Category Archives: Politics 政治

Tiananmen Parents on the Loss of their Son

Ding Zilin, organizer of the Tiananmen Mothers’ Group and her husband, Jiang Peikun, wrote this account of the loss of their son in the Tiananmen Massacres. How Disaster Befell Jiang Jielian by Ding Zilin and Jiang Peikun Jiang Jielian, a … Continue reading

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List of the Names of Forty-nine People Wounded and Disabled in the Tiananmen Massacre

Herer is a translation of a list of 49 people wounded and disabled in the Tiananmen Massacre as they tried to flee charging Chinese soldiers in complaince with an order to evacuate Tiananmen Square. As some have rightly pointed out, … Continue reading

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List of 202 People Killed in the Massacre Collected by the Tiananmen Mothers’ Group (1989-2011)

The list of the dead collected by the Tiananmen Mothers’ Group continues to increase albeit slowly. 203. Cheng Renxing, male, 25 years old, died of shooting; 204. Dai Jinping, male, 27 years old, died of shooting; 205. Li Haocheng, male, … Continue reading

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China Responds to Historical New Opportunities for Development

Summary: China’s rise, China’s cultural renaissance, China regaining its rightful place of dignity in the world, as a contributor to the progress of humanity. Article by Ji Xiusheng and Zhang Yiwen of Huaqiao University (Xiamen) published in China Social Science … Continue reading

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Liao Yiwu: May We Never Forget Chinese Citizen-Journalist Li Zehua

Citizen-journalist Li Zehua, a freelance citizen-journalist who went to Wuhan during the outbreak of the coronavirus there, was detained by Chinese police on February 26th shortly after trying to do some investigation in the vicinity of the Wuhan P4 Laboratory … Continue reading

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Kong Lingping’s Rightist Memoir Bloody Chronicles: Prisoners Write and Circulate a Samzidat Publication “The Torch”

From Kong Lingping’s rightist memoir of his twenty-two years in Chinese prison camps and subsequent political rehabilitation. In this chapter, prisoners circulate a handwritten samzidat publication within the camp, the camp authorities, aided by several informers investigate. A ringleader is … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #41 The 45th Day of the Wuhan City Closure — March 7, 2020

March 7, 2020 The 45th Day of the Wuhan City Closure Today is the first day that I have participated in the community group vegetable purchase. This wasn’t the group food purchase from the supermarket organized by officials but done … 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 #39 The 43rd Day of the Wuhan City Closure — March 5, 2020

“Were the interventions to be introduced 5 days earlier than they had been, the number of cases nationwide would have been two-thirds less.” Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #38: The 42nd Day of the Wuhan City Closure — March 4, 2020

March 4 The Forty-second Day of the Wuhan City Closure As of today, the Wuhan city closure has already lasted three half-months. Yesterday, the number of new confirmed cases fell to one hundred. Many people got very excited hoping that … Continue reading

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