socialism

Translation: Socialist Core Value Humor

CDT has translated a selection of Chinese political jokes that have been making the rounds on social media. These jokes all poke fun at China’s so-called core socialist values, a set of 12 words used by the CCP to promote...

The Xi Administration Introduces “Eight Musts”

On his China Copyright and Media blog, Rogier Creemers translates an article published by the Observer News Weekly, which he believes is, “the first major policy declaration from the Xi administration.” The article...

China “Ready to Work” with New French President

China’s Foreign Ministry has said it is “ready to work” with France’s new Socialist president, François Hollande, but Beijing is viewing his election with some wariness. From AFP: Foreign ministry...

Legal Scholar Warns Against Expanded State Power

Professor Jiang Ping of the China University of Political Science and Law warned on Sunday that growing state power threatens people’s rights and the country’s stability. From Caixin online: Though Jiang did not...

CCP Divisions Intensify as Leadership Shuffle Approaches

Mark Mackinnon of The Globe and Mail ponders the political differences of two provincial Communist Party chiefs, Chongqing’s Bo Xilai and Guangdong’s Wang Yang, and the implications of their growing competition to...

Repackaging the Revolutionary Classics of China

On the eve of the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party, a nostalgia for red songs is sweeping China, according to this New York Times article: China has boomed during three decades of economic reform, and has in many...

In China, a Place Where Maoism Still Reigns (Updated)

As China’s socialist past is being glorified by local officials , academics, and others throughout China, the New York Times Magazine visits Nanjie Village, known as the “reddest village in China”: For 34...

Boundlessly Loyal to the Great Monster

An ideological battle between left and right has been in the spotlight lately, especially with the “red culture” campaign by Bo Xilai in Chongqing. The Economist reports on a group of leftists who are campaigning for...

Why China’s Left Is Up in Arms

China Media Project takes a close look at the ideological battle currently playing out between left and right in China: The “deep reds,” with their wistful talk of the glories of Mao Zedong, the “Four Basic Principles” and...

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