Category Archives: Science, Technology and Academic 科技学术

2019: DARPA Management Mechanism Characteristics and Intelligent Development: Lessons for China’s Military S&T III

The translation below is a translation from a foreign periodical into Chinese that I have translated into English. China also translates vast quantities of U.S. Department of Defense publications. Why re-invent the wheel? Some Comments on Translations in China Foreign … Continue reading

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2018 Foundations of the DARPA Model’s Effectiveness: Lessons for China’s Military S&T II

This second in a series of what might be called “love letters to DARPA” written by Chinese scholars looking for lessons that can be used to argue for reform in the Chinese science and technology system and in particular the … Continue reading

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2018: DARPA Disruptive Technology: Lessons for China’s Military S&T I

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has admirers in China and many other countries worldwide for its R&D work on innovative technological work that has been transforming modern warfare. Here is how the DARPA website characterizes its work: … Continue reading

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Behind PRC Vaccine Import Reluctance: Bioweapon Anxiety?

One of the most striking aspects of the global vaccine response to COVID (once on stops to wonder at it) is how compartmented it is. Why Do Vaccine Blocs Resemble Military Blocs? The vaccine bloc picture resembles George Orwell’s novel … Continue reading

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2020: Tsinghua U Public Emergency Response Plan

With the outbreak of student protests across China about Covid lockdowns and other grievances, many Chinese universities must be dusting off their emergency plans. The 2020 Tsinghua University plan translated below is one such plan. Some of these plans address … 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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2020: Chinese on US vs. PRC Economy, Science, Education, Outlook for Bilateral Relations

Today I came across this set of three articles comparing the US and China in various dimensions and considering the outlook for bilateral relations. These three articles are translated below. Comparing US and PRC Statistical Indicators Re-conceptualization of Sino-US Relations … Continue reading

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2022: Russians Chasing Supposed Chinese Spies

Some Russian commentators on some less cheerful aspects of the “relationship without limits”. Even Putin has hard nationalist critics although I would have thought after Putin took Crimea they would have given him a pass. Last year some Russian nationalists … Continue reading

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2008 Liu Yawei: A John Leighton Stuart to Whom We Can’t Say Farewell

Liu Yawei: A John Leighton Stuart to Whom We Can’t Say Farewell by Liu Yawei June 8, 2022 [Editor’s Note] This article was written in December 2008. In early September 2016, the G20 Summit was held in Hangzhou. In his … Continue reading

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PRC Defense: Starlink Countermeasures

The article translated below from the PRC journal Modern Defense Technology “The Development Status of Starlink and Its Countermeasures” discusses countering a military threat — more precisely military threats enabled by much faster communications — and what capabilities China would … Continue reading

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