Internet Governance: “the party’s standpoints as a timely rain in a spring breeze, silently moistening all things”

If you are looking for a platform that assumes the ungrateful – but important – task of translating party documents, there it is. It comes with a national interest (not necessarily China’s), but it takes the CCP’s paperwork seriously (which we all should).

The latest there is a translation of a commentary by Zhuang Rongwen (庄荣文), newly appointed head of the “Cyberspace Administration of China” (CAC).

Here’s a bit of the spiritual nourishment in Chinese, and in English:

善于站在网民视角谋划网上正面宣传,推进网上宣传理念、内容、形式、方法、手段等创新,深耕信息内容,注重用户体验,力戒“虚”、务求“实”,使广大网民愿听愿看、爱听爱看,使党的主张春风化雨、润物无声。

Be adept at seeing things from the point of view of netizens in planning positive online propaganda; enhance innovation in online propaganda ideas, content, forms, methods, techniques, etc.; deeply cultivate information content; pay attention to user experience; guard against the “fake” and strive for the “real”; ensure that the majority of Internet users are willing to listen and willing to see, and love to see and love to listen; let the Party’s standpoints be as a timely rain in a spring breeze, silently moistening all things.

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Related

人类灵魂的工程师, 人民日报, Sept 15, 2018
Lu Wei’s visit to Germany, July 17, 2015
“Unobtrusive influence”, Jan 7, 2012
Delighting in Rain, 2012 / 2009

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5 Comments to “Internet Governance: “the party’s standpoints as a timely rain in a spring breeze, silently moistening all things””

  1. Crikey. All those seasonal weather metaphors have really adjusted my whole attitude to the internet.
    Who writes this twaddle?

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  2. Any innovative ghost writer in need of some social credit points, I suppose. To be fair, some (relatively) liberal cadres used a similar metaphor in 2009. That still didn’t make their honorable work stand the test of time, either, even though it was a poem hired from Du Fu.
    Here goes:
    “It drifts in on the wind, steals in by night,
    Its fine drops drench, yet make no sound at all.“

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Actually, Chinese press coverage of foreign offense against national dignity is part of that spring rain, KT. Nobody said that it can’t be acid. 😉

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