Monthly Archives: September 2020

PRC Diplomatic History Scholar Shen Zhihua

I’ve been lucky to hear Professor Shen Zhihua at the Wilson Center in DC twice over the past few years.  He came both times with a group of five or so Chinese scholars who gave presentations on PRC history and … Continue reading

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Suddeutsche Zeitung: The EU Has Too Benevolent A View of China

[Google Translation machine translation of Stephan Kornelius commentary “Die EU pflegt ein zu wohlwollendes Bild von China” which appeared in Suddeutshce Zeitung on September 14, 2020.] The video conference between the EU leaders and China’s President Xi Jinping lasted two … Continue reading

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A Funny Party Organ: The Global Times

One can be tempted to dismiss Global Times as just foaming-at-the-mouth stuff but as the English and Chinese editions have similar content. I remember some Open Source Center colleagues writing that articles on the Chinese side  appear on the English … Continue reading

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Liao Yiwu: Reading Notes in the Time of the Virus

Sichuan exile writer Liao Yiwu‘s September 2020 reading notes on five Chinese language books, including translations, one from English and the other from Japanese, published in China Mainland and Taiwan. These notes appeared on bannedbook.org. Liao Yiwu: Reading Notes in … Continue reading

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Liao Yiwu on Li Bifeng: He Fought for the Freedom of Others

Liao Yiwu on Li Bifeng: He Fought for the Freedom of Others [Note: Li Bifeng was released from prison and now lives in Mianyang, Sichuan Province. Li Bifeng’s story is the chapter entitled “The Poet” in Liao Yiwu’s book Bullets … Continue reading

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