The People's Daily

People's Daily editorials signal harsher internet regulation

An internet cafe in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province. Photo: Xinhua

The Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece meted out harshly worded front-page editorials about internet regulation this week, a move that might signal the party’s new campaign to impose further controls on its booming social media community.

Friday, 21 December, 2012, 11:40am

Odd proposals

Border festival plea to boost friendly exchanges

Jin Shuoren, an NPC deputy from Jilin, has proposed the setting up of a border areas festival, the People's Daily reports. Jin said it could strengthen people's care and support of border areas, drive economic development and promote exchanges among different nationalities.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Party mouthpiece offers mixed message on theme of openness

Nothing better illustrates the split personality of the People's Daily than its own commentaries - sometimes presented in a highly insecure and intolerant tone while at other times showing a willing-to-listen attitude.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

To serve and to collect: the 10 personalities of public service

The bi-monthly magazine The People's Tribune, run by the Communist Party's official mouthpiece, the People's Daily, is a good place to find more colourful opinions on political issues.

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

Top police office leads war on organised crime

Three years of a campaign against organised crime on the mainland has resulted in the rise of a powerful police department.

27 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

New rules for enterprise bosses

China has toughened its anti-corruption regulations towards senior managers in state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to stave off misconduct and stop the loss of state-owned assets.

14 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

State agencies told to buy local

The mainland plans to introduce strict rules for government procurement of imported products, with the aim of protecting domestically manufactured products and promoting innovation, local media reported.

26 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Beijing reviews state firms' assets abroad

Latest scrutiny may uncover misuse of funds and lead to tighter controls, reports say

The central government has nearly completed a review of about one trillion yuan of offshore investments and assets held by state-owned enterprises in a move that may uncover corrupt use of state funds and lead to tighter controls of such assets, mainland media reports said.

26 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Avoid extravagance and live plainly, cadres told

Too many have been corrupted by luxury, says People's Daily

The People's Daily, has published two commentaries condemning cadres who squander public money while paying lip service to the notion of serving the people.

The latest, printed today, says many cadres have been corrupted by materialism and fallen because of a lust for luxury and extravagance.

25 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

County cadres receive lessons to help them build new socialist countryside

Beijing has stepped up efforts to address problems in the countryside, with more than 5,000 county heads across the nation expected to receive training at party schools in the next eight months.

30 May 2006 - 12:00am

Listen to the people: party chief

Guangdong party chief Zhang Dejiang has ordered officials throughout the province to make resolving public petitions a top priority and to 'earnestly' deal with the problems raised by the masses.

4 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Beijing should step in to stop Taishi violence

For a while, there was a glimmer of hope that the Taishi villagers' bid to remove their elected chief could become 'a model of local self-government in the Pearl River Delta'. That was how the local edition of the People's Daily once described the move by villagers to invoke the law for this purpose.

11 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Anti-graft 'hero' falls from grace amid claims of bribery

The 'anti-corruption hero' Communist Party chief of Lianjiang county in Fujian province has allegedly taken 2 million yuan in bribes and failed to account for the source of 6 million yuan in his possession.

7 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Solo and the city

According to the People's Daily, a survey in Beijing has found that 50 per cent of women with a monthly salary of 5,000 to 15,000 yuan (HK$4,700 to $14,100) are single.

23 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Fabricated reports rampant, says paper

Fabricated reports in the media have become rampant due to fierce competition among mainland publications and a lack of supervision of freelance reporters, an official newspaper says.

A signed commentary carried by the People's Daily recently questioned why so many mainland publications were willing to run unverified reports contributed by freelancers.

22 Apr 2002 - 12:00am