2009

Geremie R. Barmé: China’s Promise

From the China Beat blog: On Christmas Day 2009, as a momentous year of anniversaries drew to an end, the Beijing authorities announced that Liu Xiaobo had been sentenced to eleven years in jail for ‘inciting subversion’....

Top 10 Darnedest Things Officials Said in 2009

Another top ten list worth reading: China Daily’s list of Top 10 darnedest things officials said in 2009. From the Editor’s Notes: Officials in China are a special breed. They tend to be restrained when facing the...

China Daily: Top Ten Crackdowns of 2009

The endless collection of year-end Top Ten lists includes an unexpected one from China Daily: Top 10 Crackdowns 2009: The Chinese government has good reason to keep itself busy all year long. Here are the year’s top ten...

Looking Back on China’s Media in 2009

China Media Project discusses and translates sections of a piece in Journalist Monthly which reviews China’s top media stories of 2009: Earlier this month The Journalist Monthly, a magazine published by Shanghai’s Wenhui...

Evan Osnos: Top Ten China Myths of 2009

On his New Yorker blog, Evan Osnos parses out ten myths about China that were in circulation this year, including: Chinese Web users have no impact on the government. Fact: In June, China unveiled plans to require all new...

Beijing Sets out on Chaos Offensive

With unemployment rising and a number of sensitive political anniversaries approaching, the Chinese government is focusing on preventing social unrest in coming months. Willy Lam reports for Asia Times: For reasons including...

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