Monthly Archives: November 2021

NGOs: Musings on the China Development Brief

The English language side of the China Development Brief website provides a guide to NGOs in China, an overview of rules for NGOs — no politics, no religion, no profit making activities. Prominent on the top page is a link to … Continue reading

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2013 Gao Yaojie: The Truth About My Father Gao Shengjun

On the Chinese language online forum KD insults to the memory of Dr. Gao Yaojie’s father were spreading in 2013.  This is the article Dr. Gao Yaojie, known for her AIDS fighting work in China ever since the mid 1990s, … Continue reading

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“The Dao that can be grasped by human beings is not the true Dao” 道可道,非常道

Verily, the Dao that can be grasped by human beings is not the true Dao.  Keeps philosophers in business as they keep trying nonetheless! “道可道,非常道”是什么意思? 林小刀What is the meaning of “The Dao that can be grasped is not the True … Continue reading

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Taiwan Digital Minister Audrey Tang TV Appearance

Taiwan’s Digital Minister Audrey Tang has been in the news lately because she will represent Taiwan at the December 2021 online Democracy Summit. Audrey Tang in his work as Taiwan’s Digital Minister sees connections between the political culture of the … Continue reading

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A PRC Media Reaction on Audrey Tang Representing Taiwan at The Summit for Democracy

There are many interviews with Audrey Tang as well as her TED Talk Digital Social Innovation to Empower Democracy A reaction from the PRC press — Phoenix TV Shenzhen on Taiwan’s invitation to The Summit for Democracy. Why did Tsai … Continue reading

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1929: Hu Shih’s Letter to his Son: Be the Best Person You Can Be

This letter from Hu Shih to his son, written as his eldest son Hu Tsu-wang (1919 – 2005) was sent away to a boarding school at the age of ten, is being shared widely on the Internet in China. Much … Continue reading

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10/2021: PRC Names “Top Leaders” of Seven Provinces and Regions

Learning about and trying to discern the patterns of leader promotions within the Chinese Communist Party can give clues to what is changing and what remains the same. There is politics everywhere. Although under General Secretary Xi Jinping, the top … Continue reading

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People’s Daily (p.3) on the Party Plenary Sixth Session

Translated below, and suitable for dramatic reading, “Deeply Grasp the Major Achievements of the Party’s Century-long Struggle — On studying and implementing the spirit of the Sixth Plenary Session of the 19th Party Central Committee” from the November 13, 2021 … Continue reading

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2021: Propagandizing Foreigners to Reach China’s Domestic Audience: Why PRC External Propaganda is Often Ineffective

He Qinglian’s book Hongse Qinlve 红色侵略 [Red Infiltration] discusses the impressive PRC media outreach and pressure overt and covert to bring ostensibly independent Chinese media outlets under Party control or heavy influence. Parts of the book on PRC infiltration of … Continue reading

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Vaccination in China: Several Legal Issues Regarding Vaccination with the Novel Coronavirus Vaccine

Several Legal Issues Regarding Vaccination with the Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Author: Wang Guisong, J.D., professor at the Law School of Renmin University of China.Article source: “New Briefs” on August 23, 2021. As of August 20, more than 1.9 billion doses … Continue reading

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