Obama’s Colbert Cameo Somehow Goes Viral in China

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After U.S. President Barack Obama made a guest appearance on popular cable satire show The Colbert Report on Dec. 8, featuring deadpan cracks at his own low approval ratings and swiftly-graying hair, chuckling Chinese netizens couldn’t seem to resist …

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Happy Friday, Zhou Yongkang

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Eight minutes after midnight on Friday, the axe fell on Zhou Yongkang: a terse news release from state-run Xinhua news agencysaid that China’s former security czar Zhou had been expelled from the Chinese Communist Party, his …

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The Few, the Rich: Chinese Who Like Uncle Sam

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JINGZHOU, HUBEI — Ongoing probes against Rui Chenggang, a former anchor for China Central Television (CCTV), China’s state-owned broadcaster, continue to net related suspects in a wide sweep; the latest to fall, a public relationships …

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A ‘System Bitch’ Dissents

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A debate on Hong Kong suffrage prompted a sharp-tongued columnist for a small Communist Party newspaper in central China to unleash a pro-democracy rant on the Twitter-like Weibo social media platform on Nov. 15, drawing …

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