towards the increasing influence of propaganda over academia, and the emergence of a cult

October 7, 2014 3:32 PM

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