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daily 09/18/2015

    • Xi Jinping’s brutality is less well appreciated than that of other leaders like Russia’s Vladimir Putin.
    • China increasingly hunts people seeking refuge from Beijing’s persecution overseas and, of course, remains the only government in the world to imprison a Nobel Peace Prize winner.
    • Chinese state media outlets will run advertising supplements in US media just as rosy and scrubbed as the propaganda featured domestically.
    • Lafayette Park—just opposite the White House—will be closed on the days of the visit, perhaps for security reasons, perhaps for public relations reasons and perhaps at the request of China,
    • Some Chinese students will no doubt be compelled to cheer Xi’s arrival (though some may also do so willingly).
    • his brothers are being prosecuted in Xinjiang in clear retaliation for his work.
    • growing sophistication by Beijing in selling the Chinese government’s version of reality to a well-informed and powerful audience.
    • discussion of President Xi’s book on governing China.

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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