Tag Archives: corruption

Not all censorship is created equal

I’m a fairly staunch critic of censorship in all its forms, however one thing that bothers me is when people fail to distinguish between very different kinds of censorship, and ignore certain double-standards. The most recent culprit was this article … Continue reading

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A Devil’s Advocate’s Summary of Bo Xilai’s Fall from Grace

It doesn’t take an old China hand to know that there are rarely clear-cut answers when it comes to Chinese politics. Anybody who tells you that the recent sacking of Bo Xilai was obviously ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for the future … Continue reading

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The pot is boiling over in Wukan and it won’t look good for Wang Yang

The Daily Telegraph’s Malcolm Moore has reported on a Southern Coastal town which is now in open revolt. However, those who think that this event represents the beginning of some kind of profound shift, ought to pause for a moment. … 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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It’s All Relativity: Murky Connections and Guilt by Association

Just when you thought the Chen Guangcheng situation was coming to a head, things got weird. ‘Black-buddy-comedy’ style weird. In fact, I think they should make a movie about it. The ramifications for the producers go much further than pissing … Continue reading

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Updates on the Wenzhou train crash

Premier Wen Jiabao has made a speech at the site of the train crash, promising an investigation into the accident which would ‘stand the test of time’.  Numerous comments have been made, mocking the CCP’s idea of history, but that’s … Continue reading

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A top 10 list of problems for China’s new leadership

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been battening down the hatches in preparation for the leadership handover next year. At this point, we’ll see the new politburo standing committee, and President Hu Jintao in all likelihood will be replaced by Xi … Continue reading

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