Category Archives: Foreign Relations 外交

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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PRC ForMin Readout: Xi Jinping meets with US President Joe Biden in Bali

Translated here using DeepL, translation checked against the Chinese text, and revised very slightly. An impressive job here by machine translation actually — it probably helps that the leaders said similar things elsewhere. The smiling face of General Secretary Xi … Continue reading

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2021: Chinese Baseball History

Back in the mid 1970s I was astonished to see a photo of inter collegiate baseball competition in China Pictorial, one of the magazines that Radio Peking used to send me from time to time since I had written to … Continue reading

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2022 Neue Zürcher Zeitung: China’s Foreign Relations Debate Breaks Out

A renewed, passionate debate on China’s proper attitude towards relations with foreign countries in the light of Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping’s special focus on shielding China from pernicious foreign ideological influences has broken out in China. Beijing … Continue reading

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PRC FM Wang Yi Announces Some Loan Forgiveness at China-Africa Cooperation Forum

8/26 update: The Economist August 24 issue discussed the difficulty some developing counries will have in repaying some of China’s loans to them and suggested that some debt forgiveness will be necessary in the article entitled “Faced with an overseas … Continue reading

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Various Wiki Languages: China’s Final Warning

Looking at different language versions of Wikipedia for a certain topic (on Chinese topics, the Chinese language one is often the richest of course). Here is an example. Below I have copied the Google Translate machine translations for the Russian … Continue reading

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2022: Dagens Nyheter: PRC, Not Pelosi is Being Provocative

This editorial appeared in Sweden’s Dagens Nyheter on August 3, 2022. It is followed by a Google Translate machine translation of the Swedish Chinese affairs website article New Chinese military exercises around Taiwan after Pelosi’s visit [Nya kinesiska militärövningar runt … Continue reading

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VOA Chinese on Pelosi Visit: Is Taiwan Strait Military Showdown Imminent?

Wondering how the Voice of America was presenting the Pelosi visit to its Chinese audience, I found this article among others. If you would like to scan the other articles, you can click through to them via Google Translate. Below … 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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