Monthly Archives: November 2011

Chinese Government Attempts to Create Global Radio Cooperative

This week, Chinese Propaganda apparatchiks will gather in Beijing along with the heads of their international radio broadcaster, China Radio International (CRI) and a handful of representatives from radio stations around the globe, to announce the formation of a media cooperation … Continue reading

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Wen Jiabao’s Getting Fed Up and He’s Not Afraid to Show it

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has been the face of the Liberal wing of the CCP for quite some time, but his power and influence have always been topics of contention. With less than a year left in his term, he’s … Continue reading

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Obama’s Australia speech digs the boot into China… twice?

There’s been plenty of news and commentary about Obama’s trip to Australia and the increase in US troops that will be stationed in Darwin. There have also been media reports about Obama’s speech to the Australian parliament, where he talked … Continue reading

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Global Times echoes Foreign Minister on Australia’s role as US-China mediator.

In relation to the recent boost in American troops being stationed in Australia, one would expect to hear very different views espoused by Australia’s foreign minister who ardently supports the US, and the nationalistic arms of the Chinese Government. Actually, once … Continue reading

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Propagandist Behind ‘Founding of a Party’ Admits Audiences are Sick of these Movies

It’s not easy being a propagandist. When you succeed, the credit goes to whomever you’re ‘propagandizing’ and when you fail, everybody blames you. The recent awarding of a prestigious (well, comparatively prestigious) film prize to a propaganda film has highlighted … Continue reading

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Leadership in Government – A Comparison between Australia, the US and China

This is a piece I wrote for Online Opinion. I’m reproducing it here. It details some differences in governing styles between China, the US and Australia. Leadership in Government – A Comparison between Australia, the US and China. Whether their … Continue reading

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Some Thursday links – the ‘Stability’ edition.

One of my pet interests is the relationships between the Central Government, local governments and ‘stability preservation’. For interesting articles, this week has been a spectacular one with some high-quality articles. Start out with Yu Jianrong’s piece on ‘China’s Violent … Continue reading

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