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Making Sense of Beijing Propaganda РAndrew Field (费嘉炯)

From Shanghai Journal: Reading propaganda signs is not only a great way to learn the Chinese language, but also a way to keep up with contemporary issues and concerns. Yesterday (Nov 30) I accompanied Martin Winter on a tour of his local neighborhood, Zuojiazhuang Â∑¶ÂÆ∂Â∫Ñ„ÄÇ Martin works from his home as a translator for a […]

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Police Close in on South China Hostage Dispute – RFA

From Radio Free Asia: Hundreds of police have moved into Dongzhou (‰∏úÊ¥≤) village near the southern Chinese port of Shanwei (ʱïÂ∞æ) after a six-day standoff in which villagers detained eight officials to demand the release of a local activist, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reports. On Nov. 9, Dongzhou police detained villager Chen Qian, described by […]

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The (Internally) Collected Quotations Of Chen Liangyu

…I cannot imagine that in fifteen years, I could manage not to ever visit the adoptive mother who reared me from a young age. Or that after becoming the supreme leader of the country, that I would not go in person to sweep the graves of my own father and mother, and instead would have […]

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China’s Honor Code – Mark Magnier

From Los Angeles Times (link): In a society where caring for parents is no longer a given, the state has stepped in. Shirkers face public shaming, fines, even prison. In Shanghai, the Nanjing East Road Neighborhood Committee recently took to public shaming to ensure that people attend to their aging parents. Anyone who doesn’t visit […]

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License to spill – Andreas Lorenz

From Salon.com: On Friendship Street in the northeast Chinese city of Harbin, hundreds of people carrying white canisters, red buckets, plastic bowls and cooking pots wait for a tanker truck. They have been waiting here in the bitter cold since early morning — though the water delivery isn’t scheduled until 11 a.m. Two police officers […]

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