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UPI, October 3, 2011: An ugly momentum is building in the South China Sea, where an official Chinese newspaper called last week for war against Vietnam and the Philippines to uphold China's assertion of sovereignty over the mineral-rich seabed, estimated to hold 7 billion barrels of oil and 900 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The lead article in the Chinese Communist Party newspaper Global Times Tuesday carried the headline "The time to use force has arrived in the South China Sea; Let's wage wars on the Philippines and Vietnam to prevent more wars." "The South China Sea is the best place for China to wage wars," the article said. "Of the more than 1,000 oil rigs there, none belongs to China; of the four airfields in the Spratly Islands, none belongs to China; once a war is declared, the South China Sea will be a sea of fire [with burning oil rigs]. Who will suffer the most from a war? Once a war starts there, the Western oil companies will flee the area, who will suffer the most?" The article went on to argue that "the wars should be focused on striking the Philippines and Vietnam, the two noisiest troublemakers, to achieve the effect of killing one chicken to scare the monkeys" - War in South China Sea?
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Yahoo! News, October 21, 2011: China moved to embrace Libya's new government Friday after Moammar Gadhafi's death, updating its references to the former leader in state media — from the "strongman" who defied the West to the "madman" whose time ran out. China initially refused to support the rebels or to criticize Gadhafi, but started building ties to the insurgents as the months-long Libya conflict wore on. Jetisoning any last vestige of neutrality, China's Foreign Ministry called Friday for the rapid launch of an inclusive political process and economic reconstruction in Libya. Meanwhile, state media outlets began referring to Gadhafi in disparaging terms not seen before. As recently as late August, Gadhafi had been portrayed in relatively complimentary terms as a "Middle Eastern strongman" who defied Western threats and pressure. On Friday, however, the Web sites of both the official Xinhua News Agency and People's Daily newspaper ran photos of him, including those of his corpse, alongside side captions describing him as insane - Gadhafi goes from 'strongman' to 'madman' in China
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The New York Times, December 4, 2011: While Chinese leaders speak in favor of political reform, local authorities routinely deny voters the chance to freely choose a political representative. Such official machinations have become more obvious and more intense this year — a telling indicator of the government’s paranoia over a greatly increased pool of independent candidates, even given the near powerlessness of the congresses. A final assessment is still months away. But Li Fan, an election expert who has been monitoring the elections around the country, said the votes were more rigged than ever. “It is a big step backward from previous years,” said Mr. Li, director of the World and China Institute, a nongovernmental research center in Beijing. The government, obsessed with the notion that political stability must be maintained, “has taken strict control of the elections,” he said - Alarmed by Independent Candidates, Chinese Authorities Crack Down
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Mail Online, December 14, 2011: Police have laid siege to a village in southern China, blocking routes in and out and cutting off food supplies in an attempt to crush land protests. Police started blocking roads to Wukan, a fishing village of 20,000 people in Guangdong province, late last week after violence flared over a villager who died in police custody. Some food was allowed in from Monday but police have prevented villagers from fishing and supplies are running low, locals have told news agencies. The siege seems to be an attempt to choke off a rebellion that began three months ago when, in protest at land seizures, furious villagers rampaged through the town, smashing cars, burning buildings and kicking out local officials and police - Chinese police lay siege to village after riots over butcher who died of 'cardiac failure' while in police custody

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Kommunistpartiet har visstnok gitt etter overfor innbyggerne i Wukan:

    Reuters, December 21, 2011: A Chinese village protest that tested the ruling Communist Party for over a week ended on Wednesday after officials offered concessions over seized farmland and the death of a village leader, in a rare spectacle of the government backing down to mobilised citizens. Residents of Wukan, in southern Guangdong province, had fended off police with barricades and held protests over the death in police custody of activist Xue Jinbo, whose family rejects the government's position that he died of natural causes, and against the seizure of farmland for development. But after talks with officials, village representatives told residents to pull down protest banners and go back to their normal lives -- provided the government keeps to its word - China village ends protests after government compromise
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Islamister på fremmarsj i grenseområdene mellom Kina og Pakistan:

    China Bystander, December 30, 2011: More trouble on China’s western borders, this time inside them. Eight people have been killed in another clash between police and suspected Uighur separatists in Hotan, the prefecture containing the Xinjiang city of the same name close to the border with the Pakistan-controlled part of Kashmir. In July, 14 people died in a firefight in the city after a group of 18 men took over a police station in the city, replacing the Chinese flag flown there with a pro-Jihadist banner. The militant East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) subsequently claimed responsibility for the attack, and for two attacks in Kashgar the same month. In this latest incident, police say they rescued two hostages whom they say “violent terrorists” had kidnapped in a remote mountainous southern area of the prefecture, killing seven of the kidnappers and wounding four others - Religious Extremism Said To Be Surging In Western China

