Category Archives: Politics 政治

PRC Politburo First Ever Property Disclosure

https://www.bannedbook.org/bnews/comments/20170203/653143.html An intriguing article on the  China Banned Book website about the Chinese Communist Party’s Chinese New Year’s Party’s seating arrangement ‘kremlinology’. Further down is even more interesting news. Quoting the February issue of the Hong Kong monthly publication Chaoxun. … Continue reading

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People’s Daily Article Criticizes Leaders Who Fear to Assume Responsibility

This January 9th People’s Daily report reminds me of stories about people in this or that Chinese government office using the official stamp to “approve” something.  No traceable signature, just the office stamp. Another way to avoid responsibility. Or at … Continue reading

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1998 PRC Environment Book “Deep Concerns” by Zheng Yisheng and Qian Yihong Translation Summary

The 1998 book by Zheng Yisheng and Qian Yihong, economists at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, made a deep impression on me twenty years ago when I worked in the Environment, Science and Technology section of U.S. Embassy Beijing. … 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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Liu Xia’s Poem Written for her imprisoned husband Liu Xiaobo : I Am Tired

Liu Xia’s poem dated September 2016 was addressed to her imprisoned husband Liu Xiaobo.  I saw the poem on the Facebook page of Chengdu writer Liao Yiwu who now lives in Berlin. I Am Tired I am tired I am … Continue reading

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Su Yutong: Chinese Journalists Still Retain Their Ideals

Su Yutong: Chinese Journalists Still Retain Their Ideals 苏雨桐:中国记者的理想还在 Chinese text at https://zh.amnesty.org/more-resources/blog/%E4%B8%AD%E5%9B%BD%E8%AE%B0%E8%80%85%E7%9A%84%E7%90%86%E6%83%B3%E8%BF%98%E5%9C%A8/ November 8, 2016 China Clamps Down on Freedom of Expression Today is Chinese Journalists’ Day. Journalists’ Day was set aside in 2000 as a way to honor … Continue reading

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Chinese Elections in Microcosm –Chengdu Elections 2012: The Many Ways Election Fraud Was Committed in the Chengdu Region People’s Congress Elections

成都区人大选举违规手法五花八门 The Many Ways Election Fraud Was Committed in the Chengdu Region People’s Congress Elections 成都区人大选举违规手法五花八门 来源:自由亚洲电台粤语部 28 February 2012 by Feng Riyao Source: Radio Free Asia Cantonese Language Department (Chinese text below copied from the 64Tianwang website) http://www.64tianwang.com/bencandy.php?fid-8-id-9207-page-1.htm The … Continue reading

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