This series is a recap of censorship instructions issued to the media by government authorities in...
by Josh Rudolph | Nov 7, 2018
The following propaganda instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 8, 2013
As the government and state media push a ‘Clean Plate Campaign’ and high-end restaurants suffer through a drought of official banquet reservations, Adam Minter examines cultural attitudes behind food waste in China....
by Samuel Wade | Dec 6, 2012
China’s new Party leadership has vowed to reject “extravagance, formalism and bureaucracy” in government—or, as The Financial Times put it, to let a hundred flowers wilt. Xinhua recounted the long list of...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 16, 2009
The Christian Science Monitor reports on the death of a traffic cop in Shenzhen after excessive drinking at an official banquet: Traffic cop Chen Lusheng’s death by choking follows several similarly deadly incidents elsewhere in...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 7, 2008
As Xinhua reported (and CDT translated) last August, officials in Xinyang, Henan Province have been touting the economic and social benefits the city has accrued after banning the consumption of alcohol at official banquets. The...
by Michael Zhao | Dec 28, 2007
A new commentary from Great Wall Online provides an update on CDT’s earlier post about a new ban on alcohol at lunch for officials in the Henan Province city of Xinyang. Translated by CDT: The benefits of the ban on...
by Michael Zhao | Aug 15, 2007
Xinyang City Secretary reports on a rare experiment and its achievements: banning alcohol at cadres’ lunches. Benefits are multiple, and enormous. Translated from Xinhua Henan channel: An alcohol ban at lunches for all...
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