Category Archives: History 历史

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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Mao Zedong and the “Comprehensive Mirror to Aid in Governance” 《資治通鑒》

Advice from Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping to U.S. President Joseph Biden at the November 14, 2022  G20 leaders’ summit in Bali, Indonesia according to PRC state media: BEIJING, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping said … Continue reading

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2017: Restore the People Kneel to Officials System!

Where criticism is not allowed, should one use the past to criticize the present, or criticize by offering excessive praise? The Montreal newspaper Le Devoir has on its masthead a quote from Beaumarchais (from Figaro’s monologue in the Marriage of … 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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1997: Qian Ning on “Studying in America” 留學美國

I wrote this brief summary translation about Qian Ning’s Studying in America 留學美國. Qian’s book was later translated into English when I was working in the Environment, Science and Technology Section of U.S. Embassy Beijing. It is interesting as one … 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: 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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Lenin Tales Machine Translated and Comparative Communism

Below is a DeepL machine translation of a chapter from The Other Lenin a 2006 book by the comtemporary Russian writer Alexander Alexandrovitch Maysuryan on a Russian language website dedicated to Vladimir Lenin (a website that even uses the old … 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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2007: Ran Yunfei: Food During the 1959-61 Famine

Ran Yunfei is scholarly Chengdu writer who writes about education, society, history and literary topics. He has tried to avoid politics, but trying to write the truth about history and society easily gets writers into trouble with the Chinese Communist … Continue reading

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