Category Archives: Ideology 思想

2009: Old Comrade on “The Governing Party Needs to Establish Fundamental Political Ethics”

The Governing Party Needs to Establish Fundamental Political Ethics — A Talk by an Old Comrade on the Eve of the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Founding of the PRC 执政党要建立基本的政治伦理 ——国庆60周年前夕一位老同志的谈话  [ Talk said to be by 1980s leading reformer … Continue reading

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PRC Scholar Yin Jiwu: Comparing US and PRC Concepts of National Security

The PRC’s holistic national security concept encompassing the foreign and the domestic as well as ideological challenges whether they come from within China or from ‘outside the borders of Mainland China (jingwai)’ a term of art that encompasses both foreign … Continue reading

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Jiangsu Party School Prof: Looking at the “Belt and Road” Initiative from the Perspective of Global Governance with Chinese Characteristics

I often enjoy reading Chinese people writing for other Chinese people about China’s hopes, dreams, successes and challenges. It gives an internal view of China albeit one constrained by what people are allowed to or can get away with writing. … Continue reading

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de Volksktrant Interview: RANA MITTER AND NADÈGE ROLLAND “China is already shaping us more than we think”

Lots of beneficial brainwaves.  Captures the acute feeling of vulnerability the Party feels. But maybe the sky isn’t falling in after all. Gift diplomacy is intriguing.  The old imperials tribute system was the exchange of gifts. The Emperor gave much … Continue reading

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Xu Zhangrun: The People are Angry and No Longer Afraid

Although my qualifications cannot compare with Dr. Barmé’s, I did find the essay fascinating and so decided to work through it on my own and put it up here on here on my translation blog. The first thing one might … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #40 The 44th Day of the Wuhan City Closure — March 6, 2020

March 6, 2020 The 44th Day of the Wuhan City Closure Fang Fang’s latest Wuhan closed city Diary was deleted from her public Weibo account. In her diary she discussed the video circulating on social media yesterday — during Deputy … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #26: The 30th Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 21, 2020

Today is February 21, two days since the end of the “tightening up of the city closure”, a process that lasted three days. According to media reports, February 19 was the last day of the “tightening up of the city … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #20: The Twenty-fourth Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 15, 2020

February 15: The 24th day of Wuhan City Closure There was another thunderstorm last night. I turned off all the lights in my room, opened my curtains and lay on my bed. The night was very dark; maybe because most … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #12: The Sixteenth Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 7, 2020

February 7, the Sixteenth Day of the Wuhan City Closure These days since Wuhan closed I have, as my parents asked, turned off the lights and gone to be at midnight. Yesterday evening was the only time I didn’t do … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #11: The Fifteenth Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 6, 2020

February 6 Fifteenth Day of the Wuhan City Closure Wuhan is colder and rainier today. I am afraid this make many people suffer even more. During the past few days many things have started to happen that I had been … Continue reading

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