Tag Archives: Global Times

About Ivan’s Competitors

A letter faxed from Ivan at his business address: Second stall from the left, Men’s lavatory, The Park, Ganymede Idaho Dear Ned and Catherine, In the past few days I’ve noticed what Obiwan Kenobe might call a “disturbance in the … Continue reading

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Global Times Calling Leni Riefenstahl

Through our unofficial sources, we have surmised that the Chinese Communist Party’s English Language rag “Global Times” might (or so we speculate) be interested in hiring a Western PR expert who is willing to whore his/her talents for the Ruling … Continue reading

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Global Times Advocates Detention of All Rio Tinto Staff in China

Global Times, an ultra-nationalistic CCP controlled tabloid attached to People’s Daily, claimed that public opinion demand to see all Rio Tinto staff in China placed under detention. There is nothing new about Global Times’ pouring gasoline onto the flames of … Continue reading

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Ivan has gone back to America

A while ago we lost touch with our American friend and co-blogger, Ivan.    And for some years we have known him to be secretive about his work. Over the past two years or so, he told us he had moved … Continue reading

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China: What IS China? Here’s a new theory.

China.   You’ve heard of it.   And it is indisputable that “China is shaking the world”. But what IS China?   What is really going on in China?   There is no simple answer.    All that any Western journalist or PR agent can … Continue reading

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China’s “Global Times” and treason

Catherine and I have noticed that recently, one of the American leaders of the English-language China-blogosphere has begun to work directly for the PRC’s propaganda organs. We do not posit a direct equivalence between that American man’s life and the … Continue reading

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