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BBC News, January 2, 2012: Reports from the Ningxia region of northern China say hundreds of Muslim villagers have fought with riot police who tore down a mosque. Hong Kong-based human rights monitors said the trouble erupted on Friday after police declared the mosque an illegal structure. The monitors say 50 people were injured and more than 100 detained. Chinese officials confirmed a mosque was pulled down. They said there were injuries and some people were detained. Reports of the incident have only just emerged. The details remain sketchy and accounts of the scale of the trouble vary - China unrest over mosque demolition in Ningxia
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Innlegg QIQrrr 19 Jan 2012, 19:16

Kinesisk mineralutvinning på Grønland kan bli en realitet:

    The Wall Street Journal, January 18, 2012: As policymakers in Washington focus on China’s expanding presence in Africa and growing assertiveness in the South China Sea and Indian Ocean region, Danish diplomatic assistance is opening the gate for China to establish a strategic foothold in the Arctic - China’s New Strategic Target: Arctic Minerals
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Radio Free Asia, January 24, 2012: Chinese authorities shot dead as many as five Tibetans and seriously wounded 40 others on Tuesday in the second day of bloodshed as protests escalated in the troubled Kardze (in Chinese, Ganzi) prefecture in Sichuan province, local sources said. A crackdown has been launched in Serthar (in Chinese, Seda) county where the incident occurred, with about 40 protesters arrested and all public movements limited, the sources said. "A kind of martial law has been imposed," a local resident, calling himself Ganta, told RFA. "Tibetans are confined to their homes as the Chinese police fire on anyone who ventures outside in the streets," another local source said - More Shot Dead As Protests Escalate
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Positiv utvikling etter oppstanden i Wukan:

    The Telegraph, February 1, 2012: For the thousands who gathered on a warm sunny day in Wukan it was the first time they had ever seen a ballot paper. Until now, this southern Chinese fishing village has chosen its leaders behind closed doors, allowing a small elite to rule for decades, and, the villagers complained, hugely enrich themselves. Then, last month, the village rose up, threw out the local Communist party and withstood a police siege. Now Wukan is being held up as a model for how China can reform the often corrupt village governance that has been a major cause of unrest in recent years. The local Communist party may even be using Wukan as a pilot case: the village's leaders said it had footed "most of" a 300,000 yuan (£30,000) bill to hold three sets of elections. The first poll took place on Wednesday, in the village school, and, despite a small scuffle at the beginning over access for Hong Kong journalists, unfolded smoothly - Wukan protest village goes to polls
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Statsministeren i Etiopia mener at Kinas inntreden i Afrika har gitt lenge etterlengtede resultater:

    China Daily, April 27, 2012: Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi insists China is now coming to the rescue of Africa after a failed Western ideology of the past three decades has let the continent down. He said the so-called Washington Consensus that aimed to liberalize the economies of developing countries had demonstrably failed and the Chinese were now picking up the pieces. "The official doctrine among the international financial institutions which in the past determined policy in Africa was that infrastructure would be taken care of by the private sector. Well, we have waited 30 years and nothing much has happened," he said. "When the Chinese companies came in and started building infrastructure in a big way they were filling this major gap in the development of Africa. We, in Africa, should feel very satisfied with it" - China 'picking up the pieces' in Africa

Noen ambisiøse ildsjeler ser imidlertid ut til å tro at Afrika er Norges bakgård:

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Reuters, October 21, 2012: China's top leaders have asked policy think-tanks to draw up their most ambitious economic reform proposals in decades that could curb the power of state firms and give more freedom to the setting of interest rates and the yuan currency. [...] High on the list drawn up by the advisers is how to contain the government's meddling in the economy and clip the wings of more than 100,000 state-owned enterprises (SOEs) which enjoy enormous privileges, including preferential access to bank lending and government contracts. Other reforms include allowing the market to set the cost of bank credit, land and various natural resources - China cabinet seeks ambitious economic reform agenda: advisers
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Innlegg Jan A. Skarstein 27 Mai 2013, 13:29

Meget bra artikkel om Kina og Kinesisk økonomi i WSJ. Mye av det de skriver stemmer med hva jeg selv ser og opplever her i Kina, samt noe som var nytt for meg også. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... ding_now_5


Reading Hayek in Beijing
A chronicler of Mao's depredations finds much to worry about in modern China.
"This book had a huge impact on me," he says, holding up his dog-eared Chinese translation of Friedrich Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom." Hayek's book, he explains, was originally translated into Chinese in 1962 as "an 'internal reference' for top leaders," meaning it was forbidden fruit to everyone else. Only in 1997 was a redacted translation made publicly available, complete with an editor's preface denouncing Hayek as "not in line with the facts," and "conceptually mixed up."


