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June 5th, 2018 - 1:50 am § in Misc.

 Xi Jinping, Chinese President,  general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, congratulates Peking University for being the cradle for the spread of Marxism in China. The occasion was the establishment of the a school of Marxi[...]

March 5th, 2015 - 2:35 am § in Misc.

Ai Weiwei: His art escapes China to end up in Alcatraz!

  “The misconception of totalitarianism is that freedom can be imprisoned.” “This is not the case. When you constrain freedom, freedom will take flight and land on a windowsill.” Ai Weiwei (Excerpted from The World Post) Banned from traveling outside his home country, A[...]

December 7th, 2014 - 9:53 am § in Uncategorized

CHINA: Interviews with students

Excerpts from conversations The WorldPost had with students from Jiaotong University in Xi’an as well as several other students in Beijing: “It’s really not that easy to be president in China. It’s a lot harder than in America. Because in America, you just have to be very handsome and gi[...]

September 29th, 2014 - 7:29 am § in Uncategorized

CHINA: Is Democracy Possible?

  Thousands at HK democracy protests Thousands protected by umbrellas gather outside government headquarters in central Hong Kong as Occupy Central launches a disobedience campaign seeking greater reform.  The Chinese government in Beijing has refused to allow residents of HK to choose the candida[...]

September 23rd, 2014 - 8:27 am § in Uncategorized

CHINA: Free Speech?

“He wanted me to stay in a land that has freedom,” “ Ilham Tohti has been sentenced to life  imprisonment and confiscation of all of his possession for writing about the  rights of the Uigar people of western China. Mr. Tohti is known as a moderate voice,a Communist Party member[...]

December 15th, 2011 - 12:32 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

Are American Universities the Quislings of China?

  As more American universities open campuses in China, they’re bending to the country’s censorship rules. Isaac Stone Fish reports from Beijing. (excerpted and adapted)   UC Berkeley announced on Nov. 11 
that it plans to open a campus in Shanghai.  Stanford Center  will open in P[...]

June 30th, 2011 - 11:37 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics

China and the Freedom of Speach

The state-run Global Times newspaper on Friday published an article saying that Ai Weiwei’s release was not a result of Western pressure. “Western media believe foreign pressures have worked. It seems that their interpretation will do no harm to China’s external relations,” i[...]

May 9th, 2011 - 2:46 pm § in Politics

“Shared Governance” Chinese Style.

By Caixin Online staff reporter Ye Doudou 05.06.2011 Administrative Enforcement’s Uncertain Future A proposal to limit the special administrative enforcement powers enjoyed by government agencies is going nowhere A judicial arena in China called administrative enforcement lets a basic governme[...]