Monthly Archives: June 2022

2022: Yet Another Xi Book, Personality Cult Grows

Makes me wonder that the cult of General Secretary Xi Jinping gets ever more intense. I added a list of books by or about Xi for sale on the PRC website jd.com. A remarkably large collection of texts by the leader … Continue reading

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2009: Preface to Liao Yiwu’s “Earthquake Insane Asylum”

Rescuing the Real – Preface to Liao Yiwu’s Earthquake Insane Asylum By Kang Zhengguo 康正果 In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the United States was experiencing rapid economic growth, monopolistic industrial trusts, local judicial abuses, and a growing … Continue reading

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2022: PRC Researcher on Next Generation U.S. Early Warning Satellites

This Chinese article published in the PRC open journal Modern Defense Technology [ 现代防御技术], evaluates U.S. progress in developing next generation early warning satellites illustrates open source collection, provides an overview of military space high tech field and gives some indication … Continue reading

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2008 Liu Yawei: A John Leighton Stuart to Whom We Can’t Say Farewell

Liu Yawei: A John Leighton Stuart to Whom We Can’t Say Farewell by Liu Yawei June 8, 2022 [Editor’s Note] This article was written in December 2008. In early September 2016, the G20 Summit was held in Hangzhou. In his … Continue reading

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1000 BCE:Book of Poetry #12: The Magpie’s Nest

How times have changed! When I started studying Chinese, in the last days of the Mao Dynasty (Mao’s son Mao Anying was killed during the Korean War supposedly when, against advice, he left shelter to go out and cook egg … Continue reading

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2022: A Wolf Warrior Refrain: Friends Get Wine, Wolves Faced with a Gun

 When friends come, there is wine; when wolves come, there are met with a hunting rifle. 朋友来了有美酒,豺狼来了是猎枪 Péngyǒu láile yǒu měijiǔ, cháiláng láile shì lièqiāng A wolf warrior refrain: the PRC ambassador to the ROK Xing Haiming used this phrase … Continue reading

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2019: HK Writer Hon Lai-chu — “Today’s Is Not the Only Reality”

Years of passionate protest for legality and citizen rights in Hong Kong by great numbers of people came to an end with what now seems to be the now seemingly definitive subjugation of the Hong Kong rights movement. Only a … Continue reading

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The Book of Poetry’s Wandering Goddess of Wuhan: Mortal or Goddess or Both?

In reading ancient Chinese texts, be they medical texts like the Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon of Medicine Huangdi Neijing 皇帝内经 or ancient philosophical or literary texts like the Book of Odes aka Book of Poetry aka Book of Songs Shijing … Continue reading

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PRC Media Opinion Monitor Weekly: What Right Does the USA Have to Criticize China?

I just heard about this weekly analysis of PRC views on U.S. – China relations and made a translation.  Discouraging stuff but that is the way things are going these days. The other guy is always to blame and with the … Continue reading

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Xi, Putin Statements on June 15, 2022 Conversation

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping seem to have publicly announced conversations about once every three months. February 4, 2022 the two leaders met during Vladimir Putin’s visit to Beijing. Xi Jinping Holds Talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin 2022-02-04 17:50:27 … Continue reading

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