Monthly Archives: June 2021

2021: Cao Xin: Does China’s Diplomacy Need a Big Adjustment?

by Cao Xin Cao Xin 曹辛 is the secretary-general of the International Public Opinion Research Center of the Chahar Institute and a researcher at the Peninsula Peace Research Center. Original title: “Does China’s Diplomacy Need a Big Adjustment?” Cao is … Continue reading

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Esperanto in Early 20th Century China

Reading today Tianyu M. Fang’s article “Esperanto, China’s Surprisingly Prominent Linguistic Subculture is Slowly Dying Out: The history of Esperanto in China goes back over 100 years” on RADII brought back some memories of seeing Esperanto [called World Language shijieyu … Continue reading

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Alleged PRC Defector Chairs Counterintelligence Conference in Beijing!

Well, it must be said that the Party is very forgiving. If press reports in Chinese language media based outside Mainland China and a few media outlets in the West are to be believed, PRC Vice Minister for State Security … Continue reading

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Legal Daily Daily: Tianjin U Law Student and Faculty Discuss “Lying Flat”

Law Daily: Tianjin University Law School Students and Faculty Discuss “Lying Flat” From the June 16 issue of Legal Daily [Fazhi Ribao] (Reporter Jiang Anjie Correspondent Liu Bingyang Wang Cao) In order to carry further the fundamental task of moral … Continue reading

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Lie Flat Video Translated: Why Do “I” Lie Flat

There are now quite a few videos about the “Lie Flat”[tangping 躺平] movement on Youtube. This video by Zhen Fei entitled “Confessions of a Young Person: Why am I lying flat? Social pressure and class conflict are involved, by the … Continue reading

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2021: Liang Jianzhang: Too Many Force-Fed Baby Dragons — Abolish the National College Entrance Exam, Enable More Students to Attend University

The passive rebellion of China’s “lie flat” youth against declining socioeconomic mobility growing gaps in opportunity between youth in rural and urban areas and within urban areas is now a much-discussed topic in China. In the translation below, a Chinese … Continue reading

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A PRC Youth Subculture: Lying Flat is the Right Thing to Do!

Here is my translation of Asteria Wang’s exploration about what Lying Flat [tangping 躺平] people mean by lying flat. I suppose that such a radically individualist philosophical and social trend would have many branches and understandings of just what it … Continue reading

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Labor Relations Party Secretary: Guide the “Lying Flat” to Cherish Their Youthful Vigor and to See that Hard Work Pays Off

Guangming Daily, a top PRC Communist Party newspaper aimed at educators and intellectuals, carried a article by the branch party secretary of the School of Economics and Management of the China Institute of Labor Relations. This article was shared by … Continue reading

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Taking it Lying Down: China’s Bereavement Youth Culture

The Chinese subculture of dispirited youth called bereavement culture sangwenhua 丧文化 often symbolized by the reclining figure of a actor from a 90’s television show. One of the latest expressions of this culture is the call to tangping 躺平 “lie … Continue reading

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A PRC Perspective on Australia-China Relations: Why Does Australia Always have a Problem with China?

Published in December 2020 on the WeChat microblog public account entitled “Otter Quick Points” 奥特快谈 The article was then copied onto the website of the Observer Guancha 观察者 and many other PRC websites. I added links to YouTube videos mentioned … Continue reading

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