Category Archives: Ideology 思想

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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Wuhan Journalist: Fire Incompetent Wuhan Leader; Wuhan Daily Sends Apology to Wuhan CIty Communist Party Committee

[1/25 Revision: I assumed, apparently incorrectly, the “the leader” meant the Party Secretary. The “unhealthy article” only said “the leader” so I changed the headline.] On January 24, Hubei Daily journalist Zhang Ouya wrote on his social media account: Wuhan … Continue reading

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2009: A Chinese Academic on US Cultural Diplomacy

American Cultural Diplomacy and Its Practice in China [Meiguo de wenhua waijiao ji qi zai zhongguo de yunyong] 美国文化外交及其在中国的运用 by Hu Wentao 胡文涛 published by World Knowledge Publishing House, Beijing, January 2008 Prof. Hu Wentao of the Guangdong Foreign Languages … Continue reading

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He Qinglian: Concerns as Taiwan Faces “Red Infiltration”

He Qinglian has a good commentary in the May 28th Dajiyuan (Epoch Times in Chinese) discussing her just-concluded three week speaking tour in Taiwan. A bit of an ad for her recent excellent  book (I’ve been reading it — (full … Continue reading

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Job Description: Chinese Communist Party United Front Work Department

The role of the United Front Work Department of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee in foreign affairs work was adjusted in 2018 to give it the leadership and coordination role of Communist Party and PRC state work in contacting … Continue reading

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