"China's economy is not what [Party leaders] claim as the 'socialist-market economy,' " he says. "It's a 'power-market' economy."

What does that mean?

"It means the market is controlled by the power. . . . For example, the land: Any permit to enter any sector, to do any business has to be approved by the government. Even local government, down to the county level. So every county operates like an enterprise, a company. The party secretary of the county is the CEO, the president."

Put another way, the conventional notion that the modern Chinese system combines political authoritarianism with economic liberalism is mistaken: A more accurate description of the recipe is dictatorship and cronyism, with the results showing up in rampant corruption, environmental degradation and wide inequalities between the politically well-connected and everyone else. "There are two major forms of hatred" in China today, Mr. Yang explains. "Hatred toward the rich; hatred toward the powerful, the officials." As often as not they are one and the same.
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Innlegg Jan A. Skarstein 18 Sep 2013, 14:08

Nytt om yttringsfrihet i Kina, forrige uke inntrådte en ny lov som skal gjør det ulovlig å spre rykter på Weibo (Kinesisk Twitter). Det har tidligere vært gjort forsøk på propagandakampanjer gog krav om å registrere seg ved fullt navn på Weibo. Disse kampanjene har ikke vært sælig virkningsfulle, men forsskjellen nå er at det faktisk har blitt en lov. Flere regimekritiske bloggere har allerde blitt arrestert for poster de har publisert før loven tredte i kraft.

Chinese Corruption-Busting Microblogger Boss Hua Detained – China Real Time Report – WSJ The official newspaper of China’s military, Liberation Daily, reported on its verified feed on Sina Corp.’s Weibo microblogging site that the microblogger known by the pen name “Boss Hua Has Lost His Golden Cudgel” was being interrogated by police in Beijing’s eastern Chaoyang district, though it did not say when or why he was taken away…Boss Hua, a watch aficionado whose real name is Wu Dong, became famous last year after he started identifying the luxury watches worn by officials in photographs posted online. He is widely credited with helping bring down Yang Dacai, a former official known as “Brother Watch” because of his penchant for expensive time pieces.
http://sinocism.us5.list-manage.com/tra ... c480cfc6eb

Det var mange som var positive til regimeskifte i Kina som beggynte i november med ny statsminister og president, men det viser seg at man skal aldri stole på politikere. Spessielt ikke de fra Kinas Kommunistiske Parti. Jeg hadde selv et lite håp om at ting skal bli bedre. Xi Jinping, nåværende statsminister kom med noen lovende uttalelser i forkant av maktskiftet.

Uansett, Kina er nærmere og nærmere det punktet hvor de trenger å gjennomføre strukturelle reformer for å sikre framtidig vekst, og det er nettopp gjennom økonomisk vekst at kommunistpartiet fortsatt klarer å klamre seg til et siste fnugg av legititet i folks øyne. Det er fortsatt tidlig i Xi Jinpings era, men fra der jeg sitter ser det ikke så veldig lovende ut.
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Innlegg Jan A. Skarstein 27 Sep 2013, 07:41

“Struggling” against constitutionalism
Readers may remember Qian Gang’s analysis on September 2 in which he showed that the attack on constitutionalism had not yet reached core official Party media. While there were important pieces appearing online, and in less representative (of the central leadership) publications like the overseas edition of the People’s Daily, nothing had yet appeared in either the People’s Daily or the Party journal Seeking Truth.

That has now changed. In a piece called “Leaders Must Enhance the Strength of Their Political Convictions” (领导干部必须增强政治定力) run in yesterday’s edition of the People’s Daily, Yuan Chunqing (袁纯清), the top leader of Shanxi province, directly criticized liberalism, democratic socialism, universal values and “Western constitutionalism and democracy.” These ideas, he said, “are wrong ideas intended to throw China off the track of socialism and break it away from the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party.”


http://cmp.hku.hk/2013/09/25/34196/

Mer dårlig nytt fra Kina, virker som om strukturelle reformer på spessielt sosialt og politisk plan ikke blir å se med det første. Etter det som jeg vet har ingen i selve regjeringen uttalt seg direkte negativt om konstitusjonalisme, på tross av anti-konstitusjonalisme-bølgen Kina er i nå. Men det at sjefen for en provins uttaler seg såpass bombastisk er et dårlig tegn. Dog, mer konservativ "maoistisk" kommunisme stod ikke i veien når regjeringen i Beijing kvittet seg med Bo Xilai tidligere.
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