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Chinese In Overseas Jails May Face Extra Punishment When They Go Home — If they can get a PRC Passport!

What happens when a Chinese citizen commits a crime overseas, serves his sentence and then is deported  back to China? Well, that depends upon whether China recognizes his citizenship.  Sometimes there are delays and delays and the former prisoner gets … 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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Zhang Feng’s South China Sea Policy Suggestions

In the Chinese edition of the Financial Times, suggestions for Chinese policy from Zhang Feng  张锋   who is a researcher in the international relations department of the Australian National University.  Zhang’s discussion, written for a Chinese audience, examines how … Continue reading

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Comic Books and Political Education in China

Coming to a New China Bookstore near you — Xi Jinping comic books — know both the red line and the bottom line!   http://csr.mos.gov.cn/content/2016-09/09/content_39766.htm I don’t think this is anything new really. Wandering around China a few years ago I … Continue reading

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No Birth Fine, No School? Beijing Says No

A new Beijing Municipality regulation allows children without household registration who have a parent who is a Beijing resident to now be registered. Having a household registration certifies to one’s existence and makes it possible to attend school etc. Many … Continue reading

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Chinese Writer on US History Liu Xianwen Visiting Scholar at Harvard

Liu Xianwen  刘显闻 , author of several remarkable books introducing US history and culture to Chinese readers, is now a visiting scholar at Harvard.  I met Liu Xianwen when I was working at the US Consulate in Chengdu during 2007 – … Continue reading

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Tang Poem Translated: A Poem Written on the Road at Dengfeng with the Imperial Entourage

A Poem Written on the Road at Dengfeng with the Imperial Entourage by Song Zhiwen (dates approximately 656 – 712) This poem was written on the road with Empress Wu as she climbed Songshan Mountain to make a ritual sacrifice. … Continue reading

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