Saturday, November 23, 2013

Party Proposes "National Security Committee," Baidu Bans Forums on "National Security Committee"

On November 13, 2013, the state sponsored Global Times published an article entitled "CPC Central Committee Unveils Key Reform Agenda." Some excerpts:
China’s top decision makers have unveiled reform guidelines for the next decade. Four days of discussion by the Party’s 204-member Central Committee has yielded a statement.
It sets the tone for how the world’s second largest economy will deepen reforms in the new stage, after the transformation began more than three decades ago.
. . . .
Faced with a complicated global environment, and pressures for domestic reforms and a more efficient development path, the party’s political bureau has upheld the spirit of the 18th CPC National Congress, leading the Chinese people in successfully constructing a socialist economy. The bureau has also been striving to ensure that the Chinese people enjoy the fruits of development.
. . . .
A National Security Committee has been proposed to improve the national security system and strategy.
This screenshot was taken on November 15, and shows that Baidu had banned its users from establishing PostBar (Tieba 贴吧) forums on the topic of "National Security Council" (国家安全委员会).

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