Most recent post in Danwei Noon Report

SCMP follies and sacked vice mayors

Some China newsbites from the Net today:

• Asia Sentinel: Top Editor Forced to Resign at South China Morning Post

The turmoil inside Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post continued Monday with the forced resignation of the paper’s business editor, Stuart Jackson.

The move is seen inside the paper as a sharp rebuke to Post Editor-in-Chief Mark Clifford, as his closest ally departed for “personal reasons,” according to an internal e-mail sent a month after a staff revolt against Clifford brought to light sharp dissension inside one of Asia’s premier English language newspapers... (see also Apple Daily story on ESWN)

• The Penisula (Qatar): Palestinian, Israeli leaders to attend meet in Beijing

...The seminar of “Israeli and Palestinian people for peace” will be attended by Israel’s former deputy foreign minister Yossi Beilin, and by a former minister in the Palestinian Authority, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told a regular news briefing in Beijing yesterday.

• People's Daily: Sacked Beijing vice mayor expelled from Party

Beijing's former vice mayor Liu Zhihua, who was sacked in June for corruption, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC).

Liu has also been dismissed from all administrative posts, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC announced Tuesday. Judicial departments will also launch criminal proceedings against Liu.

• China Daily: Bush's big guns on Beijing visit

A high-level US delegation headed by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and comprising six members of cabinet rank in addition to the Fed chief are expected to arrive today for the first-ever Sino-US strategic economic dialogue that starts tomorrow.

Vice-Premier Wu Yi and Paulson, who lead the delegations, will discuss a number of economic fronts at the two-day meeting.

More posts in Danwei Noon Report
Confuciuan confusion
Tanks in the seat of power
Bruno Wu and Yang Lan in the press again
Why Feng Xiaogang shot such a lame Banquet
Leslie's not dead -- he's become a mountain hermit
Hunan TV's new publicity stunt
Rui'an protests documented online
Three Gorges movie wins Golden Lion
Actress accuses CCTV director on blog
China in Zambia
PSB: Fines can be appealed
FoxConn and newspaper kiss and make up
Special forces cops
Xinhua reports: Foxconn reduces claim against journalists to one yuan
My Hero wins ratings war
Apple iPod manufacturer tries to muzzle press in China
Spoofing fights back
Nearly three million cars in Beijing
Walmart communism and North Korean nanotech
Private property and Hugo Chavez
Karaoke fees and interest rates
Sex expert's speech causes spike in double bed sales
DIY music from Wang Lei
Illegal power
CCTV will not change its name
SARFT attacks Internet video
Net activism against hunting endangered animals and Dell
The problem of residence permits
Jiang and Bullog
Great careers in prison for editors
Air China's stock loses altitude
Bus bombs, Israel, Dell and robot chicks in China
CCTV investing in Hong Kong TV, People's Daily editors on acid
Battling street patrols and Li Yuchun
China Media Timeline
Major media events over the last three decades
Danwei Model Workers
The latest recommended blogs and new media
From 2008
Front Page of the Day
A different newspaper every weekday
From the Vault
Classic Danwei posts
+ Culture and corporate propaganda in Soho Xiaobao (2007.11): Mid-2007 issues of Soho Xiaobao (SOHO小报), illustrating the complicated identity of in-house magazines run by real estate companies.
+ Internet executives complain about excessive Net censorship (2010.03): Internet executives complain about excessive Net censorship at an officially sanctioned meeting in Shenzhen.
+ Crowd-sourced cheating on the 2010 gaokao (2010.06): A student in Sichuan seeks help with the ancient Chinese section of this year's college entrance exam -- while the test is going on!
Danwei Archives