Li Changchun (simplified Chinese: 李长春; traditional Chinese: 李長春; pinyin: Lǐ Chngchūn; born February 1944 in Dalian, Liaoning) is the Propaganda chief of the Communist Party of China. He is the 5th ranked member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China, China's de facto top power organ, and has been a member since 2002. Previously he had served in Liaoning and Henan.Li Changchun was born on February 1944 in Dalian, Liaoning. He joined the Communist Party of China in 1965 and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from the Harbin Institute of Technology in 1966. In 1983, at age 39, he became the youngest mayor and Party secretary of a major city, of Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning.
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China has launched Red Microblog, a propaganda site visually similar to Twitter, Britain's Daily Telegraph reports. Red Twitter encourages people to write "text messages praising the country or the city," instead of writing ordinary daily updates telling what is new. "Work hard, be honest and treat others well," "There is no sky larger than the hand, no road longer than the feet, no mountain higher than the people, no sea wider than the heart," and "Those who go with the flow are forever going up and down in the waves; only those who go against the wind fearing no hardship, can reach the other side fast," are also messages on the website's home page, the Telegraph reports.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The hacking of Google Inc that led the Internet company to briefly pull out of China was orchestrated by two members of China's top ruling body, according to U. S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks and cited by The New York Times on Saturday.