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About 高大伟 David Cowhig

After retirement translated, with wife Jessie, Liao Yiwu's 2019 "Bullets and Opium", and have been studying things 格物致知. 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.

2022: China Protests and Retribution

This poem which appeared at Tsinghua University is circulating online in China. Many dots are added around the Chinese characters, apparently to frustrate the character recognition software that online censors used to scrub the Chinese networks clean. I found the … Continue reading

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2012: Jiang Zemin When Soviet Union Collapsed

When the Soviet Union Collapsed: the Choice of Zhongnanhai 苏联解体时刻:中南海的抉择 来源:《思想理论动态参阅·文史参阅》2012年第45期 2021-03-01 作者:田毅,张恒,王晓 Keywords:  Source:《Thought and Theory Reference – Literature and History Reference》No.45, 2012 by Author: Yi Tian, Heng Zhang, Xiao Wang In April 1990, researcher Yu Shen made a special … Continue reading

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2022 Jiang Zemin: Architect of Russia-China Friendship

I have been trying out the new DeepL machine translation Chrome extension on my Chrome browser to read some Russian websites. I studied only a year of Russian twenty years ago which I have since forgotten so I am dependent … Continue reading

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2019: DARPA Management Mechanism Characteristics and Intelligent Development: Lessons for China’s Military S&T III

The translation below is a translation from a foreign periodical into Chinese that I have translated into English. China also translates vast quantities of U.S. Department of Defense publications. Why re-invent the wheel? Some Comments on Translations in China Foreign … Continue reading

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PRC Taiwan Office Liu Jieyi: Party’s Strategy for Taiwan Issue in the New Era

This article appeared on the Aisixiang website on December 1, 2022. You can view the Aisixiang website machine-translated into English via Google Translate. You can click through to articles if you like and those articles will also be translated. Be … Continue reading

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2018 Foundations of the DARPA Model’s Effectiveness: Lessons for China’s Military S&T II

This second in a series of what might be called “love letters to DARPA” written by Chinese scholars looking for lessons that can be used to argue for reform in the Chinese science and technology system and in particular the … Continue reading

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2018: DARPA Disruptive Technology: Lessons for China’s Military S&T I

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has admirers in China and many other countries worldwide for its R&D work on innovative technological work that has been transforming modern warfare. Here is how the DARPA website characterizes its work: … Continue reading

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Behind PRC Vaccine Import Reluctance: Bioweapon Anxiety?

One of the most striking aspects of the global vaccine response to COVID (once on stops to wonder at it) is how compartmented it is. Why Do Vaccine Blocs Resemble Military Blocs? The vaccine bloc picture resembles George Orwell’s novel … Continue reading

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2020: Tsinghua U Public Emergency Response Plan

With the outbreak of student protests across China about Covid lockdowns and other grievances, many Chinese universities must be dusting off their emergency plans. The 2020 Tsinghua University plan translated below is one such plan. Some of these plans address … Continue reading

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2022: Peking U Students on “Epidemic Prevention and Control” (Draft) and Tsinghua U Alumni Statement

Via Taisu Zhang on Twitter. Translations followed by Chinese language text. Declaration of some students of Peking University on the prevention and control of the epidemic (draft for comment) Recently, the implementation of the dynamic zero policy has revealed more … Continue reading

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