Monthly Archives: February 2022

2022: The Ten Prohibitions in Political and Legal Work in the New Era

Vocabulary items for comrades who fell asleep during study sessions and may be helpful in reading the guidance from the Party copied below: “The Four Consciousnesses”  enhance political integrity, develop a better understanding of the general picture, follow the core … Continue reading

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Why Does Central Document #1 Still Stress Food Security?

Food security is always a concern in China, a 1.3 billion population country that still remembers the bad economic and agricultural policy-induced famine that killed upwards of 30 million Chinese during 1959-1961. In the mid 1990s, many Chinese experts shared … Continue reading

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PRC Supreme People’s Court: Court Protects IPR and High Tech Development

Foreign high tech firms, like their Chinese counterparts, often worry about losing their tech edge to Chinese pirates. When I worked in the S&T section of US Embassy Beijing during the late 1990s, a Chinese game maker told me his … Continue reading

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2022: Xi Jinping at Politburo Study Session on Human Rights in China

On this blog I have often been critical of China’s human rights theory and practice. As Mao use to say, practice is the sole criterion of truth. Earlier I translated an article by a Chinese critique of the Chinese Communist … Continue reading

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PRC Profs: Our Attitude Towards Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

This petition now circulating among Chinese academics on Chinese social media is being now censored by China’s Internet overseers. The official PRC attitude seems to be uncomfortable, quiet support reflected in its abstention at the United Nations Security Council and … Continue reading

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Yu Ruxin: Through the Storm – The PLA in the Cultural Revolution (Excerpt) II

Following when the first excerpt Through the Storm – The PLA in the Cultural Revolution (Excerpt) I left off, here is the second one. Chinese assistance was important for North Vietnam’s air defenses. Many U.S. aircraft were shot down by Chinese … Continue reading

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An Okinawan Hymn: Chura Jura

When I worked in Okinawa, Japan for two years (1992 – 1994) as US Vice Consul at Naha I got a chance to hear Okinawan music live. I went to concerts of the Linken Band as well as of Kina … Continue reading

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2022: Party Congratulates PRC Winter Olympic Team

The Chinese Communist Party Central Committee and the PRC State Council sent a joint message of congratulations to the PRC Winter Olympics Team. Nationalism as well as professionalism (vs. one-time amateur athletic ideal) are always in the mix. Emphasis varies … Continue reading

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Liao Yiwu: PRC Gov’t Consolidated Power Thanks to the Coronavirus

Thorstein Fuchs interviewed Liao Yiwu for the German press service RND in his article entitled “Dissident Liao Yiwu: So festigt die chinesische Regierung dank Corona ihre Macht” Liao Yiwu shared me this article in Chinese, I found the German original … Continue reading

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Anhui’s Water Spirit Hairy Monster Scare of 1953-4

The February 2016 issue of the Chinese journal Communist Party Historical Research and Education  《党史研究与教学》 tells the story, based on research in local government archives,  of a scary rumor from the early days of the PRC.  Widespread rumors of hairy monsters … Continue reading

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