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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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A Sign of the Times: Party Propaganda Reaching for New Heights of Absurdity

China’s real achievements in lifting great numbers of its people out of poverty are still accompanied by bodyguards of lies. It makes me wonder why China’s Communist Party could be surprised at how little credibility it has both within China … Continue reading

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2011: How to Write for PRC Party/Government Internal Confidential News System

This 2011 article on writing for internal confidential Party and government bulletins and reports gives insights into the characteristics Communist Party’s internal information system (many Chinese journalists write for both the internal reference (neican 内参) information reports and for the … Continue reading

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A Funny Party Organ: The Global Times

One can be tempted to dismiss Global Times as just foaming-at-the-mouth stuff but as the English and Chinese editions have similar content. I remember some Open Source Center colleagues writing that articles on the Chinese side  appear on the English … Continue reading

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Liao Yiwu: May We Never Forget Chinese Citizen-Journalist Li Zehua

Citizen-journalist Li Zehua, a freelance citizen-journalist who went to Wuhan during the outbreak of the coronavirus there, was detained by Chinese police on February 26th shortly after trying to do some investigation in the vicinity of the Wuhan P4 Laboratory … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #21: The Twenty-fifth Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 16, 2020

February 16th, 2020 The Twenty-fifth day of the Wuhan City Closure When I opened my eyes this morning, the room was so full of sunlight that it seemed that yesterday’s snowstorm had never happened. If we only could open our … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #14: The Eighteenth Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 9, 2020

 February 9  The Eighteenth Day of the Wuhan City Closure This morning I woke up to someone singing a song outside my window.  Listening closely, I could tell that it was Angela Zhang [Zhang Shaohan]’s song “Dear it’s Not love” … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #10: The Fourteenth Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 5, 2020

February 5 : Fourteenth Day of Wuhan City Closure Today is the 14th of the Wuhan City closure.  I have been writing this diary for two weeks now. I first took pen in hand to help ease my own anxiety … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #9: The Thirteenth Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 4, 2020

February 4 — Day Thirteen of the Wuhan City Closure It is very sunny today. When I got up this morning, the sun’s rays just poured into the bedroom, bathing the entire bed. For just a moment, I thought it … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #8: The Twelfth Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 3, 2020

February 3rd, The 12th day of Wuhan Quarantine My cough has improved significantly over the past two days. Although I still cough a little, it is much better. My mother had a fever for the last few days but her … Continue reading

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