Five Slogans Show Protest Movement’s Diversity, Unity

The spontaneous protests that swept China last week were remarkable for a number of reasons, among them their diversity. While all the demonstrations were loosely tied together by mourning the loss of at least 10 people in an...

In Shenzhen Speech, Xi Redefines “Opening Up”

Xi Jinping’s speech on the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone—the first of China’s market reform policy SEZs—outlined his vision for an increasingly domestically-oriented economy, better able...

Photo: Laid-off Bank Employees Demonstrating in Front of the Bank

From Chinese BBS The photo is taken in front of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) branch at Shiyan city, Hubei province. The top banner (from the bank): Creating A Peaceful Work Unit, Constructing a Harmonious Bank The lower banner (from the demonstrators): I Gave the Bank My Youth, The Bank Grew […]

Poster Slogans with Unique Chinese Characteristics – EastSouthWestNorth

In China, slogans in public spaces are one of the ways local or central government communicate their polices to people. Mocking these slogans are a favorite political sport on the Chinese Internet. Here are some examples collected by netizens, translated by EastSouthWestNorth: “Three represents” ‚Ä®

Letter from China: Secrets and Slogans Still the Rule in China – Howard W. French

In the International Herald Tribune, Howard French writes about how preparations for the 17th Party Congress demonstrate that the Chinese government still operates according to its old rules: Much has been made lately about China’s global role as an emerging power of the first order. China’s rise is pregnant with a big question that can […]



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