Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn, December 13, 2006 12:07 PM
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 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.
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.
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.
Bruno Wu and Yang Lan in the press again
Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn, September 18, 2006 11:15 AM - Comments: 0
Why Feng Xiaogang shot such a lame Banquet
Posted by Joel Martinsen, September 15, 2006 11:51 AM - Comments: 6
Leslie's not dead -- he's become a mountain hermit
Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn, September 14, 2006 1:31 PM - Comments: 3
Rui'an protests documented online
Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn, September 12, 2006 11:45 AM - Comments: 2
Three Gorges movie wins Golden Lion
Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn, September 11, 2006 12:02 PM - Comments: 0
Actress accuses CCTV director on blog
Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn, September 8, 2006 11:48 AM - Comments: 6
FoxConn and newspaper kiss and make up
Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn, September 4, 2006 12:00 PM - Comments: 1
Xinhua reports: Foxconn reduces claim against journalists to one yuan
Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn, August 31, 2006 11:48 AM - Comments: 6
Apple iPod manufacturer tries to muzzle press in China
Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn, August 29, 2006 10:35 AM - Comments: 8
Nearly three million cars in Beijing
Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn, August 25, 2006 10:27 AM - Comments: 0
Walmart communism and North Korean nanotech
Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn, August 24, 2006 11:23 AM - Comments: 0
Sex expert's speech causes spike in double bed sales
Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn, August 21, 2006 11:29 AM - Comments: 2
Net activism against hunting endangered animals and Dell
Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn, August 14, 2006 10:55 AM - Comments: 0
Great careers in prison for editors
Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn, August 9, 2006 12:00 PM - Comments: 0
Bus bombs, Israel, Dell and robot chicks in China
Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn, August 7, 2006 12:00 PM - Comments: 0
CCTV investing in Hong Kong TV, People's Daily editors on acid
Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn, August 3, 2006 12:06 PM - Comments: 3
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Big in China: An adapted excerpt from Big In China: My Unlikely Adventures Raising A Family, Playing The Blues and Becoming A Star in China, just published this month. Author Alan Paul tells the story of arriving in Beijing as a trailing spouse, starting a blues band, raising kids and trying to make sense of China.
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+ David Moser on Mao impersonators (2004.10): I first became aware of this phenomenon in 1992 when I turned on a Beijing TV variety show and was jolted by the sight of "Mao Zedong" and "Zhou Enlai" playing a game of ping pong. They both gave short, rousing speeches, and then were reverently interviewed by the emcee, who thanked them profusely for taking time off from their governmental duties to appear on the show.