Monthly Archives: September 2016

1995: “The Price the Golden Venture Passengers Paid: The Snake Road: Fuzhou to New York via Hong Kong”

Translation of a series of articles on organized illegal migration from Fujian Province, China to the United States in the mid 1990s by the Japanese journalist Arai Hifumi (新井一二三)  that appeared in the Hong Kong monthly   The Nineties (九十年代).  … Continue reading

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Chinese Elections in Microcosm –Chengdu Elections 2012: The Many Ways Election Fraud Was Committed in the Chengdu Region People’s Congress Elections

成都区人大选举违规手法五花八门 The Many Ways Election Fraud Was Committed in the Chengdu Region People’s Congress Elections 成都区人大选举违规手法五花八门 来源:自由亚洲电台粤语部 28 February 2012 by Feng Riyao Source: Radio Free Asia Cantonese Language Department (Chinese text below copied from the 64Tianwang website) http://www.64tianwang.com/bencandy.php?fid-8-id-9207-page-1.htm The … Continue reading

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Chinese Different Strokes for Different Folks

Yet another Ian Johnson article to comment on!  Reading the September 6th New York Times “Shariah With Chinese Characteristics: A Scholar Looks at the Muslim Hui”  an interview with Matthew S. Erie of Oxford University on his two years of field … Continue reading

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Comic Books and Political Education in China

Coming to a New China Bookstore near you — Xi Jinping comic books — know both the red line and the bottom line!   http://csr.mos.gov.cn/content/2016-09/09/content_39766.htm I don’t think this is anything new really. Wandering around China a few years ago I … Continue reading

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No Birth Fine, No School? Beijing Says No

A new Beijing Municipality regulation allows children without household registration who have a parent who is a Beijing resident to now be registered. Having a household registration certifies to one’s existence and makes it possible to attend school etc. Many … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Ian Johnson’s Interview with Chinese Academic Ai Xiaoming

This excellent Ian Johnson interview  with Chinese academic, documentary filmmaker and activist Ai Xiaoming “The People in Retreat: An Interview with Ai Xiaoming”     in the New York Review of Books website NYR Daily gives a good example of how … Continue reading

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New Chinese Communist Party Rap Video Promotes Honesty

Professor Jon Taylor in his Twitter feed noted the latest Chinese official rap video promulgated to enlighten the masses.  https://twitter.com/ProfJonTaylor/status/774581065411211264   The rap video begins with a country is like a big family. My Dad and Mom told me that loving … Continue reading

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