Genius – Where words fail, artful watermelon carvings speak!
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Source – These Are China’s Watermelon Kids (Kotaku, August 10, 2013)
June 16, 2013 • 9:28 am 0
Interesting response from the People’s Daily suggesting the floodgates of intertextuality are wide open…
To further understand the likes of Snowden, let us end with a narrative by the character Red from the Shawshank Redemption as he rationalizes the escape of his friend Andy: “Some birds are not meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice.”
For more, see US suggests whistleblower ‘in league with the Chinese’ (The Age, June 15, 2013)
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Whistleblower welcome in China
By Xu Peixi (China.org.cn)
Source – People’s Daily, published June 14, 2013
Last week, a bright idealistic young man named Edward Snowden almost single-handedly opened the lid on the U.S. National Security Agency’s PRISM program, a program which marks the bleakest moment yet in the history of the Internet due to its scope, exact country of origin and implications.
In terms of scope, major transnational service providers ranging from Google to Apple are involved in allowing the NSA to access their customers’ data for the purposes of “surveillance.” Nearly all types of services ranging from email to VoIP have come within the program’s scope and it originates in a country which dominates the world’s Internet resources – a fact which is acknowledged in the information leaked by Snowden clearly states: “Much of the world’s communications flow through the U.S.” and the information is accessible. The case indicates that through outsourcing and contracting, Big Brother is breaching the fundamental rights of citizens by getting unfettered access to their most personal communications.
As the case unfolds, there are many things to worry about. How do we make sense of the fact that the market and the state colluded in the abuse of private information via what represents the backbone of many modern day infrastructures? How do we rationalize the character of Snowden and his fellow whistleblowers? How do we understand the one-sided cyber attack accusations the U.S. has poured upon China in the past few months? To what degree have foreign users of these Internet services fallen victim to this project? Among all these suspicions, let us clarify two types of American personality.
Please click here to read the full article at People’s Daily.
January 18, 2013 • 1:15 am 0
Giant leap ahead in terms of transparency or timely reveal in a period when China feels a need to respond to the threat of containment?
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Designation of China’s group army no longer secret to public
Edited and translated by Li Xiang
Source – People’s Daily Online, published January 16, 2013
The designation of China’s group army is no longer confidential information to the public as of Jan. 15, 2013, reported by CCTV news Tuesday.
“How do snipers practice shooting with great precision in such severe coldness. The reporter has witnessed snipers from the 39th Group Army in the Shenyang military area having military drill under the severely cold condition”, CTV military news reported. This is the first time that the designation of a group army was exposed to the public.
Last night, CCTV military channel has announced through Weibo that,The designation of group army is unveiled as of today”. According to the information, the designation of PLA group army can be used to the public instead of referred to as “a group army” This act indicates ” more open presentation of Chinese army” Read the rest of this entry »
April 10, 2012 • 12:01 am 0
People’s Daily: the official organ of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) provides a perspective from the Chinese youth on how the ‘China threat theory’ is viewed. This piece comes from China Youth Daily, official newspaper of the Communist Youth League of China – 73-million strong (correct as of 2007) youth movement for Chinese aged between 14 and 28.
In a nutshell?
Perhaps a play on the recent pop culture revival of British propaganda poster ‘Keep Calm and Carry On‘, this Chinese interpretation reads ‘Respond calmly to external (and historical) agitation by focusing on building national strength.’
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Respond calmly to ‘China threat theory’
Shi Qingren, China Youth Daily
Source – People’s Daily, published April 9, 2012
China has won acclaims for its significant economic and social achievements since thereform and opening-up, but at the same time it has been seen as a threat by manycountries.
Conflict of interest, an underlying cause of “China threat theory”
The “China threat theory” is caused by the country’s rapid growth in economic andmilitary strength, and is bound to accompany the country’s rise as a great power. Read the rest of this entry »
January 2, 2011 • 12:31 am 0
Here is something that does not seem reported in the Chinese national dailies – Xinhua, China Daily and People’s Daily (where the error occurred). Singapore’s OMy news site found that the official People’s Daily made a print error with Premier Wen Jiabao’s name – it appeared as Wen Jiashi leading to 17 staff being punished.
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Printing Error in the People’s Daily: Wen Jiabo misprinted as Wen Jiashi: 17 people punished
Source – Omy, published January 1, 2011
事后转载该报道的网站将错误更正，但是无法制止网民热议。 Read the rest of this entry »
August 3, 2010 • 5:45 am 0
The Chinese speech writer behind the foreign ministry’s stance on the shifting global balance seems to be a very good one. Deftly framed to shift attention away from China’s consolidation of power, resources and relations, China maintains this –
‘The emerging trend in the world today is the gradual evolution of world power towards relative equilibrium. It is an inevitable outcome of the growing move toward multi-polarity and of deepening economic globalization and rapid revolution in science and technology.’
Very clever use of elliptical tactics in communicating China’s ‘charm offensive’.
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FM [Yang Jeichi]: ‘No power shift Eastward’
Source – People’s Daily, published August 03, 2010
Editor’s note: At a joint news conference with Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Patricia Espinosa in Mexico City on July 30, China’s Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi was asked whether he agreed with the view that world power is shifting from the West to the East. The following are excerpts from Yang’s take on the matter:
There has been an argument that the gravity of world power is shifting from the West to the East, but it is a view hard to be subscribed.
The emerging trend in the world today is the gradual evolution of world power towards relative equilibrium. It is an inevitable outcome of the growing move toward multi-polarity and of deepening economic globalization and rapid revolution in science and technology. Read the rest of this entry »