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Xi Jinping Invites You To A Video Call

A novel propaganda method—a “video call” from Xi Jinping delivering Lunar New Year’s well-wishes—inspired titters after China Central Television (CCTV) shared it on Weibo. The Weibo link sent users to a faux WeChat...

China’s Silenced Citizens

Many Chinese with grievances often have nowhere to turn aside from the Offices of Letters and Visits, which are found at every government level. Their experiences are at the center of this piece from the Financial Times: Many...

Number One On Lanzhou Television – EastSouthWestNorth

From the EastSouthWestNorth blog (link): In Lanzhou, the new city leader decided to clean up the city image by making the persons in charge of the various city departments appear on television to answer questions. “It is not acceptable to squat on the toilet space but refuse to defecate!” At the end of March, Lanzhou […]



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