China news and analysis to 14 October not surprisingly focuses on the CCP Congress which gets underway on the 18th, including a selection of the many helpful guides and commentaries on the Congress, plus pandas. Politics Under Xi Jinping, China is turning back to dictatorship (Financial Times, 11 October) For the first time in nearly … Continue reading Not just pandas! China news in the week to 14 October
China news to 7 October including CCP increases control over companies in China, Sun Zhengcai expelled from party, pollution targets and modernising the legal system. Politics Communist party asserts control over China Inc (Financial Times, 3 October) China’s Communist party is making clear that it expects to dictate business decisions — not only at state-owned enterprises, … Continue reading NOT JUST PANDA’S! CHINA NEWS IN THE FORTNIGHT TO 7 OCTOBER
The Scottish Centre for China Research Postgraduate Network has organised a roundtable discussion on the Chinese Communist Party Congress, the most important event in Chinese politics. Thursday 12 October 2017, 4.30-6.00pm Room 718, Adam Smith Building, University of Glasgow main campus (D8 on the campus map: http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_335384_en.pdf) Speakers: • Professor Jane Duckett, Director, Scottish Centre … Continue reading Roundtable: China’s Game of Thrones? What to expect from China’s 19th Party Congress, 12 October
Written by Tom Fowdy. Misleadingly attributed as allies, China’s contemporary relationship with Pyongyang is rooted in its strategic value against the United States. As North Korea’s provocative behaviour stifles China’s regional ambitions by inviting a greater U.S presence into North East Asia, the Xi Jinping premiership has sought to navigate between the problematic pressures of … Continue reading Sanctions Diplomacy: The American Factor in contemporary China-North Korea Relations
News from China in the week to 2 September, including date set for 19th Congress, plans for 'flying train' and UK PM calls on Xi to do more to curb N Korea. Politics The big political news of the week was the announcement that the CCP's twice-a-decade get together (the party’s 19th National Congress) will … Continue reading Not just pandas! News from China in the week to 2nd September
Written by Avital Avina. Framing—a martyr and dissident or an agitator and instigator? In my previous blog post, I wrote about the life of Liu Xiaobo. In part 2, I look more closely at how media frames affect the coverage of Liu Xiaobo’s work, life, and death. It is important to note that ‘frame’ here … Continue reading Pt.2: Liu Xiaobo dies at 61: a look at his life.
Written by Caterina Bellinetti. Compromise seems to be the word of the century. Compromise also seems to be the reason why Cambridge University Press (CUP) initially agreed to censor certain contents of The China Quarterly at the request of the Chinese government. The first statement that CUP published read that they: “will only consider blocking … Continue reading On Academic Freedom and Integrity
News stories about China from the last week, including academic censorship, war of words between China and India, China's tech wizards and redefining what it means to be Chinese. Life in China China Faces Daunting Challenges as Senior Care Comes of Age (Caixin, 18 August) As the nation’s population of 1.4 billion ages and urbanises, the number … Continue reading Not just pandas! News from China 13-19 August