China’s heavy-handed attempts to drive tens of thousands of migrant workers out of big cities have inspired a backlash of paintings, songs and poetry.
In Hunan Province, the authorities have come up with 20 “square dance” routines to extol qualities like patriotism, dedication and equality.
Officials from the top broadcast regulator have said that programs will soon be subject to the same censorship as regular TV shows, according to a report in The Beijing Times.
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A cartoon video released by Xinhua, the state news agency, praises priorities that President Xi Jinping laid out in December 2014.
At 93, Qin Yi is the only survivor of a group whose beauty stirred audiences and advanced the Communist Party at the birth of modern China.
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Organizers of a major new exhibition of the Chinese artist’s work at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin said they encouraged Mr. Ai to be outspoken.
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An exhibit about a Korean nationalist who assassinated a Japanese politician in 1909 is indicative of the anti-Japanese public relations campaign that China is running.
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“A Touch of Evil,” the new film by the celebrated art house director Jia Zhangke, won a best screenplay award at Cannes in May. When it will be shown in China, however, is anybody’s guess.
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