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China celebrates Mao’s 120th birthday, but events scaled back


China celebrates the 120th birthday of Mao Zedong, the founder of modern China, on Thursday, but will be scaling back festivities as President Xi Jinping embarks on broad economic reforms which have unsettled leftists. Mao has become a potent symbol for leftists within the ruling Communist Party who feel that three decades of market-based reform … Continue reading

China’s People’s Daily attacks US constitution


The People’s Daily continued its blitz on constitutionalism yesterday, with its overseas edition running another front-page commentary attacking US constitutional governance. The criticism comes amid an escalating debate over which political direction China is heading, ahead of a series of leadership meetings. The article, titled “American constitutional governance is more in name than in reality”, … Continue reading

Chinese outraged after People’s Daily ‘Dishonest Americans’ column goes viral


The People’s Daily, the mouthpiece of China’s Communist Party, has baffled and shocked people in China by launching a “Dishonest Americans” Series, aiming to “provide a more objective picture of what the US and Americans are really like.” “Most Chinese people think that Americans are honest, reliable, and righteous. But once you live in the … Continue reading

China mouthpiece claims rights over Okinawa


China‘s top newspaper on May 8, 2013, published a call for a “reconsideration” of Japan’s sovereignty over the island of Okinawa – home to major US bases – with the Asian powers already embroiled in a territorial row. The lengthy article in the People’s Daily, China’s most-circulated newspaper and the mouthpiece of the ruling Communist … Continue reading

New penis-shaped People’s Daily building is literally China’s propaganda organ


The shape of the new headquarters of the People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s main propaganda machine, has sparked heated discussion online for looking a bit too phallic. The building is still under construction in Beijing, but at its current stage, documented widely in pictures on social media sites, its shape is certainly suggestive. Most photos … Continue reading

Chinese state media says China makes American Christmas possible


Not so long after the Chinese government persecuted Christians, sometimes violently, its largest media outlet is boasting that Christmas would not be possible without China. The state-run People’s Daily on Monday announces, “American fellows, it is Christmas time, a time to wake up, have a strong cup of coffee, and see what gifts a Chinese … Continue reading

People’s Daily editorials signal harsher internet regulation in China


Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece the People’s Daily meted out harshly worded front-page editorials about internet regulation on Friday, Thursday and Tuesday this week, a move that might signal the party’s new campaign to impose further controls on the nation’s already heavily censored internet, especially its booming social media community. In Friday’s editorial titled “The internet … Continue reading

China’s People’s Daily falls for Kim Jong-un ‘sexiest man alive’ spoof


The online version of China’s Communist party newspaper has hailed a report by The Onion naming North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un as the sexiest man alive – not realising it is satire. The People’s Daily ran a 55-page photo spread on its website in a tribute to the leader, under the headline North Korea’s top leader … Continue reading

People’s Daily advocates pragmatism and low profile for China’s leaders


Pragmatic and low profile is reported to be a precise description of the current top leaders in China. They have scored great achievements in high economic growth, further liberation of the economy, establishment of the rule of law and publicising the ideas of “putting the people first.,” according to the report. Also in the Chinese … Continue reading

People’s Daily boss tells of paper’s role in Bo saga


The president of People’s Daily gave students at Shanghai’s Fudan University a rare insight into how the party mouthpiece rallied behind the Communist Party with a series of commentaries over the downfall of the disgraced former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai. The speech by Zhang Yannong on Thursday is part of a public relations campaign … Continue reading

US condemned as a money-mad fake democracy


State-owned media have stepped up their attack on Western democracy, targeting the United States in particular with accusations of corruption and lack of real democracy. The Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily said Western democracy worshipped money and was “fed by money”. “Wall Street is so powerful that it can hold the [US] Congress hostage and … Continue reading

State-run press issues rare call for political overhaul


In an unusual move, three leading mainland media outlets have published a series of commentaries calling for political reform amid the unfolding scandal surrounding Bo Xilai’s downfall. The People’s Daily, the ruling Communist Party’s mouthpiece, the official Xinhua news agency – run directly by the State Council – and the China Youth Daily, run by … Continue reading

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