Category Archives: Media 媒体

PRC Defense: Starlink Countermeasures

The article translated below from the PRC journal Modern Defense Technology “The Development Status of Starlink and Its Countermeasures” discusses countering a military threat — more precisely military threats enabled by much faster communications — and what capabilities China would … Continue reading

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Chinese Political Rumors, Party Redoubles Squelch Efforts

Controlling information is tightly controlled through intimidation and explicit controls saps government credibility and makes rumors spread more readily in turn creating ever more work for busy censors. For understanding PRC media control, read He Qinglian’s book — a free … Continue reading

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PRC Foreign Ministry Spokesman AI Software Emulator

A sense of humor can go a long way towards smoothing the contradictions that Chairman Mao noted are the driving force of History. While smoothing contradictions (as opposed to a Trotskyite accentuation of contradictions) may appear reactionary, it has some … Continue reading

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Rightist Memoir XXV: Prisoners’ Samzidat Publication “The Torch”

From Kong Lingping’s rightist memoir of his twenty-two years in Chinese prison camps and subsequent political rehabilitation. In this chapter, prisoners circulate a handwritten samzidat publication within the camp, the camp authorities, aided by several informers investigate. A ringleader is … Continue reading

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Read CCTV Evening News Transcripts Via Google Translate

I have been watching the Chinese Central Television lianbo broadcast transcript to see what Chinese people are being told.  Use Google Translate to read CCTV news broadcast transcripts. This is an excellent tool for the many sino-illiterates in the world! … Continue reading

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2016: The Dilemma and Future of the Principle of “Distinguishing Between the Internal and the External” neiwai youbie

The Chinese propaganda principle of “distinguish the internal from the external’ neiwai youbie has some similarities to the public communications principle of “know your audience”. The state authority enforcing this principle and the ideological self-defense dimensions of neiwai youbie has … Continue reading

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2022: Model Prosecutor on Shanghai Securities Market Manipulation

Jean Christopher Mittelstaedt @jcmittelstaedt of Oxford University’s China Centre recommended this article on securities fraud in the February 14, 2022 issue of Procuratorate Daily 检查日报 by seasoned Shanghai prosector Ma Weiwei. When I looked up the author Ma Weiwei, I … Continue reading

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Hu Xijin: Don’t Go Too Far with Eileen Gu Propaganda

PRC nationalist propagandist and wolf warrior diplomat inspiration Hu Xijin, the former editor of the Global Times (a publication in the People’s Daily media family that had gotten too much foreign attention because it has an English-language edition) has finally … Continue reading

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Cultural Revolution Jokebook

An early 1980s Cultural Revolution Jokebook gives some insights into how the Cultural Revolution was allowed to be presented at that time. The focus was narrowed to some designated baddies — the “Gang of Four”. No Joking Matter but… Better … Continue reading

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2021: Lithuanian Press on PRC Trade Embargo, Pressure on EU Companies in Lithuania

I saw Noah Barkin’s tweet about the PRC trade embargo against Lithuania and pressure against EU companies that incorporate Lithuanian products in exports to the PRC. This will be an important issue to follow to better understand the evolution of … Continue reading

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