Monthly Archives: July 2017

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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2010: Interviews in Tibetan Yushu Following the 2010 Earthquake 翻译:“舞台–玉树采访手记”

 http://photo-zt.blogbus.com/logs/62691963.html  (link now disappeared) A Chinese blogger combined pictures of Yushu, a Tibetan area in China’s Qinghai Province, before the April 14, 2010 earthquake with  the article by Ai Mo艾墨 “The Stage” that appeared recently in Hong Kong’s Mingbao newspaper. … Continue reading

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