Category Archives: Science, Technology and Academic 科技学术

Wuhan Diary #30: The 34th Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 25, 2020

February 25 The 34th Day of the Wuhan City Closure A friend outside Wuhan “commended me”, saying that out of all her friends, I was the only one whose family had escaped scot-free. Among the families of three other friends, … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #28: The 32nd Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 23, 2020

February 23 32nd Day of the Wuhan City Closure From yesterday evening to today all the WeChat and microblogs were blocked because of the online video of the “cussing out Wuhan” video by “Wuhan Sister-in-law”. I’ve seen it many times … Continue reading

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US Senate Hearing: China’s Non-Traditional Espionage Against the United States: The Threat and Potential Policy Responses

I watched the full December 12 U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing “China’s Non-Traditional Espionage Against the United States: The Threat and Potential Policy Responses”     this past weekend.  Interesting stuff although the term non-traditional espionage is problematic. It runs the gamut from … Continue reading

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Musings on Pseudo Science 伪科学 and Cures for It

A recent Economist book review about pseudo science (伪科学 to you sino-literates out there) in personality testing got me thinking about the damage I have seen done by abuse of tests of no scientific validity. The Economist book review is … Continue reading

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Automation of Telephone Call Monitoring in China

[ After writing this blog article, I got an interesting tweet from China about phone monitoring. 重要对话用 @telegram 端对端加密,电话短信早就被监控着了。” For important conversations use Telegram Messanger ( https://telegram.org/ )with its end-to-end encyption. Telephones and instant messaging have been being monitored for quite a while.”] … Continue reading

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U.S. Cyber Vulnerability Data Base Lags Chinese Counterpart by Two Weeks — Inadvertently Broadcasting U.S. Vulnerabilities

U.S. vulnerability reporting lag adds to vulnerabilities. According to the Recorded Future research report copied at bottom, ” The U.S. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) trails China’s National Vulnerability Database (CNNVD) in average time between initial disclosure and database inclusion (33 days versus … Continue reading

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1997: Should Chinese Environmental Quality Reports No Longer Be Kept Secret?

I just ran across a translation I did twenty years ago — it is an interview in Sanlian Shenghuo Weekly with NPC Environment Committee Chair Qu Geping  曲格平 [China Vitae: http://www.chinavitae.com/biography/Qu_Geping%7C1685   %5D Interesting to meditate upon on how times have changed and … Continue reading

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2014: A Chinese View on Chinese Cyber Security Challenges

A Chinese government view of China’s cyber security challenges in 2013.  Below is a summary translation of the April 2014 report  “2013 Report on Trends in China Internet Network Security — A Perspective from the Chinese National Computer Emergency Readiness … Continue reading

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2012: PRC Anthropologist Wu Fei on Suicide and Chinese Search for the Good Life

Cultural Anthropologist Wu Fei on Suicide — Chinese Need to Find a Way to Live the Good Life, Chinese Style 吴飞:自杀与中国式美好生活 2010年06月25日  南方人物周刊 [Wu Fei was one of the co-authors of the 2011 book Deep China: The Moral Life of the … Continue reading

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Another Report on Corruption in Chinese Science and Education

The Nature Index article on Chinese science (via Scientific American seems all too familiar!   I’ve put summaries of a number of articles over the years on this topic to add some perspective.  With all the brilliant people in China getting a … Continue reading

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