Posts Tagged ‘Weibo’

The Beijing Party Secretary and the Crowd: Incident at Mount Paektu

By | July 19, 2012

On July 15, Liu Qi [刘奇], the CCP Party Secretary of Beijing, made an imperial progress to Mount Paektu/Changbaishan, resulting in the closing of the mountain to thousands of Chinese and South Korean tourists. The story is told in Chinese Weibo-style (handful of pics and some salty captions) here.  In a nutshell, Liu Qi’s motorcade […]

Crouching Hostage, Hidden Tiger

By | May 29, 2012

Crouching Hostage, Hidden Tiger Adam Cathcart Pierced by its most serious domestic political crisis since the late 1980s, China’s leaders have this spring returned to “riding the tiger” of nationalism, hoping to drain off public anxiety and attention from Beijing and focus on China’s sea disputes with, well, just about everybody. Cue an exceptionally-timed act […]

Porous Net: 28 Questions on the “Chinese Fisherman Held Hostage by North Korea” Narrative

By | May 21, 2012

Porous Net: 28 Questions on the “Chinese Fisherman Held Hostage by North Korea” Narrative by Adam Cathcart It remains a bit early to draw sweeping conclusions about what this all means, the data points are adding up to a not-so-pretty picture and the fallout to China’s relationship with North Korea seems likely to be rather […]

Between Benign Neglect and Active Deportation: Chinese Policy on North Korean Refugees

By | February 27, 2012

Beijing’s role as a regional and international channel for inter-Korean relations has its benefits, and highlights the PRC’s centrality and prestige.  At other times, however, that same centrality is a quagmire, as with the refugee issue.  How does the CCP regard the refugees, and how has the relevant policy shifted, if at all?  What role […]

Conflicting Signals on the Refugee Issue, and a KCNA-Xinhua Pastiche

By | February 27, 2012

While the refugee issue metasizes in Seoul and curiously grows on the Chinese internet, life continues its rhythms in Pyongyang, and in the hallways of state media. — Editor Conflicting Signals on the Refugee Issue, and a KCNA-Xinhua Pastiche by Adam Cathcart – There were some very strong hints following Li Keqiang’s visit to both […]