Category Archives: Politics 政治

2022: China Protests and Retribution

This poem which appeared at Tsinghua University is circulating online in China. Many dots are added around the Chinese characters, apparently to frustrate the character recognition software that online censors used to scrub the Chinese networks clean. I found the … Continue reading

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2022: Peking U Students on “Epidemic Prevention and Control” (Draft) and Tsinghua U Alumni Statement

Via Taisu Zhang on Twitter. Translations followed by Chinese language text. Declaration of some students of Peking University on the prevention and control of the epidemic (draft for comment) Recently, the implementation of the dynamic zero policy has revealed more … Continue reading

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2021: Teaching “Leadership of the Communist Party” II

In this installment of the translation of the PRC Ministry of Education’s guidance on educating students at all levels: elementary, middle, high school and university on the “leadership of the Communist Party” the importance of upholding the core leadership to … Continue reading

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2021: Teaching “Leadership of the Communist Party” I

During my decade working in China reading materials meant for a Chinese audience was a great help in my work. Attending some meetings deemed international (if one foreigner was allowed to attend, it was classified as an international meeting) I … Continue reading

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Mao Zedong and the “Comprehensive Mirror to Aid in Governance” 《資治通鑒》

Advice from Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping to U.S. President Joseph Biden at the November 14, 2022  G20 leaders’ summit in Bali, Indonesia according to PRC state media: BEIJING, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping said … Continue reading

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2007 Party School Prof on Financial Monopolies and Social Unrest

From my files. Still interesting. Financial Monopolies and Social Unrest Linked Says Party School Prof Zhou Tianyong, Professor and vice director of research at the CPC Central Party School, sees small loans too high for banks, higher moral risk for banks, … Continue reading

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2017: Restore the People Kneel to Officials System!

Where criticism is not allowed, should one use the past to criticize the present, or criticize by offering excessive praise? The Montreal newspaper Le Devoir has on its masthead a quote from Beaumarchais (from Figaro’s monologue in the Marriage of … Continue reading

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A Russian Perspective on PRC Party Power Struggles

Russian writer Oleg Grechenevsky rejected-in-Russia and now online book “Origins of Our “Democratic” Regime on KGB/Soviet/Russian power struggles. Judging by the rate Russian dissidents fall out of windows, plausible! Here I have used Google Translate to machine translate Grechenevsky’s discussion … Continue reading

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2022: Political Jokes in the People’s Republic of China

Political joke fans may want to look at other collections of political jokes on this translation blog as well: You may enjoy also the article “How Chinese Citizens Use Puns to Pet Past Censors” by Meaghan Tobin and Katherine Lee. … Continue reading

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2022: PRC Demographer Yuan Xin: Low Fertility Challenge Calls for Policy Response

See also related translations: 2022: PRC Fertility: Cash Short and Child Poor? 2021: PRC Analysts: Population Aging, Declining Fertility Make PRC Family/Fertility Policy Change Imperative 2021: Private Out, State Further “In” as Chinese Education Focuses on the Family 2021: Liang Jianzhang: Too Many … Continue reading

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