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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“Unable to Bear the Party Surname,” Editor Resigns

While China’s leaders have long seen the news media as the “throat and tongue” of the Party, Xi Jinping has overseen a steady increase in the state’s control of the media narrative. While on a tour of leading state media outlets in February, Xi Jinping stressed that the media “bears the Party surname,” and must “speak for the Party 

March 28, 2016 4:07 PM

Xi Resignation Letter: 20 Detained, Site Faces Closure

On March 4, the opening day of the annual top political meetings in Beijing, the state-linked Watching News (Wujie News 无界新闻) website posted an open letter signed by “loyal Party members” calling for the resignation of Xi Jinping. The letter was quickly removed from the website, and prominent journalist Jia Jia, who claimed to have nothing to do with the document,

March 25, 2016 5:16 PM

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