BEIJING (Reuters) - In a bright red office in south Beijing, some of China’s most studious Communist Party members are gathered around their smartphones. A party member, employee of Tidal Star Group, uses his mobile phone to attend a weekly group study in an app Xuexi Qiangguo, which literally translates as 'Study to make China strong', at a party activity room in Beijing, China, February 25, 2019. Picture taken February 25, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee The focus of their attention is a range of mobile apps and websites which allow them to study the speeches of Chinese President Xi Jinping, including one developed by their own employer, Beijing-based conglomerate Tidal Star Group. Tidal Star is among a rising number of Chinese firms working for, or taking inspiration from, the country’s ruling Communist Party to develop high-tech propaganda tools aimed at spreading the party’s message among a tech-savvy younger generation. The party’s mass propaganda … [Read more...] about Propaganda 2.0: Chinese Communist Party’s message gets tech upgrade
(Reuters) — A Chinese government propaganda app that recently became a huge hit was developed by Alibaba, two people at the company told Reuters, at a time when the nation’s tech firms are under global scrutiny over their ties to Beijing. “Xuexi Qiangguo”, which literally translates as ‘Study to make China strong’ and is a play on the government propaganda theme of applying President Xi Jinping’s thoughts, overtook Tik Tok’s Chinese version Douyin and WeChat to become the county’s most popular app on Apple’s China app store last week. It was developed by a largely unknown special projects team at Alibaba known as the “Y Projects Business Unit”, which takes on development projects outside the company, said the people. New York-listed Alibaba declined to comment on whether the business unit had developed the app. The app’s development by Alibaba, whose Chairman Jack Ma is a member of the Communist Party, is the … [Read more...] about Alibaba is behind hit Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda app
Christian Edwards, provided by Published 8:26 pm PST, Tuesday, December 18, 2018 PHILIP FONG/AFP/Getty Images) One of Hong Kong's fiercely pro-Beijing mastheads, Wen Wei Po, has revealed itself as the stalker of an Australian academic, nearly four days after he began tweeting evidence that he was being tailed around Hong Kong. Dr. Kevin Carrico, a Chinese studies lecturer at Australia's Macquarie University, has been doing research in Hong Kong for 15 years and told Business insider he has never seen Hong Kong's position as a center of academic, social, and economic freedoms face a greater threat. One of Hong Kong's fiercely pro-Beijing mastheads Wen Wei Po has revealed itself as the stalker of an Australian academic, nearly four days after he began tweeting evidence that he was being tailed around Hong Kong. After tweeting a series of photos last week of his unexpected surveillance tail that shadowed him around the streets of Tung Chung , Kevin Carrico, a Chinese … [Read more...] about Fears over freedom in Hong Kong are rising as an Australian researcher reveals he was followed and profiled by a Communist Party tabloid
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | Jack Ma, China’s Richest Man, Belongs to the Communist Party. Of Course. Supported by ByLi Yuan Nov. 27, 2018 阅读简体中文版 閱讀繁體中文版 HONG KONG — Jack Ma, China’s richest man and the guiding force behind its biggest e-commerce company, belongs to an elite club of power brokers, 89 million strong: the Chinese Communist Party. The party’s official People’s Daily newspaper included Mr. Ma, executive chairman of the Alibaba Group and the country’s most prominent capitalist, in a list it published on Monday of 100 Chinese people who had made extraordinary contributions to the country’s development over the last 40 years. The entry for Mr. Ma identified him as a party member. … [Read more...] about Jack Ma, China’s Richest Man, Belongs to the Communist Party. Of Course.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Jack Ma, the head of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) and China’s best-known capitalist, is a Communist Party member, the official Party newspaper said on Monday, debunking a public assumption the billionaire was politically unattached. FILE PHOTO: Alibaba Group co-founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma attends the World Trade Organization (WTO) Forum "Trade 2030" in Geneva, Switzerland, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo The People’s Daily revealed Ma’s Party membership in a list of 100 people it said had helped drive the country “reform and opening up” process. Ma is China’s richest man with a fortune of $35.8 billion, according to Forbes. It was unclear why the paper chose to mention Ma’s affiliation now but it comes amid a push by Beijing to bring the country’s private enterprises more in line with Party values, especially in the technology sector that has grown … [Read more...] about Alibaba’s Jack Ma is a Communist Party member, China state paper…