søndag 15. november 2015

Front-Page Warning for China’s Party Cadres: Buy the Paper, or Else

On top of all the countless misdeeds that could hurt the prospects of a Communist Party official in China under President Xi Jinping, a new one has emerged: failure to subscribe to the right newspapers.In a stern warning, Harbin Daily, the party newspaper of a city in northeast China, called on cadres to prop up subscriptions. Such appeals are part of the annual year-end effort of Chinese party newspapers — not always the most gripping reading in the world — to shore up circulation numbers. Read more