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  • Shanghaied

    Shanghaied

    Reeling under a massive Covid-19 outbreak of the BA.2 variant, what is happening in the city of 26 million people which accounts for 3-5 per cent of China’s GDP according to some estimates, is an illustration of the overreach of an absolutist state.

    April 14, 2022
  • Fandom threat

    Fandom threat

    The attempt to control fandom culture is part of the matrix of supressing youth entertainment in China, including severe restrictions on online gaming. Some like David Bandurski, co-director of the China Media Project partnered by the University of Hong Kong, say all this talk of rescuing Chinese youth from their own appetites is in fact a smokescreen for a far more serious purpose.

    April 12, 2022
  • Communist calisthenics

    Communist calisthenics

    There’s also no indication that the CCP leadership will change its position on the rights curbs in Xinjiang and Hong Kong or back off from the intense pressure it is exerting on Taiwan not to harbour any ambitions of independence.

    April 9, 2022
  • Cheer for sport is a cheer for CCP

    Cheer for sport is a cheer for CCP

    China’s reputation worsened after the safety of tennis star Peng Shuai, an alleged sexual assault victim, became a matter of international concern. Domestically, however, the Olympics are portrayed as something that benefits the Chinese people – a way for Chinese athletes to achieve glory and to showcase the Communist Party’s ability to execute a worldclass sporting event. The underlying narrative glorifies the regime and legitimises the CCP’s institutions and practices.

    February 8, 2022
  • CCP deploys online disinformation campaigns to distract from int’l criticism

    CCP deploys online disinformation campaigns to distract from int’l criticism

    Accounts in the CNCC dataset tweeted about Korean television dramas as well as sharing spam and porn material before tweeting Xinjiang content.

    December 3, 2021
  • Dragon’s Swansong~II

    Dragon’s Swansong~II

    This will be an eventful year in China's and the world's history. This will be a year of posturing, where public and private positions of nations will vary sharply. The time till 31 October 2020 will hang heavy on China's leadership, as also the entire world.

    June 20, 2020