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  • Inside China: Internet crackdown on opinion leaders

    By Miles Yu

    Commentators in the People's Liberation Army (PLA) are cheering the government crackdown on online opinion leaders. Published September 19, 2013

  • Inside China: Military entertainers

    By Miles Yu

    The People's Liberation Army (PLA) operates a large "entertainment corps" known for its extraordinary privilege, unique access to power elites and wasteful extravagance. Now President Xi Jinping is vowing to tighten controls on military entertainers. Published September 5, 2013

  • Inside China: Beijing's hot Bo-tato

    By Miles Yu

    The show trial in China of recently purged communist leader Bo Xilai has become an unexpected national sensation. Mr. Bo has cleverly — and some say with carefully delivered court eloquence — turned the tables on his accusers and indirectly on the Communist Party judicial system. And the incumbent Communist Party supreme leadership appears to be furious. Published August 29, 2013

  • Inside China: China ridicules Indian navy

    By Miles Yu

    The successful launch of India's first indigenously built aircraft carrier, the INS Vikrant, and the tragic accident of an Indian navy Kilo-class submarine that killed 18 sailors created fodder for Chinese state media to use in ridiculing its neighbor. Published August 22, 2013

  • Inside China: Military delays commercial flights

    By Miles Yu

    In a rare moment of candor, the official China Daily newspaper disclosed that China's notorious commercial airline delays are caused mainly by a near monopoly on airspace by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force. Published August 15, 2013

  • Inside China: PLA on Taiwan's weapons

    By Miles Yu

    A People's Liberation Army major general said recently that Taiwan should abandon the U.S. as its main weapons supplier and buy arms from Beijing instead. Published August 1, 2013

  • Inside China: China's' Xi courts Taiwan's Ma

    By Miles Yu

    Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou of the ruling Kuomintang Party received a rare congratulation message from Chinese President Xi Jinping. Analysts say the message contained some surprises. Published July 25, 2013

  • Inside China: China, Pakistan reach deal on 'economic corridor'

    By Miles Yu

    China and Pakistan signed an agreement July 5 that will create an "economic corridor" linking northwestern China to the Arabian Sea, according to the official government newspaper China Daily. Published July 18, 2013

  • Inside China: Chinese navy courts Seychelles

    By Miles Yu

    The Chinese naval vessel the Harbin, a Type 052 heavy destroyer, arrived mid-June at the Republic of Seychelles with a special mission: Display friendliness and take part in the Seychelles National Day parade. Published July 11, 2013

  • Inside China: Hong Kong protests

    By Miles Yu

    About 430,000 Hong Kong residents braved heavy rain Sunday to demand the direct election of local leaders. Demonstrators filled the main streets in defiance of the Chinese communist government. Published July 4, 2013

  • Inside China: Park Geun-hye fever sweeps China

    By Miles Yu

    For weeks, China has been anticipating the first state visit by South Korea's first female president, Park Geun-hye. She began her tour Thursday, and China's state-controlled media have been fanning "Park fever" to highlight the "strategic importance" of her visit. Published June 27, 2013

  • Inside China: China touts euro landing craft

    By Miles Yu

    Chinese state-owned media recently showcased the importance of its newly delivered Zubr-class air-cushioned landing craft. The world's largest hovercraft was built and sold to China by Ukraine. Published June 20, 2013

  • Inside China: Carrier's engineers worked to death

    By Miles Yu

    At least 15 Chinese were worked to death in response to leaders' orders to finish refurbishing the Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier. A senior military engineer revealed the deaths in noting that the work was finished far ahead of schedule. Published June 13, 2013

  • Inside China: General says Japan owns Okinawa

    By Miles Yu

    After weeks of challenging Japan's sovereignty over the Ryukyu Islands, including Okinawa, through official Chinese state-run media, Beijing recently voiced a sudden change of heart. Published June 6, 2013

  • Inside China: China's anti-American column

    By Miles Yu

    The People's Daily, the official mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party's Central Committee, has hosted since March 20 a column titled "Immoral and Untrustworthy Americans," dedicated to a "comprehensive understanding of the United States and the Americans." Published May 30, 2013

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