Monthly Archives: December 2021

1999: Jonathan Spence and Yu Ying-shih on Chinese Intellectuals’ Early 20th Century Journey

The article translated below gives a wonderful big picture overview of China in the mind of China and of the West surrounding the megaquestion of how Chinese wanted their country to move forward. Many observations Jonathan Spence and Yu Ying-shih … Continue reading

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2010: Ma Licheng “The Bent Branch: The Nationalist Surge” in Chinese Books

Ma Licheng’s article “The Bent Branch: The Nationalist Surge” 马立诚:压弯的树枝:狂飙突进的民族主义 on extreme political views in China appeared on on several Chinese websites and was picked up by chinaelections.org of the Carter Center  after it appeared in Economic Observer 经济观察报 on November … Continue reading

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2021: Lithuanian Press on PRC Trade Embargo, Pressure on EU Companies in Lithuania

I saw Noah Barkin’s tweet about the PRC trade embargo against Lithuania and pressure against EU companies that incorporate Lithuanian products in exports to the PRC. This will be an important issue to follow to better understand the evolution of … Continue reading

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On Whole Process Democracy

Donald Clarke found this commentary on the Chinese language website creaders.net The anonymous (fortunately) author with the penname Liu Dao 流岛 has a blog on m.readers.net . Liu Dao is apparently a PRC citizen although it is not clear whether … Continue reading

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耄耋老人高耀洁 Dr. Gao Yaojie’s 12 Years in US Exile

Dr. Gao Yaojie’s sister Gao Mingfeng’s account of Gao Yaojie’s 12 years in exile in the USA. Written to respond to some misinformed articles on Chinese social media apparently aimed at discrediting Dr. Gao. Continue reading

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2021: Chinese SF/Ham Radio Web Novel: We Live in Nanjing

I follow the Shenyang Amateur Radio Club on Weibo social media. They passed along a glowing review of new online novel We Live in Nanjing in which a ham radio operator plays a central role. This novel, by Tianrui Shuofu, … Continue reading

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2021: PRC Analysts: Population Aging, Declining Fertility Make PRC Family/Fertility Policy Change Imperative

Recently, a rapidly censored social media post criticizing a supposed Chinese Communist Party plan to require all Party members to have more than two children. The anonymous poster has a geat pen name — 未名湖的闲着 The Idler of the Unnamed Lake (perhaps … Continue reading

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PRC Civil Service Reform, Organization and Ranks, 2006 and 2019 Regulations

Reforms to the Chinese governmentsystem were described in the August 16, 2006 Xinhua report translated below  according to the 2006 State Council “Implementation Plan for the State Civil Service System”. This was subsequently superceded by the March 2019 Communist Party … Continue reading

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PRC IPR Director: China Begins Building a Strong IPR State

Bolding, italics, bullets and photo inserted in the translated text for clarity. The original text is from Study Times. I found it on the Chinese Communist Party News Network website. China Begins New Journey of Building a Strong Intellectual Property … Continue reading

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2021: PRC FM Wang Yi: Study Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy

Reminiscence of Qin’e : “Loushan Pass” by Mao Zedong, February 1935 A hard west wind,A vast frozen expanseWild geese call the morning moonThat frosty morning moon.Horses’ hooves clatterA bugle sobs.An arduous pass as tough as ironYet today we reach the … Continue reading

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