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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...

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...

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...

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...

The History Lesson That is Being Ignored

For the Sydney Morning Herald, John Garnaut writes about a meeting former President Jiang Zemin held with China’s Soviet historians to try to understand why the Soviet Union failed. In recent years, Garnaut argues, the...

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