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The Clash of the 2022 Year-End Retrospectives

Recent year-end retrospectives and New Year’s messages published by various Chinese media outlets—including People’s Daily, Xinhua, Southern Weekly, and NetEase News—have offered vastly different interpretations of 2022, the...

Li Baozhu (李宝柱): Deleting Internet Posts with a Wave of His Hand

“With a wave of my hand, tens of millions of posts about the Deng Yujiao incident were all deleted.” (邓玉娇那事几千万个帖子,我一挥手就全部 删除。” —  Li Baozhu (李宝柱) speaking at Peking University Li Baozhu is currently the...

Jarain: If You Want to Start an Internet Business in China

Google’s challenge to the Chinese government brought into stark relief the frustration many foreign IT companies feel working around Chinese government censorship. But many in the domestic industry feel the same way, as...

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...

Kaifu Lee (李开复) on Circumventing the Great Firewall

Kaifu Lee (李开复) was the founding president of Google China, serving from July 2005 until September 4, 2009. He is currently the CEO of Innovation Works. His Twitter account had 733,906 followers at the time this blog post is...

C.A. Yeung: Memorable Quotations from Qin Gang (秦刚)

From Under the Jacaranda Tree blog: Qin Gang is the public face of China. Everybody reckons he is a significant improvement from his predecessor Jiang Yu, whose looks and mannerism often call to mind the good old days when...



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