Gao Fu, director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, caused a stir domestically and internationally over the weekend with comment…
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Weekly Open Thread 2021 #11: Human rights; Taiwan, Xi Jinping Thought on the Rule of Law Happy Friday! As always the discussion is wide open, I have three topics to spur some comments but feel free to ignore them and bring up whateve…
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Today’s Essential Eight items: Economic coercion not really working against Australia? Cheng Lei case Worries about risks in local financial institutio…
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Today’s Essential Eight items: New guidelines on promoting ideological and political education in the PLA Xi works Merkel US-China Taiwan TSMC making c…
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PRC officials sound very worried about the direction of the US-Japan relationship. President Biden and Prime Minister Suga meet in Washington DC next w…
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Monday was a holiday in China so today’s issue is a bit thin. Thanks to everyone who participated in the weekly thread that started Friday, and is stil…
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Weekly Open Thread 2021 #10: Gratitude; Narrative control; Xinjiang and social mediaHappy Friday! It is Good Friday as well as the start of the Qingming / Tomb Sweeping Festival. Apologies to those who opened yesterday’s newslet…
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Today is a big day for Sinocism, we have been acquired by the China Media Group as part of its efforts to better tell China’s story globally and its de…
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Today’s Essential Eight: Xi’s February 20 Party History Study Campaign kickoff speech Reaction to WHO-China mission report BBC and RTE journalists leav…
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The WHO report is out, no one is happy, and we will probably never know the origins of COVID-19. WHO Director-General Tedros’ remarks at the press brie…
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Thanks to everyone who participated in the weekly open thread that started last Friday. It is still ongoing, and is the most active one in a while. Tod…
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Weekly Open Thread 2021 #9: Sanctions; Cotton; Patriotism and MNCsHappy Friday! I have some questions in the text below, but as always feel free to discuss whatever you want. Congrats/condolences to the new cla…
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