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Cadence of Conflict: Asia, January 19, 2016


Victory! Taiwan finally defeated the old enemy of the East that the Chinese Communists could not. The KMT-Nationalist party has rarely faced such a stunning defeat. The enemy of the revolution, murderer of Taiwanese and thieves of Asia’s greatest assets, the witch of the East met her end at the hands, not of soldiers and … Continue reading

China journalist slams state TV for airing coerced public confession


A producer for China’s state broadcaster CCTV said on Monday that he had been fired after he criticised the network’s role in a controversial crackdown on online rumours. Wang Qinglei made the statement in an open letter, which has since been scrubbed from Chinese social media. He took issue with China Central Television‘s airing of … Continue reading

Australia’s new submarines to patrol Melanesia, Indonesia and South China Sea


The navy’s 12 planned new submarines will need the range to patrol the massive archipelago that stretches out from Australia’s Top End through Melanesia, Indonesia and the South China Sea. In peace time they will gather intelligence, but in any future war their main role will be to destroy enemy submarines and surface warships to … Continue reading

New penis-shaped People’s Daily building is literally China’s propaganda organ


The shape of the new headquarters of the People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s main propaganda machine, has sparked heated discussion online for looking a bit too phallic. The building is still under construction in Beijing, but at its current stage, documented widely in pictures on social media sites, its shape is certainly suggestive. Most photos … Continue reading

China: Reality pierces through ‘the happiest 30 minutes’ on television


Often mocked for propaganda and ignoring reality, mainland’s most-watched TV news show has begun casting a critical eye over life in China Mainland internet users sarcastically dubbed China Central Television‘s (CCTV) nightly prime-time newscast, Xinwen Lianbo, the “happiest 30 minutes” on television, but there are now fewer smiles than before. Broadcast on almost all mainland … Continue reading

Volkswagen’s China unit to recall cars; another target of state TV


China’s quality watchdog told Volkswagen AG (VOW) to recall vehicles fitted with the direct-shift gearbox system, after Europe’s biggest carmaker was targeted at China Central Television’s (CCTV) annual consumer-rights day program. The program targeted several western companies, raising considerable criticism of CCTV from China’s netizens. The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine issued the order after tracking … Continue reading

Are the Chinese happy?


The right to be unhappy  A survey called “are you happy” conducted by the China Central Television (CCTV) earlier in October showed that more than 70% of the Chinese being interviewed said they were happy. I have no doubt about the figure; of course Chinese are happy. Do we have another option? Earlier this year … Continue reading

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s swansong on democracy


For years, Premier Wen has talked about political reform and democracy, but seems to have little effect. However, he quoted the poem of Lin Zexu, a well-known patriot and talented official of the Qing Dynasty, to express his resolution to continue to strive for democracy till he dies. I should point out here that China’s … Continue reading

China Rebuts US Human Rights Report With Its Own Version


The annual human rights reports released by the United States have triggered strong opposition–in Iran, Syria, Pakistan and Belarus. That’s according to a news story from China’s state-run China Central Television. So the US released its annual human rights report last Thursday. And in response, China’s  Information Office of the State Council released its own … Continue reading

CCTV anchor ‘claims’ Philippines for China


An anchor on a state-run television network has accidentally declared the Philippines a part of China, in an embarrassing gaffe as tensions between the two nations run high. He Jia, anchor for China Central Television‘s (CCTV) nationally televised news broadcast, made the claim during a late Monday broadcast that has been repeatedly replayed on the … Continue reading

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