Monthly Archives: May 2022

2022 Transcript: Li Keqiang at Special Economy Stabilization Conference

This transcript circulated online the day of the May 25th special conference on stabilizing the Chinese economy. It appears to be authentic. It gets much more into detail than the vague summaries of important conferences than the Xinhua press agency … Continue reading

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PRC Governance: Proverb and Policy — Policies Above, Countermeasures Below

Articles from the Baidu online encyclopedia sometimes provide intriguing refractions of social reality and the difficulty the PRC Party and the PRC state have in implementing Central Committee and central government policies in measures in their vast, complex and surprisingly … Continue reading

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PRC Defense: Starlink Countermeasures

The article translated below from the PRC journal Modern Defense Technology “The Development Status of Starlink and Its Countermeasures” discusses countering a military threat — more precisely military threats enabled by much faster communications — and what capabilities China would … Continue reading

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1928: Qian Mu on Confucius and the Status of His Doctrine

Qian Mu (錢穆 aka Ch’ien Mu) was one of the top Chinese classical scholars of the 20th Century. Here an introduction to Confucius Qian Mu gave to students in Suzhou in 1928. We see in his presentation how he locates … Continue reading

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Chinese Political Rumors, Party Redoubles Squelch Efforts

Controlling information is tightly controlled through intimidation and explicit controls saps government credibility and makes rumors spread more readily in turn creating ever more work for busy censors. For understanding PRC media control, read He Qinglian’s book — a free … Continue reading

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2022: Secretary Xi on Issues for China’s Development

Released now, part of the full text of Xi Jinping’s speech last December on economic development. A patern seen over and over is that major speeches seem to come out first as summaries and only later, perhaps after a process … Continue reading

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2008:Hu Yaobang: Bringing China Back to “Common Sense”

If this article were published today (it is still online in China) it might unleash a storm. It was written in 2008, several years before Xi Jinping became Party leader. Bear in mind that Party General Secretary Xi Jinping wants … Continue reading

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2022: Rural Shanghai: Drones Help Block Virus, Party Committee Ensures Seedling Deliveries

Aerial + ground” full coverage, Shanghai suburban township with drones weave a rural epidemic prevention and control network 空中+地面”全覆盖,沪郊小镇用无人机织密乡村疫情防控网 May 12, 2022 “Please wear masks, stay two meters apart for safety!” “Please don’t move around so much. Do not go … Continue reading

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PRC Immigration: Restrict Foreign Travel of PRC Citizens

In translating PRC State Immigration Administation policy meeting I have broken out very long paragraphs with bullet points and explanations of abbreviations for ideological guidelines and government work standards. While numbered lists of exhortations have long been common in China, … Continue reading

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Fmr PRC Amb to Ukraine on Russia’s Impending Defeat and International Relations

In a now-censored Gao Yusheng, former PRC Ambassador to the Ukraine, explains why Russia is losing the war in Ukraine and the effect that may have on the international order. Gao Yusheng’s article appeared on the website of Phoenix News … Continue reading

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