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News you must read today:
- China says Seoul’s plans for the reunification of the Korean peninsula is provocative and ratchets up regional tension. If that isn’t meddling in another country’s internal affairs, we don’t know what is.
- A new policy document by the government says the Chinese Communist Party alone can fight corruption, not an independent judiciary or a free media.
- A Chinese student at the University of Illinois writes about the difficulties faced by Chinese students in the United States on a daily basis.
- The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has declared that all VOIP services other than those offered by China Telecom and China Unicom are illegal. Skype, as well as other VOIP service providers like UUCall and AliWangwang, have been hit hard.
- Tom Doctoroff, our favourite China marketing guru, outdoes himself with the condescending tone in his new piece on the Huffington Post. In it, he argues that “[c]ontemporary Chinese society, still Confucian to the core, is driven by: 1) the need for societal acknowledgment and 2) diffused insecurity.”