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Unsolicited advice for Xinhua’s new CNC TV news outfit

To listen to people moan about the fact that China has sixty “Confucius Centers” in the US to America’s zilch-nada in China you’d think the Chinese were wrapping up hearts and minds around the planet while America gets relegated to … Continue reading

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General retreat!

Well, that didn’t take long. A couple of days ago foreign media reported on a book by PLA Senior Colonel Liu Mingfu calling for China to seek global military supremacy. Today, the China Daily carries a follow-up titled, “China’s military … Continue reading

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The elephant in the newsroom

Imagethief was interested to read in yesterday’s People’s Daily Online a brief article reporting on a conference to address the problems that China’s international news organizations face in reaching foreign audiences. The discussion focused on how China is portrayed by … Continue reading

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The abstraction of diplomacy and the reality of rocks through windows

From my blog reading, some of the widespread conclusions about the ongoing stream of anti-Japanese protests in China are: The nominal grievances, Japan’s textbooks that gloss over culpability for wartime atrocities and generally insufficient post-war contrition, are, in reality, minor. … Continue reading

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