China is still in slow-down mode for the National Day holiday, and state media editors are taking it easy, too. Top headlines in central state media today:
- “Run, Zhongguancun! On the 5th anniversary of the Politburo’s collective study of Zhongguancun by General Secretary Xi Jinping” is Xinhua News Agency’s top story today (in Chinese). It’s a bland review of an official study visit to Beijing’s “Silicon Valley” of Zhongguancun five years ago, patched together with quotations from people who think Zhongguancun and China are really great.
- “China has me, I have China” is the headline of the top story on the People’s Daily website today (in Chinese), a soppy ode to patriotism.
- Jingoistic rag Global Times leads with an attack on Taiwan today: Opinion: Taiwan buying soybeans to please the U.S. is pathetic and ridiculous (in Chinese).
- Bonus awful Belt and Road propaganda video: Understanding Xi’s Way 2: Solo Vs. Chorus on Xinhua.