Buzzwords

With monthly and quarterly analyses of the dominant political discourse in the Party media in China, we unpack emerging trends and suss out the political environment.

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China, Rhetorical Giant?

China's "discourse power," writes one CCP scholar, has suffered under more than a century of Western dominance. But Chinese discourse, he argues, is undergoing a "great rejuvenation" on the world stage. Read More

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Reading the “Nine-Dash” Line

The so-called "nine-dash line" is at the centre of a territorial dispute in the South China Sea decided against China at the UN. But how has the "nine-dash line" been defended in the CCP's official newspaper? Read More

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When is a fact a fact in China?

In his February speech on media, President Xi Jinping talked about the need to "accurately report individual facts." But under stringent propaganda controls, what exactly does factuality amount to? Read More
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