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Meng Jianzhu: Devote Every Effort to the 60th National Anniversary

Xinhua News reported on August 17 that Meng Jianzhu, State Councilor and Minister of Public Security, said in a video conference that the whole police system should treat the safety of the 60th Anniversary event as the number one “political task.” Seriously cracking down on the activities by the domestic and international “hostile forces” was mentioned as important work. Another primary aspect of the mission is to combine the power of the police system and the volunteers across the country to form a tight network to control society. All controls should be carefully divided down to every level until the individuals. This is crucial to ensure the stability of local areas and the capital area.

Source: Xinhua Net, August 17, 2009.

Xinhua: Press and Publication Industry “Go Out” Strategy Supported by Bank of China

On August 12, 2009, Liu Binjie, Secretary of the Party Committee of the General Administration of Press and Publications, signed The Memorandum of Supporting the Development Strategy of the Press and Publication Industry with Bank of China Chairman Xiao Gang. Under the “Go Out” strategy, the purpose of the memo was to enlarge the coverage of the Chinese news and publication industry in the international community and to enhance China’s influence. This is one of the major industries that the Bank of China has planned to focus on. Li Lihui, Governor of Bank of China, suggested that, as a large stated-owned bank, the Bank of China has a worldwide network and can provide strong support to the “Go Out” strategy.

Source: Xinhua Net, August 12, 2009.

Xinhua: Kim Jung-Il Expressed a Willingness to Strengthen Friendship

Xinhua News reported immediately after the face to face talk between Kim Jung-Il and former US President Bill Clinton that, Kim Jung-Il said there was “no change” in the policy of strengthening and developing the friendship between North Korea and China. It was reported that Kim said so after viewing an old Chinese stage play by North Korea’s National Troupe of Stage Play. He suggested that the friendship with China was established by the previous senior leadership of the two countries, which made it very valuable.

Source: China News Net, August 13, 2009.

Xinhua: Break-Throughs in the News and Publishing Industry

Xinhua recently reported that the National News and Publishing Bureau Directors’ Conference was a major milestone in the industry. The Conference concluded with five areas fot break-throughs: (1) Deepening the reform of state-owned organizations to introduce creativity and a market orientation; (2) Improving privately owned publishing houses with needed controls for “healthy development”; (3) Speeding up development in the digital publishing area; (4) Strengthening the “Go Out” strategy for penetrating the international market; (5) Optimizing the publishing administrative environment by standardizing the “reporting order,” cleaning up the newspaper and magazine market, and establishing a “blacklist” of undisciplined reporters.

Source: Xinhua Net, August 11, 2009.

Legal Evening News: 300,000 2008 College Graduates Unemployed

China Youth recently republished an article by Legal Evening News on the unemployment rate for 2008 college graduates. The report revealed that the popular majors such as Law, English, Management and International Trade were among the top unemployment categories for the past two consecutive years. Civil Engineering had the highest employment rate, and the Medical field had the lowest income. Experts suggested that this situation was largely because, a few years ago, universities had been setting up majors solely by following the trend.

Source: China Youth Online, August 12, 2009.

Boxun: High Ranking US State Department Official Talks about Kim Jong-Il

A high ranking US State Department official, who wishes to remain anonymous, suggested on Thursday that Kim Jong-Il was willing to change his policies towards a pro-American direction. Kim intends to have direct dialogues with the US. His move on quitting the Six Party Talks was to break away from Beijing instead of Moscow. Kim’s deputy “leaked” some information to former US president Clinton on nuclear weapons: the warheads won’t reach the US, but can reach “the west side” (countries west of Korea, such as China). The ball is now with Washington.

Source: Boxun, August 8, 2009.

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