Daily Archives: June 27, 2022

2022-06-27: News Headlines

____ (2022-06-27). People's voices highlighted as key for Party Congress. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping has urged studying and taking the suggestions of netizens on the work related to the upcoming 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, saying that collecting public opinions online is an example of the whole-process people's democracy.

Eli Horowitz (2022-06-26). Capitalism Is the Real Information War. mronline.org Under capitalism, corporate dishonesty has become so commonplace that most of us take it for granted.

_____ (2022-06-26). Transcending The 'Imperial Mode Of Living'. popularresistance.org In a giant overcorrection from the anti-consumerism era of No Logo and Adbusters, much of the "climate left" in the Global North now tends to dismiss any critique of resource-intensive consumption—driving and flying, factory farmed meat, smartphones—as reactionary, if not even "Thatcherite" or "Malthusian." Focusing on consumption, the argument goes, distracts from immense capitalist power and profits, blaming the increasingly immiserated working class for conditions that we have no control over. This conclusion has been widely memeified: think of "no ethical consumption under capitalism," the "Mister…

____ (2022-06-26). Xi stresses need to build basic data systems, enhance administrative division management. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, chairman of the Central Military Commission, and head of the Central Commission for Comprehensively Deepening Reform, presided over the commission's 26th meeting on Wednesday afternoon. At the meeting, the commission reviewed and adopted a guideline on building the basic systems for data and making better use of data resources, a guideline on improving the work related to administrative divisions, a work plan on trials of reforming the evaluation of scientific and technological personnel, and a work plan…

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