Author Archives: 高大伟 David Cowhig

About 高大伟 David Cowhig

Worked 25 years as a US State Department Foreign Service Officer including ten years at US Embassy Beijing and US Consulate General Chengdu and four years as a China Analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Before State I translated Japanese and Chinese scientific and technical books and articles into English freelance for six years. Before that I taught English at Tunghai University in Taiwan for three years. And before that I worked two summers on Norwegian farms, milking cows and feeding chickens.

PRC Protests Swedish Human Rights Violation as Violent Reservationless Chinese Tourist is Evicted From Fully Booked Hotel by Swedish Police

Chinese press making a big human rights case out of three Chinese tourists who arrived a day earlier than their reservation, the hotel was full, they stayed in the lobby for hours, got violent, police called, at least one was … Continue reading

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PRC College Grad Starting Salaries Continue Sharp Decline?

I saw the chart below showing sharply declining PRC college grad starting salaries featured in the article below on Professor Victor Shih’s Twitter feed @vshih2  and wondered if such a big drop in starting salaries could be true.    Some … Continue reading

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Christian Church Standoff in Zhengzhou, China

What happened after the Zhengzhou, Henan authorities posted the Illegal Religious Meeting Violation Notice in Zhengzhou, China   that was translated in a previous post: [English translation] (Pray for Us News) Brothers and sisters throughout China, we are the Zhengzhou Gaoxin District Christian … Continue reading

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PRC Religious Information Control Draft Regulations Released for Comment

Via Google Translate, lightly massaged. The PRC State Council issued the following draft regulations with a request for comment.  The date the draft regulations may go into effect, apparently later this year, is not clear. The draft regulations are very … Continue reading

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Illegal Religious Meeting Violation Notice in Zhengzhou, China

Reverend Francis Liu on Twitter passed along a photo (see below) taken in September 9, 2018 posted by Chinese authorities aiming to close down an illegal religious meeting place in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan, China’s most populous province. English … Continue reading

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Declassified Chinese Diplomatic Documents from the 1950s and 1960s in the Wilson Center Digital Archive

Lately I have been translating some declassified Chinese diplomatic archives for the Wilson Center Digital Archive. I have done twenty of them so far.   https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/search-results/1/%7B%22search-in%22%3A%22all%22%2C%22term%22%3A%22cowhig%22%7D?recordType=Record   A few are particularly memorable. I enjoyed translating Ziguang Hall literally rather than … Continue reading

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Musings on Pseudo Science 伪科学 and Cures for It

A recent Economist book review about pseudo science (伪科学 to you sino-literates out there) in personality testing got me thinking about the damage I have seen done by abuse of tests of no scientific validity. The Economist book review is … Continue reading

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