US coverage of China is pretty relentlessly negative, so I've taken to following the twitterfeed of People's Daily. Much in the last days has been about preparations for the unprecedented military parade planned for the 70th anniversary of the Japanese surrender, September 3rd.
Sometimes there's a link to an article in an official news source.
At other times the 140 characters are left to stand on their own.
And often it's about a striking photograph, a human interest story. I'll let others make sense of the first prisoner amnesty since the death of Mao, but could someone tell me how the third eye bindi has become part of Confucian practice, at least in one unspecified place in East China?