Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

China celebrates its national day

China marked 63 years since the founding of the People's Republic.

China media: National Day reflection
Media in China are celebrating the nation's economic progress on National Day, but also highlight the need for more social reforms.

On the 64th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China, The Beijing News praises the country's economic might, but adds that the government needs to do more to protect citizens' rights…

The Communist Party's People's Daily contrasts China's survival and prosperity with "ideologically confused" Arab countries that fell victim to the Arab Spring by "copying the West" and putting excessive faith in democratisation…

In other National Day-related news, the People's Daily Overseas Edition showcases "frugal" flower decorations in Beijing that are in keeping with the party's ongoing anti-extravagance campaign…

The Southern Metropolis Daily says authorities on Thursday threatened to shut down Xianguo, Zaker, Mobee and other mobile applications that provide news information services without approval from official regulators. The crackdown is targeting services that allow access to pornography, false information and blocked foreign websites…

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