There Will Always Be a Chinese State Media

The government is very conservative about some aspects of expression. When it comes to others...

I find this constancy oddly soothing. From today's People's Daily report on a new northern-China bullet-train rail line:

Somehow I don't see the California High-Speed Rail authority matching this PR approach.

And a few days ago in the also state-run China Daily:

For background on this proud tradition in Chinese state-run journalism, please see "The Chinese State Media Celebrate International Women's Day," "For the Chinese State Media, Every Day is Women's Day," and "Attractive Females at NPC, CPPCC Sessions."

Since my recent theme has been military preparedness, no doubt I should end with this 2012 People's Daily report on the People's Liberation Army Air Force:

That is all.