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People's Daily

People’s Daily hints at anti-Japan sanctions

The mouthpiece of China’s Communist Party warned on Monday that Japan’s economy could suffer for up to 20 years if Beijing chose to impose sanctions over an escalating territorial row.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Propaganda players lost the plot a bit this week

Perhaps it's a sign that China's propaganda regime has grown too large when its different parts start fighting each other.

5 Sep 2012 - 3:57am

A wake-up call for the environment

Increasing environmental awareness and militancy is testing mainland authorities' efforts to maintain stable development and social harmony ahead of a once-in-a-decade leadership change. Twice within a month violent protests that would have been put down in the past have resulted in officials backing down.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm

Better late than never for a stirring echo from the past

Official media don't usually mess up important dates. So, why was Deng Xiaoping's call for reform in Shenzhen in January 20 years ago being remembered so fondly last week?

Maybe some media managers wanted to time the activities for closer to the annual session of the National People's Congress, which starts in Beijing in a week.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Quotes of the Week

They get enough money from government. Maybe the reason the newspaper plans to charge is because they never need to worry about subscribers boycotting them over the fee

Mainland journalist Xu Wei, commenting on a plan by People's Daily to charge for its online version, a move which assumes it has (enough) subscribers

2 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

4 dailies 'severely punished for lying'

Lies, damn lies and statistics can get you into hot water - especially if you're in mainland media.

Four mainland newspapers have been 'severely punished' for publishing reports stating that 70 per cent of the mainland's wealth is in the hands of just 0.4 per cent of the population - and that most of the super-rich have close ties to senior party officials.

26 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Survey reveals student apathy about movement

An official survey indicates that 40 per cent of university students regard the May Fourth Movement as mostly about patriotism. But on mainland campuses, many students cannot seem to find any relevance at all.

5 May 2009 - 12:00am

All change at top in media machine

New men in charge of party mouthpieces

The central government has appointed the former president of People's Daily as the new minister for the State Council's Information Office in a reshuffle of personnel at the ruling party's and government's news organs and propaganda machine, according to reliable sources.

1 Apr 2008 - 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

Red banner of patriotism fails to hold back bulls

Looks like China's securities policy-makers are getting fidgety about the stock markets again.

Since the end of last month, China Securities - a financial daily reflecting the views of the China Securities Regulatory Commission - has been running a series of page one commentaries urging steady growth of the markets.

11 Apr 1997 - 12:00am