Monthly Archives: July 2022

2021: Xi Jinping on the Three Political Strengths

The Chinese Communist Party’s laser-like focus on maintaining its political leadership in China, while always evident, has been even more so during Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping’s decade. Looking at the collection of Xi’s discussions of the “Three Political … Continue reading

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2022: PRC Minister Xiao Yiqing Under Investigation

Wikipedia MIIT note: The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the Chinese government, established in March 2008, is the state agency of the People’s Republic of China responsible for regulation and development of the postal service, Internet, wireless, broadcasting, communications, production of electronic and … Continue reading

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Xi Jinping’s Chinese Melting Pot

National and sometimes national chauvinist thinking has been natural to many people in the West for the past several centuries. Allegiance to a nation is expected to supercede allegiance to one’s ethnic group and locality in service to a nation-state. … Continue reading

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2022: Communist Party Leadership of the PRC Legislative Process

In March 2022 this article appeared on the website of the PRC National People’s Congress which is the leading organ for making and interpreting national legislation. So one might imagine that it is authoritative. Professor Zhang Xuebo’s article “Observations on … Continue reading

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Tsai Ing-wen’s speech at President Chiang Ching-kuo Memorial Park Sparked Debate

Tsai Ing-wen’s speech at the opening of Taiwan’s former President Chiang Ching-kuo Memorial Park Raised Political Issues and Sparked Debate February 5, 2022 Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen recently attended the opening ceremony of the “Ching-kuo Seven Seas Cultural Park” in … Continue reading

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2020: Chinese on US vs. PRC Economy, Science, Education, Outlook for Bilateral Relations

Today I came across this set of three articles comparing the US and China in various dimensions and considering the outlook for bilateral relations. These three articles are translated below. Comparing US and PRC Statistical Indicators Re-conceptualization of Sino-US Relations … Continue reading

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2020: Lake Baikal Region: Russian Weak Point and Menace to China

Although Russia and China announced a friendship with “no limits” some articles in the Chinese press point to China’s difficult history with Russia and urge caution. An earlier article translated here brought up Russian Empire territorial gains at Qing Dynasty … Continue reading

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2022 Wang Xiaodong: Will the Wagner Group, Long Involved in Africa, Affect China’s Interests There?

A Suble Warning: Watch Out for Nazis Running Amok in Russia Here a well-known Chinese nationalist writer warns about the growing influence of Nazi ideology in Russia. He does it in a fairly subtle way, a way that Chinese writers … Continue reading

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2022: PLA Guidelines on Military Operations Other Than War

The Chinese military in mid June announced that is now has guidelines for Chinese military operations other than war. The text of those guidelines is not (yet?) available. PRC Ministry of Defense Press Conference on The Military’s Outline of Military … Continue reading

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Huang Renwei: The U.S.-China Strategic Stalemate Phase and Its Battle Relaxation Periods

Huang Renwei makes good points about U.S. strengths and weaknesses while extrapolating a steady rise for China. What Chinese commentators sometimes miss is that the world is greater than the United States and China: other countries are also growing and … Continue reading

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