Category Archives: Politics 政治

Has Google Translate Been Brainwashed with Xi Jinping Thought?

A foolish headline. Maybe that’s the goal; this is just a baby step. Twitter today had messages warning about an apparent subversion of Google Translate. If you write China breaks promise the Chinese translation is China keeps promise. 中国信守诺言 If you … Continue reading

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2017 Zhang Xuebo: Observations on the History of Rule by Document 1982-2017

During my five years at the U.S. Embassy Beijing Environment, Science and Technology Section 2006 – 2012, I found much grand-scale and local politics, law, and economics behind the phenomena I was struggling to understand. China wanted to join the … Continue reading

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Kerry Brown on China’s head of state Xi Jinping auf Englisch

Informative article.  Fortunately the Google oracle stepped in to help. https://www.bpb.de/internationales/asien/china/325116/chinas-staatschef-xi-jinping China’s head of state Xi Jinping Xi Jinping has been at the helm of China since 2012. Who is the man and how is his politics changing the world’s most … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Ye Fu’s “Requiem for a Landlord” — A Son Parades His Landlord Father Through the Streets

Numbers, even vast numbers just are numbers. Stories make them real.  Like the numbingly incomprehensive numbers of people killed in the Holocaust and then specifics about individual people that we can see in the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. and … Continue reading

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Reading Ye Fu’s “Requiem for a Landlord”

After reading Ye Fu’s essay Requiem for a Landlord , he writes the story of his own grandfather, a murdered scapegoat of Mao’s 1951 land reforms that killed millions of landowners, big and small as well as other troublesome people … Continue reading

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2012: PRC Official Party and Government Document Issuance and Handling Guidelines

The variety, purpose and scope of authority of PRC Party and Government official documents, orders, opinions and so forth can be confusing. Translated below are the official guidelines for issuing, receiving, handling and archiving various types of official Chinese Communist … Continue reading

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From Kong Lingping’s Mao Prison Camp Memoir: The Folly at Oil Depot Bend

Kong Linping in his memoir tells the story of a murderous terraced paddy field and road construction project that killed many of the slave laborers in his labor camp. Chongqing author Kong Lingping’s rightist memoir describes twenty-two years in Chinese … Continue reading

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Rightist Memoir “Blood Chronicles” : Cultural Revolution’s End

This chapter treats some of the Cultural Revolution years (mid 60s to mid 70s) at the Yanyuan reform through labor prison farm for political prisoners. Chongqing author Kong Lingping’s rightist memoir describes twenty-two years in Chinese prison camps and subsequent … Continue reading

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Suddeutsche Zeitung: The EU Has Too Benevolent A View of China

[Google Translation machine translation of Stephan Kornelius commentary “Die EU pflegt ein zu wohlwollendes Bild von China” which appeared in Suddeutshce Zeitung on September 14, 2020.] The video conference between the EU leaders and China’s President Xi Jinping lasted two … Continue reading

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A Funny Party Organ: The Global Times

One can be tempted to dismiss Global Times as just foaming-at-the-mouth stuff but as the English and Chinese editions have similar content. I remember some Open Source Center colleagues writing that articles on the Chinese side  appear on the English … Continue reading

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