China Punks 19: Dicks in Public

Recorded on July 11, 2012

This week sounds like crap. All and every apology to those who agree.

“If you’re willing to listen to extremely low quality audio, you shall be rewarded” Punks 3:33

Download China Punks 19

confucian constitution

A Confucian Constitution in China

rare earth

China reshapes role in rare earths, could be importer by 2014


SARFT tightens online video rules content

SARFT goes after online video, again

cctv david

CCTV censors David’s penis

Latest Chinese Internet meme after CCTV’s ‘David Gate’–Dressing the nude in artwork

lei jun

Lei Jun Flips out during Economic Observer interview

Xiaomi’s Huge Valuation Proves iPhone’s China Dominance Is Far From Assured



China Punks 09: “The Internet should be like the People’s Daily”

Recorded discontinuously on March 7, 2012.

We won’t bore you here on what we talked about this week.  We will, however, tell you that there are Apples, Tigers, Wangs, and more than you cared to hear about the “Two Meetings.”

And a disclaimer: Expect semi-coherent babbling brought on by exhaustion

More details to be inferred from links below.

Download or Stream China Punks 09: “The Internet should be like the People’s Daily”


A Window into the Demise and Bizarre Rebirth of TuanBao

We heart People’s Daily
Beautiful female journalists at two sessions (hat tip to Shanghaiist)
Beautiful service staff at the NPC and CPPCC sessions
Grandson of Chairman Mao attends CPPCC meeting

Mind Numbing “Two Meetings”
NPC Deputy Shen Jilan on “managing” the internet
Leadership Transition Looms Over NPC
CPPCC Rep: The Chinese Government Can’t Manufacture Steve Jobs
Rising Official Takes Aim at China’s Political Culture
Handshake in Beijing Sends Ripples Through Hong Kong

China’s Growth in 2012
World’s changed, man! World’s changed! (China edition)
Why China’s Urbanization Isn’t Creating a Middle Class
On China And The End Of The Commodity Super-Cycle

iPad 3/HD/No suffix
Apple Launches New iPad; Not Much There for China
Apple unveils new iPad

Wang Lijun, Bo Xilai, and shining some light on the back room politics
Chinese businessman detained before exposing crime links
Wang Lijun And Bo Xilai
Wang Lijun: Tip of the Iceberg?
Chongqing Mayor Reveals Role in Drama Outside U.S. Consulate
Hu Jintao Draws Blood with the Wang Lijun Scandal