Category Archives: National Security 安全

2015: Li Jiang 李江:  Why should China’s foreign affairs strategy change gear?*

This translation is by a friend of mine who wishes to remain anonymous.  The article appeared on both the Financial Times Chinese language website in July 2015 as well as on the PRC liberal intellectual discussion website Aisixiang. 中国外交战略为何转变? FT中文网撰稿人李江:在当前的条件下,中国外交战略显得强硬可能是试图通过外交为棘手的内政问题寻找出路,加强意识形态控制,利用反腐整顿吏治均是表现。 … Continue reading

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Understanding the Chinese Police State — Thoughts Towards a Reading List

First of all,  I would recommend  Stein Ringen’s  2016 book The Perfect Dictatorship — China in the 21st Century is a fine overview and analysis of China as a police state. Less comprehensive works focusing on a particular aspect of the police … Continue reading

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2008: Secrecy Law to be Trimmed to Sync with May 2008 Government Openness Regulations

  A mid July 2008 conference on the PRC State Secrecy Law 国家保密法 in mid July resulted in several press reports. The main points are that the “Government information openness regulations” released in May conflict in some respects with the … Continue reading

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Atom Bomb Scientist Deng Jiaxian, China’s Oppenheimer

A bust of nuclear bomb scientist and important weapons program leader, and Purdue engineering PhD Deng Jiaxian 邓稼先 in Mianyang’s People’s Park. Deng Jiaxian received his PhD in Physics at Purdue University in 1950. Only shortly before his death was his … Continue reading

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Highlights from the Chinese Spy Novel “Fatal Weakness” — Chapter Entitled “The CIA Spy School”

Fatal Weakness [Zhiming Ruodian] author  Yang Hengjun 杨恒均 worked in the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs for several years and later in a Hong Kong company.  Now he is an Australian citizen. Yang Hengjun blogs in Chinese on his website http://www.yanghengjun.com/ … Continue reading

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Heaven won’t drop meat pies on us from the skies, only by fighting hard for our dreams can we make them come true.

Heaven won’t drop meat pies on us from the skies, only by fighting hard for our dreams can we make them come true. 天上不會掉餡餅,努力奮鬥才能夢想成真。— Chinese Communist Party Secretary and President Xi Jinping in his 2017 New Year’s message. Maybe juvenile … Continue reading

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Zhang Feng’s South China Sea Policy Suggestions

In the Chinese edition of the Financial Times, suggestions for Chinese policy from Zhang Feng  张锋   who is a researcher in the international relations department of the Australian National University.  Zhang’s discussion, written for a Chinese audience, examines how … Continue reading

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