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1978: Hu Fuming’s “Practice is the Sole Criterion of Truth” and his Retrospective

Nice interview with Hu Fuming, lead drafter of the historic 1978 Guangming Ribao commentary “Practice is the Sole Criterion for Testing Truth” pointing out Mao and Party aren’t necessarily always right. What a heretical thought! During the early post-Mao days after … Continue reading

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Beijing Daily: President Trump Highlights Flaws in the American System

The PRC party-state has always been much more sensitive to U.S. criticisms of China than the reverse. Western criticisms of Chinese Communist Party are felt as an existential threat to the party not because of any physical threat but because … Continue reading

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Major Change in PRC Political Operating System under Xi?

During my ten years in China (Beijing 1996 – 2001 and Chengdu 2007 – 2012) with some Washington-based China watching in between, I saw a steady decline, especially after Party Secretary Hu Jintao came to power, in what little openness … Continue reading

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PRC State-Sponsored Trash Talk/Media Infiltration in New Zealand

New Zealand Professor Anne-Marie Brady recently translated an anonymous poison pen letter on Chinese media infiltration in New Zealand and gave it to the New Zealand Parliament. This new information fits the pattern seen around the world and discussed in … Continue reading

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He Qinglian: Concerns as Taiwan Faces “Red Infiltration”

He Qinglian has a good commentary in the May 28th Dajiyuan (Epoch Times in Chinese) discussing her just-concluded three week speaking tour in Taiwan. A bit of an ad for her recent excellent  book (I’ve been reading it — (full … Continue reading

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Politically Incorrect Twitter Browsing Cost Suzhou TV Station Editor His Job

The Suzhou City Main Television Broadcasting Station in its administrative notice of April 4, 2019, announced that Zhu Chengzhuo had been removed from his post as Deputy Director of the All Media Editorial Center of the station. The administrative notice … Continue reading

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Xi Jinping’s Echoes of Mao Zedong: The Medium is the Message

Canadian communications theorist Marshall McLuhan‘s famous quote “the medium is the message” draws attention to how the way we say things can be as important or more important that what we say. Others have before McLuhan have said something similar. … Continue reading

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2019: Local Chinese Party Notice (?) on Conversation Discipline During Spring Festival

Chinese expat websites report that the Chinese Communist Party (according to a joint notice allegedly put by the Social Stability Office, Party Propaganda Department and Public Security Office of Mushan County, Leshan City, Sichuan Province) is asking Communist Party members … Continue reading

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2018/22: Party Honors One Hundred on 40th Anniversary of Reform

[2022 Note]: This article has been taken off the People’s Daily website. Apparently some of the bios of these 100 inspiring people are now inappropriate. That is the trouble with honoring live people in any country! Might they reveal their … Continue reading

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Net Report: Some Chinese Christians in Henan and Anhui Provinces Forced to Renounce Their Religious Faith

“Exposed on the Internet: Local Authorities Forcing People in Henan and Anhui Provinces to Renounce Their Religious Faith”, the Voice of America (VOA) Chinese-language service reported on August 24.  According to the report, a Chinese-American Christian minister Liu Yi tweeted … Continue reading

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