Monthly Archives: September 2018

2002: Wired China: Many Hands on Many Switches

Round-Table on Internet and Free Flow of Information in China Statement by David Cowhig, Wired China: Many Hands on Many Switches Presented to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China April 15, 2002 I would like to share with you some thoughts about … Continue reading

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Why Don’t We Know Anything (or Not Much) About China?

Good article in the March 2018 issue of Foreign Policy! Also reminded of this by a most graphic graphic shared by the always intriguing and hilarious fake PRC tweeter @RelevantOrgans. People do tend to notice opacity.  But it can take … Continue reading

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PRC Protests Swedish Human Rights Violation as Violent Reservationless Chinese Tourist is Evicted From Fully Booked Hotel by Swedish Police

Chinese press making a big human rights case out of three Chinese tourists who arrived a day earlier than their reservation, the hotel was full, they stayed in the lobby for hours, got violent, police called, at least one was … Continue reading

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Christian Church Standoff in Zhengzhou, China

What happened after the Zhengzhou, Henan authorities posted the Illegal Religious Meeting Violation Notice in Zhengzhou, China   that was translated in a previous post: [English translation] (Pray for Us News) Brothers and sisters throughout China, we are the Zhengzhou Gaoxin District Christian … Continue reading

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PRC Religious Information Control Draft Regulations Released for Comment

Via Google Translate, lightly massaged. The PRC State Council issued the following draft regulations with a request for comment.  The date the draft regulations may go into effect, apparently later this year, is not clear. The draft regulations are very … Continue reading

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Illegal Religious Meeting Violation Notice in Zhengzhou, China

Reverend Francis Liu on Twitter passed along a photo (see below) taken in September 9, 2018 posted by Chinese authorities aiming to close down an illegal religious meeting place in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan, China’s most populous province. English … Continue reading

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Declassified Chinese Diplomatic Documents from the 1950s and 1960s in the Wilson Center Digital Archive

Lately I have been translating some declassified Chinese diplomatic archives for the Wilson Center Digital Archive. I have done twenty so far.   https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/search-results/1/%7B%22search-in%22%3A%22all%22%2C%22term%22%3A%22cowhig%22%7D?recordType=Record   A few are particularly memorable. I enjoyed translating Ziguang Hall literally rather than just using … Continue reading

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