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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Prostitution thrives as officials say one thing and do another

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:50am by Cary Huang

    ... and six million prostitutes ply their trade on the mainland, according to a 2010 World Health Organisation report. Some estimates say there are as many as 10 million sex workers in the country. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Most welcome PLA joining Rimpac exercise with region's other navies

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by Cary Huang

    ... threat. They have since evolved to include most Pacific nations in a drill aimed at fostering interoperability among the various forces. While many observers regard the event as a public relations ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Fall of Rui Chenggang, celebrity news anchor, reveals the fault in our stars

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by Cary Huang

    ... officials- other authoritative figures in society can also commit corruption," the Global Times stated. "As a public figure, Rui's arrest has special implications, marking ... outlets, the government's main propaganda tools, have morphed into leading players of show business that function not unlike public relations agencies for the rich and powerful. Like ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    More Chinese than Westerners howl against annual dog meat festival

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:27am by Cary Huang

    ... and imprisonment. With growing concerns over public health and animal cruelty, there are increasing laws to protect animals. Chinese law makes it illegal to hunt, buy or eat any of the country's 420 ... are consumed in China for their supposed health benefits or as delicacies. But this year the festival, which has for decades been held during the summer solstice in Yulin, Guangxi province, has come ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    War commemoration suggests modern purpose for Beijing's version of history

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by Cary Huang

    ... political legacies, and Xi, at the ceremony, spoke at length about the party's leading role in defeating the Japanese. The anniversary came amid heightened public anger over corruption, despite ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Xi Jinping's recollections of sent-down youth burnish man-of-people image

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:15am by Cary Huang

    ... of the barren Loess Plateau during Mao Zedong's "Up to the mountains and down to the countryside" movement. The video has become a publicity coup for the president, on par ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Huang Haibo's case sheds light on the detention of prostitutes and clients

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:55am by Cary Huang

    ... was hotly debated among the public, with his critics and sympathisers in about equal measure. Last week, when Beijing police decided to detain Huang for a further six months under what is called ... or court hearing. Last week, more than 20 lawyers at the Beijing Dacheng Law Offices sought information from the Ministry of Public Security on the country's re-education detention centres. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Retirement of Xinwen Lianbo anchors prompts calls for overhaul of flagship CCTV news bulletin

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:30am by Cary Huang

    ... that the programme served as a tool of propaganda rather than a news report. " Xinwen Lianbo is the mouthpiece that is used to guide public opinion," said the daily. People on internet forums were, ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Previously taboo debate about prostitution emerges in state media after actor's arrest

    Posted May 25th 2014, 04:33am by Cary Huang

    ... to make prostitution off-limits for public discussion. But it became a national discussion after the crackdown in China's "sin city"- Dongguan in Guangdong. A report by China ... were arrested, and several top police officials were suspended or removed from duty. News of the raid was met with online comments like "Dongguan, hang in there" and "the public ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Reshuffles at propaganda organs underscore their importance to party

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:35am by Cary Huang

    ... most influential party propaganda organs. The reshuffles involved the replacement of senior executives and editors, as well as their deputies, at both publications. To put such significant ... placement in the publication or website. Analysis or commentary on the reshuffle was forbidden. Since their founding, the bi-monthly journal and official newspaper have served as the voice ...




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