[NOTE] This is a translation of a report filed by (王和岩) Wang Heyan in (财经网) Caijing Net two days ago. The content of this report has been making quick rounds in various Chinese Internet forums. It was also picked by other news medias. The Communist Party Group of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Committee (CPPCC) is staying at the Friendship Hotel. The members of … [Read more...] about Translation: Why aren't we requiring finanacial disclosure by common folks?
July 9th, Buxi posted a story about Yang Jia. I think many of us were hoping that his trail would have been public, would have been transparent. But it wasn't. Rather it was done in closed session. … [Read more...] about (Letter from MutantJedi) Follow up on Yang Jia
For a change of topic from the Olympics, please check out two recent discussion threads at Talking Point Memo: "Out of Mao's Shadow" and its followup "Do not underestimate the CCP". … [Read more...] about Recommended readings: Two TPM discussion threads on China
In the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake, a "bottleneck lake" (堰塞湖) formed as a river was blocked by a landslide. Collapse of the dam posed a tremendous danger to those down-stream community, and the Chinese government spent huge resources and risked many lives to erase the lake. Guangdong provincial party secretary Wang Yang started a mini-landslide of his own, when 3 days … [Read more...] about Use Democracy to avoid a "Bottleneck Lake" in China
Saw on ESPN.com AP reports that Beijing will set up specially designated zones for protesters during next month's Olympics ... Liu Shaowu, director for security for the Beijing Olympic organizing committee, said Wednesday that areas in at least three public parks near outlying sporting venues have been set aside for use by demonstrators. … [Read more...] about (Letter from Bob) China to set up designated protest zones for Beijing Olympics