BEIJING — At a press conference Tuesday, Ma Changjiang, spokesperson for the People’s Liberation Army, declared that Ang Lee’s Oscar statuettes, won in 2005 and 2013 respectively, were an “inexorable part of China” and “inextricable from the motherland.”
“As a resident of Taiwan Province, Li An [Ang Lee] is a naturalized and legal Chinese citizen, now and forever,” Ma said. “Therefore, any and all of his achievements as a director must be attributed solely to the Communist Party of China.”
Wang Xiaoming is the editor of Ministry of Harmony.
BEIJING — When Bo Xilai walked onstage at the beginning of Act II, he was unrecognizable. Clad in scintillating regalia, clutching a bamboo staff and stroking his chest-length beard, the former Chongqing party secretary had fully transformed himself into Shakespeare’s recalcitrant wizard Prospero.
Indeed, Bo was so captivating that I forgot I was sitting in a prison auditorium.
BEIJING — It’s no surprise that China’s top censorship officials have become loyal followers of American television shows. Every week, in a private screening room in the basement of the Ministry of Culture, they watch with bated breath the latest installment of each popular TV series before issuing a blanket ban on its propagation within the Chinese mainland.
BEIJING — Edward Law, a former host of BizChina on CCTV-9, was charged with two counts of possessing “extreme pornography” this week, after detectives found more than 800 pornographic videos on his laptop.
To get ahead of the growing scandal, CCTV assured viewers that their employees are only into normal porn and “not the least bit aroused” by that kinky stuff.
SHANGHAI — The 2nd Bureau of the People’s Liberation Army General Staff’s Department 3rd Department announced today that they have uncovered “incontrovertible proof” of cyber attacks originating from the United States which target Chinese citizens.
“This YouTube video clearly shows an unidentified American operative eavesdropping on a Chinese citizen using his Windows 98-powered computer,” the press release said. “This is an unprecedented invasion of privacy by a foreign power and we will not stand for it.”