Monthly Archives: July 2017

2009: Sichuan Earthquake Zone NGOs: Wavering Between Leaving and Entering

中文原文在 http://www.ngocn.org/?action-viewnews-itemid-45084   Translation of the article “Earthquake Zone NGOs: Wavering Between Leaving and Entering” in the Chinese periodical Nanfengchuang 南风窗issue of May 6, 2009 震区NGO, 摇摆在进退之间   Officials have been gradually increasing their checks and screening of NGO volunteers. “We … Continue reading

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2009: Defense Plea of Sichuan Dissident Tan Zuoren 谭作人涉嫌煽动颠覆国家政权案 — 夏霖、浦志强两位律师的一审辩护词

After the August 2009 trial of Tan Zuoren there circulated on the Internet in China, and being constantly deleted on Chinese websites, the defense plea in his case.  Tan’s one day trial was held on August 12 in Chengdu. The defense … Continue reading

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2003: Instant Messaging at the Time of SARS — Sarcasm and the Leadership

Instant Messages at the Time of SARS —  Sarcasm and the Leadership Cell phone messaging relayed much information and misinformation throughout China during the 2002 – 2003 SARS epidemic . The government found that sarcastic attacks on government officials spread very … Continue reading

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2010: Ran Yunfei — “How I Lived My Life in the Year 2010”

I translated this 2010 online article by Chengdu writer Ran Yunfei 冉云飞 when I lived in Chengdu. Ran Yunfei’s writing cover a wide range of topics in literature, history, education and society. While he avoids direct commentary on Chinese politics, … Continue reading

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Highlights from the Chinese Spy Novel “Fatal Weakness” — Chapter Entitled “The CIA Spy School”

Fatal Weakness [Zhiming Ruodian] author  Yang Hengjun 杨恒均 worked in the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs for several years and later in a Hong Kong company.  Now he is an Australian citizen. Yang Hengjun blogs in Chinese on his website http://www.yanghengjun.com/Continue reading

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What Deng Really Said: Yellow Cats, Black Cats — Not White Cats, Black Cats!

White Cats are Usurpers. Deng Spoke of “Yellow Cats and Black Cats” What Deng really said:  “It doesn’t matter whether it is a yellow cat or a black cat, as long as it catches mice, it is a good cat.” … Continue reading

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2012: Singaporean Critique of Critique of People’s Daily: Stability Obsession Blocks Reform, Precipitates Crisis

Looking back,  many common threads can be seen in commentaries on China’s political and economic development and the obstacles to reform.  Here is one from 2012. Singapore Chinese Language Daily Critique of People’s Daily: Stability Obsession Blocks Reform, Precipitates Crisis … Continue reading

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