- Shadow Foreign Minister Tanya Plibersek's speech on China's rise. She made her first ever trip to China a couple of weeks ago.
- Li Shuo of Greenpeace China on what China should say at the UN climate change summit.
- Senior party discipline inspector accuses CASS, one of China's most influential academic research organisations, of being 'infiltrated by foreign forces' and 'conducting illegal collusion during sensitive times'.
- Over at ChinaFile they're debating the pros and cons for North American Universities of having Chinese government-funded Confucius Institutes on their campuses.
- Jesse Appell on the time-honoured tradition of the so-called two sentence speech:
The ritual has two requirements. First, there must be an esteemed, preferably elderly audience member present. Second, nobody present really wants to hear this person talk. When these two conditions are met, the host must extol this guest's accomplishments, expound their virtues, and lastly, invite them to 说两句话：Say two sentences.