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China Adds a Feature to Phones: Patriotism

State-controlled Chinese phone company, China Mobile, has changed customer’s ring-back tones to a patriotic song for the October 1st holiday. The song, sung by Jackie Chan, is the patriotic song called “Guojia”...

What Has Your “Guojia” Done for the Rest of the World?

On China Media Project, David Bandurski translates a commentary by journalist Chang Ping about the meaning of the word “国家,” which has come up in a number of recent newspaper articles and blog posts: As a rule, the...

Chinese Bloggers: A Patriot Like Me

In Chinese, the two-character word Guo Jia (国家) means “country,” but is also a synonym for ‘state,” “government” and even “nation” in both its daily and formal media uses. On the...

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